Bibles for China's Millions
This year Bible Society NI has been supporting the Chinese Partnership and Amity Printing Company in China through the supply of Bible paper, enabling them to print and distribute Bibles all over the country. This project also funds free Bibles to provide one to those who cannot afford to buy their own. Below is a testimony from Yuan Guiying (pictured) who received one of these Bibles.
Yuan Guiying is a 65-year-old grandmother from Hengshui City, Hebei Province. Throughout her life she had little interest in God until her son-in-law became seriously ill. After he was healed, she began to explore the Christian faith and what it could mean in her life. She began attending church and eventually decided to follow Christ, yet she didn’t have her own Bible.
In 2018 Hengshui Christian Council received 300 free Bibles from the United Bible Societies “Bibles for China’s Millions” project. Most were given to those exploring the faith. Yuan was one of those who received a Bible.
Yuan will never forget the day she beheld her first Bible, which she received shortly after her baptism in 2018. “This is my first Bible. I was a little overwhelmed when I held it in my hands, thinking to myself that this is no ordinary book, it is the Word of God!” She recalled with delight, adding, “Now my favourite pastime is reading the Bible. The Word of God gave me real satisfaction and joy which cannot be derived from dancing or winning at mah-jong tables.”
Yuan also enjoys memorising the scriptures, sharing with us her favourite memory verse. “My favourite verse in the Bible is from Psalm 91:14 ‘Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.’ That’s why I changed from loving the world to loving God.”