We continually praise God as we witness the way he has worked in China over the years. When she was 10 years old, this lovely lady listened to a pastor preach who had come to her community. She borrowed his Bible and during the night she copied as much of it as she could. The next day she followed this pastor to lunch and asked to use his Bible again while he ate and was allowed to copy more scripture.
The pastor stayed a few more days and she was able to copy all of the books of Psalms and Proverbs, which are her favorite books. She read and recited these verses again and again. She wondered when it would be possible for her to have a Bible of her own and continually prayed for that to happen. Five years later a lay person came and purchased a precious gift for her – a BIBLE!! She was so overjoyed that she was jumping and crying. God had answered her prayer.
Now, 40 years later, she has become the senior pastor in an area with a population of 6 million in China and always has a heart for those who hunger for a copy of God’s Word. She is very grateful that Bibles for China is providing funds for Bibles in rural areas so her people have the opportunities to have Bibles of their own. We have donated 4500 copies of Bibles and 80 copies of Crossway Study Bibles to equip rural church leaders in her area.
Thank you for making a difference!
We are so thankful that we have supporters that help us fulfill our mission. There are many challenges right now in China. One of the things that we are all watching is the growing concern over the outbreak of the Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan. This virus is causing a lot of fear and concern, not just in China, but around the world. We have been in contact with our Christian partners in China and we are praying for them as they give hope and help in this time of need. One of our great affirmations is that for every Bible that we distribute, there is contained a message of hope and there is encouragement for us in our time of crisis. May the Bibles that have been received be a blessing to our Chinese family in this uncertain time.
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. ” James 1:12