Bibles For The World is not letting the coronavirus get in the way of bringing Scripture to the Chinese people.
The coronavirus has caused over 500 deaths around the world since it began in Wuhan, China. It has sickened over 25,000 people, although over 1,000 have already recovered.
But John Pudaite, President and CEO of Bibles For The World, says, “we continue to feel that it should not deter us from our commitment to provide God’s word there and to get the Gospel to the people of China.”
Risk and reward
As many countries close their borders to China and flights are suspended, Pudaite says Bibles for the World continues to monitor the situation. But he points to what they have already accomplished as motivation. “God’s opened some doors for us to work there. And we have been blessed to be able to provide over 300,000 Gospels of John each year. Another 15 to 20,000 Bibles, New Testaments, and study Bibles each year.”
While the coronavirus is certainly a disease to be wary of, Pudaite says it has affected far fewer people than the common flu. Most of the danger comes from the exotic and unknown nature of the virus and the lack of vaccine.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that the peace and love of Christ would be exalted in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic.
- Ask God to build the kingdom of Christ in China through the witness of his people there.