It takes large numbers to describe anything having to do with China. More than 1.3 billion people live in the country that expands over 3.7 million square miles of grassland, deserts, mountain ranges, lakes, and rivers.
The communist country of China is a country of incredible contrast. They are the world’s largest producers of Bibles yet it is difficult for Chinese citizens to own and practice what is written on the pages of the Bible.
If you visit cities like Shanghai in Eastern China, you hardly feel like you are in a communist country. Only a few hours to the west - away from the typical tourist’s map – police patrols surround the brave people who choose to come and gather at a local home-church.
Changing People’s Lives International Ministries is pleased to be allowed to serve in such a large society of loving, hard-working and dedicated people. We love to support mission projects in areas where the presence of the Seventh-day Adventist message is not yet fully allowed. Humanitarian projects provide us the opportunity to offer life changing experiences. Our biggest ongoing project in China is a work program for young people, pairing them with cities or villages, and training them to serve their communities.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church does not have the privilege of developing the same administrative structure as it does in other parts of the world. For example, the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is not located on the mainland in China but rather in Hong Kong. Regardless of their location, the church leaders provide an inspiration that is deeply appreciated by all growing congregations and new believers across China.
The basic structure of the Adventist Church in China is the concept of MOTHER and DAUGHTER churches. Changing People’s Lives International Ministries is fully involved in the Adventist program to establish and develop these small churches. Together with our CPL Faith Partners, we sponsor the lay mission pastors that speak and lead out at hundreds of these daughter churches who would otherwise lack the financial resources to hire their own leaders.
Right now we have the additional blessing in the form of our current Seventh-day Adventist president who has done so much to advance God’s mission work in communist China. Consider helping us place a bible that says, “Made in China” into the hands of the people in the Yunnan province and for the people of Tibet who live in China.
We leave the above special request in your hands to pray about and see how God will lead you to partner with Him in something so unique. WE NEED YOUR HELP in accomplishing so many more urgent mission projects in this country.