This year, we are supporting Bible mission in China.
Every $2 raised will supply the paper for one Bible to be printed.
Did you know that there are over one million new Christians in China each year?
The Bible plays a crucial role in nurturing their new faith, deepening their relationship with God, and enables transformation to happen in their lives.
Unfortunately, many of them can’t afford to buy their own Bible. That’s because 70% of Christians in China live in poorer rural areas.
Would you like to partner with us to bring them the hope of the Bible?
Every $2 you give will supply the paper for one Bible to be printed.
Give the gift hope today. Donate here.
The story of the Bible in China
Once banned, confiscated, burned and destroyed in China, today the Bible is China’s best-selling book!
Officially, the number of Christians in China is 45 million but unofficially it is 100 million with more than one million coming to faith every year!
This amazing growth has been fuelled in part by the provision of Bibles printed at the Amity Printing Press, provided with the support of faithful Bible Society supporters from around the world and in New Zealand, such as you!
Over the years, the Amity Printing Press has seen many milestones, including on the 11 November 2019 when Chinese church leaders, government leaders and international guests, including from the United Bible Societies (UBS), gathered to celebrate the printing of the 200 millionth Bible!
Over 85 million of these Bibles have been distributed to Christians in China, including Bibles printed in ten different minority languages and in Braille. Yet, with the Church in China continuing to grow exponentially, and 70 per cent of China’s Christians living in poor, rural areas there is still a great need for Bibles!
Millions want to read the Bible and to grow in their faith. Millions need the Word of God for their faith to be nurtured. Thousands need to be trained and equipped in the Word for pastoral and teaching ministry in the Church. These Bibles are either sold at reduced prices or given away for free to believers in poorer rural areas, or to ethnic minorities living in the mountains.
Will you partner with us this year to help bring Bibles to Christians in China so bringing them the precious Word of God?
Li Yanjing’s story of transformation
“The Bible has become my precious companion and I treasure it dearly,” says 66-year-old Li Yanjing, an elder at a church in Handan city in the province of Hebei.
But Li’s life used to be different. Once hot-headed and focused on gaining the material things in life, Li suffered from a chronic nose-bleeding condition for 30 years. Desperate to see him healed, his mother turned to her religion. But when that didn’t work, she cried out to God. Miraculously, Li’s nosebleed stopped!
Li’s mother became a Christian, but Li continued putting all his energy into earning money as a taxi driver. Eventually, he was challenged to read the Bible and he was struck by the verse, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 NIV).
This verse really spoke to Li about his pride and he began to see himself as someone in need of redemption, who needed Jesus in his life. Today, his life has been transformed.
He trusts God in all things. He has turned away from the pursuit of wealth and is now a much more patient person. He places Bibles in his taxi for people to take. Because of his faith, his life is on a completely different path to the one he was on 30 years ago.
You can help bring Bibles to China by donating below:
Millions want to read the Bible and to grow in their faith. Millions need the Word of God for their faith to be nurtured. Thousands need to be trained and equipped in the Word for pastoral and teaching ministry in the Church.
Every $2 you donate will supply the paper for one Bible to be printed.
Donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit.
In the event that an appeal becomes oversubscribed, funds will be distributed where most needed.