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In the quiet countryside of rural China lives Zhao Pingxian, a resilient 75-year-old farmer whose life has been marked by poverty and hardship. Not only did Zhao experience disillusionment from false teachings, but she also faced the painful possibility of not seeing her son again. It was God's miraculous hand and the transforming power of His Word that rescued her from the depths of despair. The true turning point came when Zhao received her very own Bible - a precious gift that would forever change the course of her life.

By Faith not by Sight

Mr. Li is so overjoyed to be given his first complete set of Braille Bible, donated by the United Bible Societies (UBS), that he wrote a simple worship song in thanksgiving to God and dedicated it to the UBS donors. Touched by the grace of God, his life overflows with praise and gratitude towards the Lord. Be encouraged by his testimony (including his song) and learn more about how UBS China Partnership supports the visually challenged Christians in China.

Light to Their Souls

Christians with visual disability rely on Braille Bibles to feed on the Word of God to bring light to their souls. The printing and distribution of Braille Bibles is a significant ministry of UBS. Read this story to know more about them.

A Blind Fortune-teller’s Repentance

  Ten years ago, if you meet Ruan Zhuqin, at age 54 then, he could tell your fortune if you wish, at a small fee....

Gave Up a High Paying Job? No Regrets!

  YUNNAN, China – When Yu Zhilin enrolled into the International Business course at Northeastern University in Liaoning in 2006, he did not expect himself...

Realise Your Dreams

CHINA -- Li Yan, famous head coach of China’s Short Track Speed Skating Team, was also head coach of the United States Short Track...

Faith of a Shanghai Girl

SHANGHAI, China -- Mention Shanghai and images of glitz and glamour would come to mind: a city with high-rise buildings, blinking neon lights, magnificent...

By Faith not by Sight

Mr. Li is so overjoyed to be given his first complete set of Braille Bible, donated by the United Bible Societies (UBS), that he wrote a simple worship song in thanksgiving to God and dedicated it to the UBS donors. Touched by the grace of God, his life overflows with praise and gratitude towards the Lord. Be encouraged by his testimony (including his song) and learn more about how UBS China Partnership supports the visually challenged Christians in China.

Light to Their Souls

Christians with visual disability rely on Braille Bibles to feed on the Word of God to bring light to their souls. The printing and distribution of Braille Bibles is a significant ministry of UBS. Read this story to know more about them.

A Blind Fortune-teller’s Repentance

  Ten years ago, if you meet Ruan Zhuqin, at age 54 then, he could tell your fortune if you wish, at a small fee....

Visit by UBS Delegation to China in April 2024

A 12-member United Bible Societies (UBS) delegation, led by Ms Elaine Duncan, Chair of UBS Fellowship Council and CEO of Scottish Bible Society, visited China on 8-17 April 2024. Organised by the UBS China Partnership (UBSCP), this trip brought the delegation to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guizhou province.

Visiting Church Partners in Jinan and Xi’an (Oct 2023)

In October 2023, a United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) delegation, led by Dr Bernard Low, Co-Director (Ministry), visited our church partners in the cities of Jinan and Xi’an. We are grateful for the good relationship that we have established with our church partners in these cities and look forward to continued opportunities to serve and support the churches there.

Minzu University of China Successfully Organised the 5th Minzu Dialogue with...

The Academy of Religion at the Minzu University of China (MUC, 中央民族大学) held its 5th annual Minzu Dialogue on October 25, 2023 with co-organiser United Bible Societies (UBS), returning to an in-person Dialogue after two years of holding it online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Interpreting the Psalms in Our Everyday Life - Joys, Sorrows, and Hopes" was the theme of this year's Dialogue which saw esteemed scholars from China and UBS exchanging insights ideas and perspectives on the book of Psalms.

Deliverance from Deception and Despair

In the quiet countryside of rural China lives Zhao Pingxian, a resilient 75-year-old farmer whose life has been marked by poverty and hardship. Not only did Zhao experience disillusionment from false teachings, but she also faced the painful possibility of not seeing her son again. It was God's miraculous hand and the transforming power of His Word that rescued her from the depths of despair. The true turning point came when Zhao received her very own Bible - a precious gift that would forever change the course of her life.

Falling in Love with the Bible

Upon receiving a large-print Bible from her church, 78-year-old Zheng Yuzhen was overwhelmed by God's love for her and shares her testimony with great joy and gratitude to the Lord. Testifying of the transforming power of God's Word, she shares about how God touched her heart, healed her husband and led them both to be faithful and fervent followers of Christ today!

Serving God Wholeheartedly Despite Challenges

Mr Li Guoqiang, a 34-year-old lay preacher, travels to the various rural churches and meeting places in Liaocheng, Shandong Province weekly to teach and share God's Word tirelessly. It is his hope that despite all challenges, he will serve God wholeheartedly till his old age. Testifying about God's faithful provision for his family, he shares about how God's love and Word motivate him to persevere in the ministry.

Bible Ministry Among Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province

Thank God for the vibrant ethnic minority churches in China that continue to grow spiritually as they feed on the Word of God. Through the faithful perseverance of various Bible translation teams, a few ethnic minority groups now have the Bible in their own heart languages. For those who are illiterate, Scripture literacy classes help them to learn how to read so that they may grow in their faith through Bible reading.

Scripture Literacy Classes for Ethnic Minority Groups

We thank God that both the Wa and Lahu ethnic minority groups have the Bible in their own languages. Scripture Literacy classes continue to play an important role in the churches of these ethnic minority groups

Transformation through Translation: The Wa Bible Impact

In a remote village nestled amidst the mountains, Bao Bao'ai and his family of the Wa ethnic minority group in China have experienced a remarkable journey of faith. Bao testifies of how the Bible has transformed his entire family, making them a beacon of hope for their community, drawing others to seek the life-changing power of God's Word.

Visiting Church Partners in Jinan and Xi’an (Oct 2023)

In October 2023, a United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) delegation, led by Dr Bernard Low, Co-Director (Ministry), visited our church partners in the cities of Jinan and Xi’an. We are grateful for the good relationship that we have established with our church partners in these cities and look forward to continued opportunities to serve and support the churches there.

A Summer Trip to China to Grow and Deepen Relationships with...

On 23 Jul to 2 Aug 2023, Dr Bernard Low (Co-Director, Ministry) led a delegation from the United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) to visit our ministry partners in Beijing, Shandong, Nanjing, and Shanghai. They had many fruitful meetings exchanging updates and exploring how UBSCP can better support the churches in China. We thank God for these partnerships which are anchored in mutual respect and trust, and for the honour and privilege we have to serve the churches in China to carry out their God-given mission.

Visiting Church Partners in Jilin, Liaoning, Hangzhou

On 25 July to 1 August, Mr Daniel Loh, Co-Director (Operations) of United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) visited our church partners in the provinces of Jilin and Liaoning, and the city of Hangzhou. We thank God for the opportunity to deepen the ties with our church partners and look forward to supporting them in their Bible ministries.

The Books Are Empowering

Guan Qidi, 39, teaches at Guangxi Bible School and understands the importance of being a perpetual learner in order to be effective in his teaching. Expressing his deep appreciation for the books on biblical studies and other Christian literature generously donated to the school library, with the support of the United Bible Societies, he shares how the books have proven to be tremendously helpful for him and his students.

Chinese Study Bible: A Precious Resource

Like many lay preachers in China, Liang Mianxing does not have easy access to biblical resources to help her in her ministry. She was therefore overjoyed when she received the Chinese Study Bible (CSB), which contains study notes translated and adapted from Crossway’s ESV Study Bible. Find out how the CSB has helped her to minister God's Word more effectively.

Resourcing Lay Preachers in Hebei

A group of 90 lay preachers in Hebei came together in July 2023 for a two-week training to be equipped with tools that will deepen their faith and support their teaching and preaching ministry. During the training, they each received a set of biblical resources for which they were deeply grateful. These lay preachers returned to their respective churches armed with knowledge, inspiration, and a comprehensive set of resources. With renewed strength, they began to teach and preach with the insights they had gained, igniting a ripple effect of spiritual growth and empowerment within their congregations.