The church in China is growing. Everyday hundreds of people are turning to Christ Jesus and becoming Christians. However, although the church is growing, it is incredibly hard to obtain a Bible. The China Partnership (the Bible Society in China) is able to work with the Amity Printing Company to print bibles in China, but the demand is still far outweighing the supply.
Not only is there a lack of Bibles, but it is also commonplace in China for Christians to divide their Bible up and give portions and pages to loved ones as a way of evangelism. Many Christians copy the Bible by hand so that they can give their friends and family an opportunity to read God’s Word for themselves. This grows the church further, but also leaves these Christians without access to a full Bible.
The Bible Society in China is working alongside the local church and Amity Printing Company to supply the Bible paper required to print the Scriptures for the many thousands of Christians who are still waiting for their own copy. They also provide free or affordable Bibles to those who would not be able to access Scripture due to their financial situation.
This year through the support of Bible society NI, as well as the wider united Bible societies fellowship, the China partnership hopes to distribute over 1.5 million Bibles to Christians all over China who are waiting for their own copy of the Bible.