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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.

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.

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.

Not Just One Man’s Burden

Wang, an ethnic Miao Christian in Christian, is a lay preacher in his village church and has been a Bible translator for over ten years. He shares the challenges he faces in balancing the demands of family and ministry. Yet, he remains committed to the work of Bible translation and is grateful for the financial support of the United Bible Societies that enables him to press on in making the Miao Bible available for generations to come.
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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.

Ministering Amid Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can be felt globally across different sectors, and rural Christians in various provinces across China are not spared either. With church meetings suspended, many ethnic minority preachers are in need of support, as this has affected the usual financial support they receive from congregants. Read about how the support from UBS has helped one needy preacher in Yunnan province continue with his ministry by travelling around the rural areas to encourage fellow congregants during this crisis.

Joy of Teaching the Elderly

60 year old Niu Cuihua is a cancer survivor who accepted the Lord as her Saviour in 2008. She now conducts Scripture Literacy classes in a rural area in Shandong province where the elderly come weekly not just to learn to read the Bible, but also for worship and fellowship. Find out what motivates Niu to serve these precious souls selflessly and tirelessly, providing a supportive environment for them to be cared for week after week.

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.

Giving the Very Best Version of the Bible to China

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Union Version Bible (or CUV), known as 和合本圣经 in Mandarin. Over the years, the availability of the Bible in the Chinese language has played a significant role in the growth of the Church. This brief summary of the Why, How and Impact of the CUV Bible is a wonderful testimony of God's hand over the work in China.

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.

A Granny Who Copies the Bible

Because of her thirst for God’s word, 81-year-old granny Liu Meiyun began copying the Bible one chapter a day since becoming a Christian in 2002. Each day she can spend up to three hours copying the Bible. Read her story to find out what keeps her going and how the Word of God has impacted her life.

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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