Churches in China Need Bibles Following Once-in-a-century Floods

A photo taken from the church rooftop. (Photo courtesy of Bibles for China)

Parts of China saw once-in-a-century flooding in recent weeks. Above-average rainfall and subsequent flooding affected 70 million people throughout the country; damages cost at least $29 billion.

The deluge caused more financial difficulties this year compared to previous seasons, Chinese officials report. Kurt Rovenstine of Bibles for China says rural church partners are struggling to recover.

“Folks that we reach out to are those [who] couldn’t afford that [damage]; they don’t have a nest egg. There’s [nothing] set aside for flood insurance,” Rovenstine says.

“There’s a tremendous need there.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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