As a result of your prayers and support, East Gates has placed over two million Bibles into the hands of our House Church brothers and sisters in China. The most exciting aspect of this venture is that these Bibles do not put House Church believers in any danger. The Bibles are printed in China at the Amity Printing Press in Nanjing with the government's knowledge and approval and are allowed to be distributed to our brothers and sisters choosing to meet in their homes.
Many people in the West have not yet heard of this exciting development even though it started in 1992. Most people assume for a believer in China to receive a Bible it must be smuggled. Unfortunately, they have been misinformed.
For only US $5.00 you can continue to help put much-needed legal Bibles into the hands of our Chinese brothers and sisters. Within the last year, we have had the opportunity to distribute Study Bibles to our friends in China at the low cost of US $20.00 per Study Bible. These Study Bibles are in great demand. They contain excellent color maps, commentaries and references.
Another project we are involved with is our mini-libraries project. Since 1997, East Gates has had the privilege of establishing over 200 libraries to key home meeting points throughout China. Devotional and/or reference books are distributed on a monthly basis to these 200+ points based on request and need. The cost of this on-going strategic ministry averages US $12.00 per month per library.
Currently, East Gates is giving greater attention to poorer rural inland regions of Western China where the need for Bibles is still very great. Please pray that we can continue to assist the church in these needy regions by providing them with the Word of God, so their souls can be fed and their minds nurtured towards a greater understanding of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.