5/23/11 – 5/29/11
One Bible at a Time
Thank you for being an answer to the prayers of many Chinese believers who have received a Bible through your Bibles for China team. The Chairman of our Board and one of our Board members will be leaving in late March for our first 2011 Bible distribution. They will be handing out thousands of Bibles in remote areas of rural China.
Because we desire to be good stewards of the financial gifts you have given, we send teams to be part of the distribution of the Bibles to verify that the Bibles are properly distributed. Please pray that your team will clearly portray Jesus as they celebrate with those believers who receive a Bible.
By Wendell Rovenstine, Bibles for China
There are millions of Chinese Christians who exist on an income of $125 a year or less. Most of the world is not aware that Bibles are now allowed to bedistributed openly and legally in China as long as certain criteria are met.
As the Executive VP of Bibles for China, I am pleased that we have met the requirements and have been approved to provide Bibles in several provinces. Despite the oppression since the late 1940′s God’s remnant in China have remained faithful.
China is now coming alive in Christ and the Christian Church is growing at a rate of nearly 30,000 believers per month. Considering China holds nearly one third of the world’s population we can only imagine what type of world impact providing God’s Word to believers can make.
by Bibles for China
China (MNN) ― While the unregistered church in China faces opposition, a United States based ministry feels their call is to assist the registered church. Bibles for China, is sending Bibles into China.
President of Bibles for China Jonathan Brooks says, “There’s been quite a few biases against the registered church in China, so it automatically has become a neglected mission field. But with the wonderful opportunities that have opened, we’ve been able to go in and operate openly and legally.”
Distributing Bibles for China
China (MNN) ― China’s notorious one-child policy may be coming to an end. Why? The male-female ratio in China is said to be 119 males to 100 females. The other problem is the aging population will lack caregivers. With one married couple left to take care of four aging parents, the pressure is great.
Jonathan Brooks, President of Bibles for China–a ministry of Voice of China and Asia,says this is old news. “The people of China seem kind of surprised that we would be asking about it because to them it was old news. What we see as a new policy in China, that you can have more than one child. People generally — especially in Christian circles — don’t realize that this is really old news, that the policy has changed.”
God has given us a wonderful job:
Give Bibles to waiting, praying, believers in China. You send us, we show up and so does God. Lives are changed, believers are encouraged and the church is strengthened. It was your support and prayers that makes this happen. Let’s do it again, until China becomes a shining light and a nation that gives all glory to God!
Yours for China’s millions!
Bibles for China handing out Bibles to rural Chinese Christians
by Bibles for China
China (MNN) ― Providing God’s Word to people in China is the focus of Bibles for China. Bibles for China would like all new believers there to be able to read the story of Christ’s birth, maybe for the first time — especially in rural China.
While China’s Amity Printing Press prints millions of Bibles each year, not every Chinese believer has one. President of Bibles for China Jonathan Brooks says, “Amity’s distribution system doesn’t reach the rural areas and mostly goes to the larger population areas; its distributed through 55,000 registered churches.”
That causes a major problem for new believers. “70 percent of China’s new believers live in rural areas. So, the distribution doesn’t reach them very well. By my calculations,” Brooks says, “20,000 people a day are coming to Christ in China. That means 14,000 of them — every day — live in an area where Bibles aren’t even available for purchase.”