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Discipleship materials help support the believers in China in their discipleship journey. One such material is the “Abundant Life” book, which is published by the TSPM/China Christian Council and supported by United Bible Societies. It covers the basics of Christian living and has impacted the spiritual lives of Chinese Christians such as 36-year-old Ma Li who shares how her understanding of God and His Word has grown deeper through the material.

Millions of Bibles for China

In the 1980s, the Chinese Church had a vision and an opportunity to print Bibles for Chinese Christians in China. The United Bible Societies Fellowship responded readily as a partner – undertaking the largest single project in the Fellowship's history by helping to launch Amity Printing Press, which would go on to print millions of Bibles for China and countries around the world.

Living Waters, Thirsty Souls

The gift of the Bible is a blessing that is immeasurable. This precious gift [God’s Word] is able to nourish all thirsty souls. A Program Manager of UBS China Partnership shares her insights on a Bible distribution that took place in Jiangxi Province in 2020.

“Grandma, read the Bible to me!”

Mothers and grandmothers are impacting their children and grandchildren by passing on their faith through reading the Scriptures to them. One such lady is Madam Zhang Xiuyin who shares how God’s Word has impacted her and her family.

“I want more people to know God’s Word”

Yang Hai’en, a Bible translator from the East Lisu ethnic minority group in China, shares his desire for his people to know God’s Word. Find out how four generations from his family were involved in the translation of the Bible to the East Lisu language, and how he is helping fellow East Lisu believers to learn to read the Bible through Scripture literacy classes.

China Catholic Church – United Bible Societies Joint Seminar on Bible...

An inaugural joint seminar organised by the Catholic Church in China and the United Bible Societies China Partnership, was held on 22 June 2021. The online Seminar was a mutual exchange on the theme of Bible translation and Chinese culture with the goal to contribute towards the work of Chinese Bible translation by the Catholic Church in China.

A Wa Bible for Every Family in the Village

With the support of the United Bible Societies, the Wa Bible has been translated, published and distributed to the Wa people group in China. Praise God that most of the Wa believers in Wa Bible translator Rev Bao Guangqiang’s village are able to read the Bible in their own language and almost every family in the village has a Wa Bible to read! Be encouraged as Rev Bao shares his personal testimony and deep passion for Bible translation in this story.

Discipleship Is Never Too Late

Discipleship materials help support the believers in China in their discipleship journey. One such material is the “Abundant Life” book, which is published by the TSPM/China Christian Council and supported by United Bible Societies. It covers the basics of Christian living and has impacted the spiritual lives of Chinese Christians such as 36-year-old Ma Li who shares how her understanding of God and His Word has grown deeper through the material.

Walks 9 Hours to Preach God’s Word

Long Xinrong, a preacher, who ministers to believers living in mountainous regions in Yunnan Province, shares his testimony about how God provided a motorcycle for his ministry, allowing him to reach the believers in the mountains more easily for home visits and to teach God's Word.
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The Struggles of a Lay Preacher

Preacher Mu Weixu, from the West Lisu ethnic people group, serves as a lay preacher in two village churches in Yunnan. Through the godly influence of his parents and grandparents, especially his grandmother, Mu was moulded to be the God-fearing person he is today. Read about his journey of knowing God as a child and what keeps his faith going strong even in the face of challenges such as financial pressures and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minzu University of China Successfully Organized 3rd Cross-Cultural Dialogue with UBS

At this annual symposium, scholars from China and overseas gathered online for a cross-cultural dialogue on the Pentateuch discussing topics like the understanding of the Creation story from a liturgical theological perspective, the problem of evil in the Pentateuch, the concept of blessings in the first five books of the Bible, amongst other topics.

The Bible and Belt and Road Initiative

Our annual seminar organised by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) is not able to take place this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been held yearly for nine years, but we are thankful to God that the 9th seminar took place last year, in November 2019, prior to the pandemic. With the support of the United Bible Societies, the seminar focused on the theme of the Bible in relation to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The sessions discussed impacts and contributions religion, particularly Christianity, made on cities and people in the BRI countries.

Bible Sunday in China

Bible Sunday is celebrated by Bible Societies and Churches with the intention to encourage Christians to put God’s Word in the centre of their lives so that they can live it out as a witness to the world. Churches in China celebrated Bible Sunday at Hangzhou’s Chongyi Church in December 2019. Read about this memorable event, which included the hand-copying of Scriptures by 100 believers and a free Bible distribution.

“I want more people to know God’s Word”

Yang Hai’en, a Bible translator from the East Lisu ethnic minority group in China, shares his desire for his people to know God’s Word. Find out how four generations from his family were involved in the translation of the Bible to the East Lisu language, and how he is helping fellow East Lisu believers to learn to read the Bible through Scripture literacy classes.

Grandma, I want to read God’s Word together with you

A program manager from the United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBS CP) shares her thoughts on the impact of the scripture literacy project after visiting a scripture literacy class in a rural area in China. Read this story to find out why her meeting with an elderly lady and her granddaughter at the class left such a deep impression on her.

Mothers’ Role in the Making of a Chinese Christian Leader

Rev Zhang Keyun, as Chairman of Jiangsu Provincial TSPM and President of Jiangsu Seminary, plays an important role in shepherding the churches under his charge and training future leaders for ministry. Such widespread influence did not come about by chance. Instead, it has much to do with his personal walk with God, and the godly influences of two: his mother and a spiritual mentor in his early years in Christian ministry. Read his story to learn more about these women’s influences in his faith journey.

Mothers’ Role in the Making of a Chinese Christian Leader

Rev Zhang Keyun, as Chairman of Jiangsu Provincial TSPM and President of Jiangsu Seminary, plays an important role in shepherding the churches under his charge and training future leaders for ministry. Such widespread influence did not come about by chance. Instead, it has much to do with his personal walk with God, and the godly influences of two: his mother and a spiritual mentor in his early years in Christian ministry. Read his story to learn more about these women’s influences in his faith journey.

Grateful for God’s Grace and His Word

Having experienced the grace of God in his life, Cheng Weiwei has a deep hunger for God's Word. He recognises that having the opportunity to study at Shandong Theological Seminary is also because of the grace of God. Be inspired by his desire to know God as he shares about his motivation to study Scriptures and how thrilled he was to receive a copy of the Chinese Study Bible from UBS.

Cradled in God’s Word

Liu Yuekai, a seminary lecturer, shares his journey, which goes all the way back to his childhood when his grandparents laid a strong foundation for him in God's Word. Their influence now impacts both his role as a father at home and in his ministry to the seminary students. Financial support from UBS has enabled him to continue the legacy left behind by his grandparents. Read his story here.

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