Bibles for China’s heart is to provide God’s Word, the Bible, legally and without cost to Christians often living in rural mainland China, where a great need for Bibles exists.
Many people we serve in rural China already know the love of God, but for most of them their income cannot purchase anything other than basic needs. Because of their location and lack of monetary resources, they simply do not have access to Bibles. Their Bible reading is restricted to pages they have copied, passages they have memorized, or tattered Bibles shared among the village.
Bibles for China recognizes the tremendous need and is committed to put Bibles in the hands of rural Chinese Christians. Previous generations have not had the opportunity to openly distribute Bibles to those in China for fear of negative consequences from authorities.
Today that is no longer true. The door is open to give rural Chinese Christians the spiritual resources they need and pray for — the resources they need to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and bring new people into the family of God.
Partners from 28 countries have joined Bibles for China to raise the funds to buy Bibles written in Mandarin, the reading language of China. At a cost of $5.00 each, Bibles for China purchases and distributes these Bibles to rural Chinese Christians. The Bibles are printed in China at the Amity Printing Press, which is the world’s largest Bible printing press and operates as an arm of the Amity Foundation. Legal Bibles in China are provided by working through the Chinese Christian Counsel.
We work closely with these Christian brothers who have the responsibility of providing Bibles to the Christians who have anticipated and prayed for the opportunity to have a Bible of their own. Bibles for China selects teams to go to China to verify delivery of the Bibles and to rejoice with those who receive them.