Churches are facing new laws. Christians are facing new restrictions. But here's the good news: there's still a way for you to share the gospel in China!
For five years the doors were wide open and hundreds of thousands of Bibles were provided to the churches, thanks to generous donors. We're sad to report that we can’t do that anymore. Everything has changed, except for one thing. There's still a unique opportunity to share the hope of the gospel with millions in China who are still lost—even though the doors are closing!
Bibles are still being printed in China, but the number allowed to be printed still has a cap that’s far lower than the Bibles needed. But now there’s a new restriction on Bibles: the government has banned the sale of all Bibles on online bookstores. Pastors have indicated an intensification of sanctions against churches, including the demolishing of crosses, burning Bibles, and raiding Christian homes to remove religious symbols.
The Hope magazine is an important resource to provide the church, and not just because it’s so different from anything else the church has. What’s so great is we have no limitations on how many of these magazines we can print! Today that non-restriction is more important than ever because of the new legal restrictions I’ve already mentioned. What an opportunity for us to equip churches in China—especially now in the midst of the persecution they’re facing—with a Scripture resource that points people to Jesus.
Every $30 you donate means 6 people living in hopeless darkness will finally see a glimmer of the light of Jesus—probably for the very first time. Thank you for your generosity.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” We’re asking you to let the children come to Jesus, and provide them with Spark magazines.
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