Thank you for the generosity of many to provide for 65 NIV Study Bibles to be purchased. They are being shipped ahead and we ask that you would please PRAY they will get through customs with no problems. PRAY, too, for the men and women that will be receiving them. Thank you, thank you for all your prayers and support and keep on praying!!
We in America can hardly comprehend what people in China will go through, just to get a Bible. We can hardly imagine the desire, the aching need, for study Bibles. I see it every day as I work with Chinese people longing for the Scriptures, and the joy and gratitude they express when they finally hold that beautiful gift in their hands.
People in China are so hungry for the life-transforming truth of God’s Word that they will take anything we can share, if not the entire Bible, then the New Testament, or some portion of Scripture, even a brief passage or just a single verse.
I wish you could see for yourself how people’s eyes light up when they first take that Bible into their hands, or if you could witness how lives are transformed by the power of God’s love through the pages of His Word into the hearts of people who have been so long without hope and without life.
You would know, in a moment like that, that you have done more than just a “good thing”, you have participated in the work of God in China. Of course Christ’s Great Commission to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” is too big a job, too much to comprehend. So was the feeding the 5,000. But when you give the job to Jesus, He makes the impossible possible.
And that is what we are doing today, you and we, together, trusting Him to take our small sacrifice, our loaves and fishes, and multiply His power and love into the lives of multitudes. As we hand out the Bibles we will get back to you with the names of the people who received your gift so that you can pray for that person’s spiritual growth and eternal salvation as they come to know the Savior.
Thank you again for enabling us to serve people in far-flung corners of the globe, even in the most unexpected places, where people cry out for the Word of God.