Written by an evangelist in Shandong province:
When the gospel was first shared with us in 2012 we did not have any Bibles but we felt such a hunger to know more about the Truth. We cried out to the Lord with burning desire to know more about Him. In May 2013 the Lord answered our prayers and all our fellowship leaders and evangelists have received Bibles. We fell down on our faces before the Lord weeping with joy as we thanked the Lord for providing us the Bread of Life.
It was explained to us that God’s Word was provided by Christians around the world who sacrificed their hard-earned money so we could have Bibles. We are just peasants from the countryside, so we don’t understand much about the world outside of China. Everything outside China seems so foreign and strange to us; but we now feel a strong connection to God’s people around the world that provided us with Bibles even though they have never met us. Although we don’t know you by name, we thank you from the depths of our hearts for providing these Bibles to us. We believe that in heaven God will introduce us to those who provided Bibles and we look forward to worshipping the Lord with you! Until then may God’s grace and peace be with you.
There is a critical shortage of Bibles in China today because of the massive growth of the church in rural areas. Tens of millions of Christians are still without God’s Word. Asia Harvest is partnering with house church networks throughout China in a long-term strategy to print Bibles for these new believers. They are distributed to all parts of China, helping establish new believers in the faith and adding fuel to the revival that continues to burn throughout the world’s most populous country. Each Bible cost just US $1.80 to print and deliver.
Information and evangelist’s letter from Asia Harvest’s March 2014 newsletter.