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Everything for a Purpose

Growing up, life was tough for Cao Yulan who was given away by her family because of poverty. Yet she experienced God's hand in her life when she was eventually able to go to school and receive an education. Find out how God led her to become a Scripture literacy teacher in her church and why she remains so passionate about it. Indeed, all things including sufferings can serve a purpose in the loving hands of our Father.

The Unstoppable Word of God

Kua Wee Seng has served in China Bible missions for close to three decades before he retired in 2021 as Director of China Partnership, United Bible Societies. In his own words (in this article), he had witnessed the explosive growth of the Churches in China, heard countless of faith testimonies from Chinese Christians, and marvelled at how a country which once destroyed Bibles is now home to the largest Bible printing press in the world.

The Grand Banquet

When 62 year old Zhang Cuihua first heard the parable of the Grand Banquet, she was impressed by the generosity of God and accepted the invitation to receive Christ. On that day, she received her first Bible and started reading it eagerly. Since then, Cuihua has been inspired to earnestly serve the Lord. Her love for the Lord and passion for the Bible continue to go deeper. To this day, the vision of God’s invitation to a grand banquet and His heart for the lost remain close to Cuihua’s heart.

An Unforgettable Elderly Believer

Read the story of an elderly believer’s inspiring journey of faith and how she remained faithful through the tough times.

I Am Really Blessed To See

An accident left preacher Bi, an East Lisu Bible translator, blind in one eye. Yet he counts himself blessed to have been able to witness the publication of the Bible in his own ethnic language and to have been part of the translation team from the start to the end. Read preacher Bi's testimony to find out how he got involved with Bible translation and how God sustained him and the translation team until the translation project was completed.

“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.

Deepening her Bible Knowledge is the Best Act of Service

Yu Tong was born in a Christian family, but she did not have a personal relationship with God until she was in university when she joined a Christian fellowship and experienced the love of God's family. Her desire to be rooted in God’s Word led her to enrol in a Bible Training Centre where she has been growing in her faith and knowledge of God's Word. Find out how the Bible resources in the Bible Training Centre supports her spiritual growth.

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.

Bible Day in China 2021 – Singing the Scriptures in Chinese...

The Churches in China celebrated Bible Day 2021 by putting music to Scriptures, singing psalms and hymns. Through presentations of hymns and songs in various local dialects, Bible exhibition and other Scripture related activities, believers had a greater appreciation of Bible ministry and received encouragement to read the Bible.

10th International Seminar with the theme “Bible and Dialogue of the...

How should the exchange and appreciation of world civilisations look like in a post-pandemic era? What does the Bible say about civilisations and how has the Bible contributed to building better cities and societies around the world? These were some of the questions discussed at the two-half-day 10th International Seminar with the theme "Bible and Dialogue of the Civilisations", held in Shanghai in hybrid format due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

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.

Everything for a Purpose

Growing up, life was tough for Cao Yulan who was given away by her family because of poverty. Yet she experienced God's hand in her life when she was eventually able to go to school and receive an education. Find out how God led her to become a Scripture literacy teacher in her church and why she remains so passionate about it. Indeed, all things including sufferings can serve a purpose in the loving hands of our Father.

“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.

Deepening her Bible Knowledge is the Best Act of Service

Yu Tong was born in a Christian family, but she did not have a personal relationship with God until she was in university when she joined a Christian fellowship and experienced the love of God's family. Her desire to be rooted in God’s Word led her to enrol in a Bible Training Centre where she has been growing in her faith and knowledge of God's Word. Find out how the Bible resources in the Bible Training Centre supports her spiritual growth.

Places Close to her Heart

Having graduated from the Bible Training Center in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, and working there now, the center is very close to Zhou Yaqin's heart. It was the place where her faith was renewed and where she had found real spiritual food. The resources in the Bible center library helped her grow in her understanding of God's Word and gave her confidence to serve more effectively in ministry. She is so thankful for the resources in the library, some of which were supported by UBS. Be inspired by her spiritual journey and her hunger for God's Word.

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.

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