Funding needed for Bibles for China

By August 17, 2012

USA (MNN) — While October is still weeks away, a Bible distribution ministry is gearing up for a great opportunity to provide God's Word to rural China. And August is an important month in the process.

Bibles for China reports that August is the time they need to apply for visas to get into the country, purchase airline tickets, and pay for Bibles. Purchasing the Bibles now allows time to have the Bibles delivered to the more rural areas of China so they're ready for distribution by team members.

I know what you're thinking: can you trust that they'll get to where they need to go?

Bibles for China works through an in-country partner for all the Bibles, approvals for distribution and travel arrangements. That partner is able to arrange for distribution in 20 of the 26 provinces. While that's good, it's disappointing, too.

President of Bibles for China Wendell Rovenstine says, "In days past, [our partner was] able to arrange for distribution in 21 of the 26 provinces until Satan–using a cult named Eastern Lightning–swept through one of the North provinces and stole the hearts of many of the Christians to the point that the Bible is no longer welcome in many of the churches."

According to Rovenstine, Chinese believers have been praying for their own Bibles for decades — ever since the Cultural Revolution took their Bibles in the 1970s.

While the trip is still weeks away, you can join the team without even leaving your home. How? By purchasing a Bible. Just $5 covers the cost of the Bible and its distribution. Now until the end of the year, your gift to Bibles for China is being matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact in China.

Since Bibles for China uses the above ground church to accomplish this, you can be assured your Bibles will be delivered to those who need them. They're not smuggled into China: they're purchased IN China, BY Chinese Christians FOR Chinese distribution.

Prayerfully consider making a donation today. With your gift, you can help distribute more than 1,000 Bibles to Chinese believers in October. Do you remember your first Bible? Help gift that feeling to a fellow Christian in China today.

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