Skip to comments.For Chinese, 'red envelope' Bibles special
Posted on 02/05/2011 9:48:20 AM PST by wmfights
Only five minutes from the strip club parties, a different, more peaceful celebration gathers a crowd of its own. The clear tones of two trumpets, played by volunteers from Taiwan, resonate from the Southern Cross Project Bible distribution point -- and many tourists stop to listen. The Southern Cross project is a Bible distribution ministry in Asia. (Follow their work on the live blog www.mreport.org until Feb. 8.)
The father-son duo plays traditional Chinese songs that the passing tourists easily recognize. One rendition -- the Chinese equivalent of "Auld Lang Syne" -- prompts the crowd to burst out in song. Erica Blair,* a Southern Cross volunteer from Taiwan, wishes the tourists a "Happy New Year" in Mandarin and offers them a New Year's gift -- a Bible.
The tourists' eyes light up at the sound of their heart language in an unfamiliar land, and most accept the gift. Volunteers from six states and two countries handed out more than 2,250 Bible packets the first night of the three-day Chinese New Year's celebrations, totaling more than 8,000 in the past five days.
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Jack passes out more than 70 packets in one night. His strategy is simple -- stand where the action takes place and smile a lot. As a group of 20 tourists squeeze up the steps next to Jack, he jumps into action. He throws out the few words of Mandarin he's learned just for this trip, "Jesus loves you." Then, he smiles and hands them a few Bibles and red packets filled with Christian literature. He wishes them a "Happy New Year." The tourists all smile back and ask for even more Bibles.
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
2Cr 9:6 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Perfect Scripture to quote.
We attended an international Christian Worship service in Beijing both times we traveled to China.
There were people there from everywhere, some in the native clothing of their homelands. It was an amazing experience.
A tiny glimpse of what Heaven will look like.
God is very present in China, despite the best attempts of men to keep him out. The same with the muslim lands. More and more folks are becoming believers.
Those were some of my most treasured experiences living there.
In 10 years, Christ will overcome China.
China’s exclusive minority who are communist have no idea what is going to hit them. When people are given the choice to worship government or Christ most will chose Christ.
I think we will see it in our lifetime. They are a different type of Christian. They have come to Faith in Jesus Christ knowing they would be persecuted and they not only became believers, but they evangelize!
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