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

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.

Protestant Church of China Launches the Chinese Union Version Bible with...

Launched in Oct 2021 and designed to appeal to the urban and younger readers with three new cover designs, the Seeker’s Edition of the Chinese Union Version Bibles are printed at the Amity Printing Company with the support of the United Bible Societies. Let us join the Protestant Church in China to pray that the Lord will use the Seeker’s Bible to draw many to Himself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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