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God’s Word is changing lives in China’s underground church

Vernon Brewer
Mar 18, 2022

I will never get tired of hearing how God’s Word is transforming lives all over the world.

Did you know that China is ranked #17 on the World Watch List for Christian persecution? In China, the price of being a Christ-follower can be high if you’re not careful.

Christians in China have two options: attend a state-run church where the government controls what is taught or meet in secret and hear the true Gospel preached. If discovered, underground church leaders and their congregations risk imprisonment.

Bibles are a rare luxury because authorities closely monitor any religious activity — and snuff out anything they feel could be a threat.

Bibles aren’t technically illegal in China, but they aren’t widely available either. As a matter of fact, you can order a Bible online from several Chinese retailers or even find them in book stores … but there’s a big catch.

The Bibles available in China are heavily modified and censored, and only registered members of the state-run church can easily buy one. These “politically correct” Bibles aren’t really Bibles at all anyway. The people of China are starving for the accurate and complete Word of God.

But I’m happy to report that World Help’s Bibles for All Ambassadors are working to meet that great need!

Let me tell you about Tao.

Tao is a church leader in China, so I’ve changed his name to protect him. He committed his life to spreading the Gospel over 20 years ago, and he’s still going strong — but it’s not easy.

A central component of his ministry is distributing Bibles to the underground church in China. It’s a dangerous job that could get him into serious trouble, but Tao knows people need the Word of God. He’s seen the need firsthand, and he’s willing to risk his life to meet it.

Bibles for All Ambassadors who donate monthly to put the Word of God into the hands of believers have been instrumental in ministries like Tao’s. Every Bible Tao receives is distributed throughout the underground church community, wherever the need is greatest.

Tao said that when his fellow Christ-followers receive their very first Bible, not edited or censored, they’re often in tears. It becomes their most prized possession. Tao wanted me to share how thankful he is.

It’s always astounded me how the church thrives under persecution. No matter what obstacles stand in the way, the Word of God can’t be stopped! But because the church is multiplying — both in China and around the globe — the need for Bibles is constantly increasing.

If you would like to help meet this growing need, you can click the button below to learn more about becoming a Bibles for All Ambassador and sending God’s Word around the world every month!

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