It’s been a year unlike any other. Together, we’ve faced a global pandemic, sweeping political and economic uncertainty, social unrest … and in the midst of it all, we’ve seen God’s powerful intervention over and over again. He is faithful!
Despite 2020 going down in history as one of the most tumultuous year ever, our seven leaders in China were able to teach three 12-week “Faith of Fiction” curriculums. Because of your prayers and financial investments, 1290 participants experienced God’s salvation and were strengthened in their faith after receiving God’s Word through our Bible projects.
It’s no secret that we live in a sick and failing world. Even unbelievers want to improve the society they live in. The Lord Jesus is continuing to bring in His harvest among the Chinese. Tens of thousands of lost people found salvation in Jesus, and tens of thousands more will be saved tomorrow, and every day after. Jesus’ kingdom is expanding and He is the Victor! His timetable is right on target, and one day when “the full number of Gentiles” has come in, God will close the curtain on this sick and sorry age. Until then, we are called to patiently endure, and to “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:3-4)
It has been a great joy for us to be allowed to serve the Church in China, and to come alongside our leaders as they reach out to the lost. Many of those we serve have few possessions by the world’s standards, but they possess Jesus Christ and they desire to make Him known to as many people as possible. God loves such an attitude, and He empowers them to do great works and to bring multitudes into His kingdom. We are honored to assist and serve and we thank each person who prayed for and supported our work this year. Without your vital partnership and financial resources none of these things would have occurred.
“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened. But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:13-15).
May God bless you and your loved ones this “Thanksgiving Season” as together we continue to serve the Church in China.