Missions News & Stories

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

We give thanks to our loving, compassionate, Sovereign God for your ministries. Thank you!

— Rick and Debra R., WI

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you, for such wonderful weekly articles. I look forward to each one, as it helps me to view beyond my own thoughts/circumstances enabling transformed and focused prayers outwardly to what God is doing around the world. It helps me to think outside of my little, local box, to see as God sees that there is more at stake than my problems. These articles and this ministry are a simple grace that is calling us to pray together as one body in Jesus Christ. Again thank you!

— Mark M., FL

God’s Joy and Blessings as we remember what Jesus did for us, new Life in Him.

— Jim and Lorraine H., WI

Thank you for all you do in helping us share in the needs of our brothers and sisters in God’s Kingdom! You are precious! Never forget the value of being the facilitating Hand of Jesus!

— Dale and Nancy D., NY

Thank you for all of your hard work in all of the hardest situations around the world, and thank you for making us aware so we can pray and help support your efforts. May God bless your efforts abundantly!

— David S., OR

Thank you for sending us the newsletters from the various ministries Christian Aid supports with its thrilling testimonies and their needs for us to pray for them.

— Keith and Carla H., CA

God bless you for being a great agent in the Hand of God to build His Kingdom!

— Doug R., GA

God bless your efforts on His behalf!

— Larry W., SD

May God richly bless your wonderful efforts on His behalf. Keep up the great work!

— Gary and Cheryl M., FL

Your work is superlative!

— Jacqueline B., IL

Indigenous Missions at Work in China

March 7, 2012

Native Chinese missionary teaching a class of believers

The greatest need in China has been to find and train house church leaders to lead the rising generation of new believers. Over the years, Christian Aid has helped to establish a total of 155 Bible institutes and missionary training centers, with one or more located in every province of China. Many of these schools were short-term institutes that closed after serving their purpose. Some have been merged with others to share in resources and teachers. More than fifty of these strategic Bible schools continue to operate and produce Bible-believing, evangelistic pastors and teachers. Thousands of graduates are now working throughout all of China to plant house churches through which millions of souls have come to Christ.

Native Chinese believers in class

Bible institutes and missionary training centers supported by Christian Aid have prepared and sent out more than 50,000 native missionaries and Christian workers in China.

Native Chinese believers praying in a circle

Once students are trained they return to their home communities where they train others. In addition, all are equipped to start and lead house churches and home fellowships where Christians gather for study, worship and prayer.

Native Chinese believers praying in a hallway

True believers cannot hold meetings in public facilities, so they gather in homes or offices, such as the one at right, where Christian Aid’s staff missionary Dorothy Sun shares her testimony on a recent visit.

Native Chinese believers sitting around a table

Missionaries in China have opportunities to help new believers who have come out of difficult situations. Under the direction of a Bible school graduate, they gather to learn from the Scriptures and to encourage one another.

Many more leaders are needed to fill the hundreds of new churches being planted every day. Christian Aid is seeking support of at least $6000 annually for each of the 151 Bible institutes in China. They cannot go out and raise funds the way Bible schools do in America; if they did so the Communists might out their leaders in jail and close them down. Each year $906,000 is needed to help support all of those Bible institutes. Your gifts are vitally important for training a multitude of Christian gospel workers who can fill the gaps in leadership still existing in China.

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