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May 2021 Update

It all began with a physically blind women. Sharing Braille material via email communication she was searching for the truth. As she studied the second lesson she came to realize that she was also spiritually blind. When asked if she ever received the Lord Jesus as her Savior, she answered yes on February 15, 2021. Her spiritual blindness was lifted. In a phone conversation with her sighted sister she shared her testimony how Jesus had forgiven her of her sins. Together they went to church and she too accepted Jesus as her savior. Two sisters, one blind and one sighted were for over 60 years spiritually blind, but now both can spiritually see.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

Our life’s goal is to teach the salvation of Jesus Christ to as many unreached people as possible. The greatest need is for Bibles and discipleship materials, to equip tens of millions of hungry house church believers. There is a famine of Bibles in China as the government restricts more and more activities. Even the official Three-Self churches are in great need, as they have seen their Bible quotas slashed by the authorities in recent years.

Hundreds of unreached groups still lack vibrant witnesses. The Gospel has spread rapidly among the Han Chinese majority, but strong ethnic, cultural, and language barriers have meant the churches have struggles to penetrate the non-Han minority groups. We appreciate your prayers and partnership, as together we “look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.” (2 Peter 3:12).

Here is a current snapshot of the state of the Gospel throughout China. While there is much to thank God for in China, the figures are a sobering reminder of how much work remains to be done.

The statistics used are the latest from the “Joshua Project”, who define a people group as “unreached” if less than 2 percent of its population are evangelical Christians.

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