You may have heard people say that there are 25,000 people coming to Christ a day in China, some talk about the “million a month” turning to Christ, and others would say 10,000 new believers a day. The latter of those is very reasonable, although the actual figure may be much higher.
Leading experts on religion in China suggest that by 2025 China could have in excess of 160 million Christians and by 2030 would be the world’s most Christian nation, with over 250 million Christians.
In 2018, the sale of online Bibles in China was banned, which means Bibles are only available to registered Christians in the government sanctioned three-self churches, and that is if they even have any there. Figures would also suggest that the government has permitted the printing of approximately 50 million Bibles in the last 30 years or so through Amity Press. We, along with other organisations have done the best we can to print and provide Bibles and other Christian books and material during this time.
When we see the above figures, it is evident that there is a huge shortfall in the number of Bibles needed, for each believer to have at least one copy (how many do we have on our bookshelves?) yet alone other books and teaching materials. If 10,000 new believers a day is correct, that puts the figure on new believers in the last 30 years to over 100 million Christians.
With AppSTER we are providing Bibles and a library of resources to Chinese believers. We have targeted 1 million copies by 2025, but as you can see, this will just be a drop in the ocean. We are also working in other ways to support Chinese believers and seeking to see lost souls saved. Please prayerfully considering supporting us as we support the church in China.