It is because of UBS that the Church in China has strengthened her friendship with churches around the world. — Minister Wang Zuoan, State Administration for Religious Affairs of China, and
Minister Wang Zuoan highlighted the close relationship the Church in China has established with UBS since the early 1980s. The growth of the Bible ministry of the Chinese Church is inseparable from the support given by members of UBS. — State Administration for Religious Affairs of China, and
I would also like to thank UBS. Through the faithful donation of paper to TSPM/CCC and printing machines to Amity, UBS has contributed to the success of the publishing and printing of Bibles in China. — Rev. Dr. Gao Ying, President of Yanjing Theological Seminary. Former Vice-President of NJUTS.,
I hope that UBS donors would continue to be concerned about the Church, the believers and the Bible ministry in China. Although China’s overall economy is growing and the Church is expanding, we have not yet arrived and there are still many poor people who need Bibles. — Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of National Committee of TSPM,
UBS is always willing to serve and work with the Church based on China’s needs.....I have come across many overseas Christian organizations and I think that many should follow UBS’s partnership model with the Church in China. — Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of National Committee of TSPM,
Some people wonder why the Protestant church in China is growing faster than the Catholic Church. I suspect the reason behind the Protestant Church growth is because she puts more emphasis on reading the Bible. — Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian,
It was the United Bible Societies (UBS) who encouraged us to read the Bible more often and even urged us to organize Bible classes. — Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian,

Chinese blind Christian Ma Hongming reading the braille Bible. Photo: UBSCP/Jock.

Blind elderly couple Ma Hongming and his wife Zhao Bilian, both in their 70s, love to read the Braille Bible. Although they have no specific favourite verse, they have a habit of committing to memory verses they think are encouraging so that they could share them with others. Ma Hongming became blind at the age of 3 due to an illness. He has five older siblings and is the only one in his family that is visually challenged. At a very young age, he started learning Braille in school. Ma became a Christian soon after his marriage to Zhao. Read more [...]

4 Bible students - Sun Yu, Gao Xiangye, Xue Jing and Chai Dan (L-R). Photo: UBS/ Dag Smemo

Nanjing’s Union Theological Seminary (NJUTS) is China’s highest and only theological seminary at the national level. Representatives from the United Bible Societies (UBS) brought gifts for the students: the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament. We met four young Bible students. Their names are Sun Yu, Gao Xiangye, Xue Jing and Chai Dan (see photo: from left to right). All of them pledged to serve the Church in China upon completion of their theological studies in a few years time. Read more [...]

Liu Meichun, New Testament Professor at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, Photo: UBS/ Dag Smemo.

“These scholarly resources are wonderful gifts for the students,” smiled Liu Meichun, New Testament Professor and librarian at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. “These are very expensive to buy and many of the students are being sponsored by their home churches, which are not wealthy.” Ms Liu was speaking following a distribution by Bible Society visitors of New Testaments in the original Greek and the Old Testament in Hebrew. As part of their course at this, the crème de la crème of China’s theological seminaries, the students study Greek and Hebrew intensively. Read more [...]
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