Response in Chinese Group Outruns

Christian workers in China committed to reaching a specific ethnic minority group for Christ scurried last year to readjust their thinking and their schedule. "We made some pretty big plans…but God has surprised us with how much has happened," one of the workers explained.

In one instance, the workers sent four teams into an area where the ethnic minority group is concentrated. The teams returned with the joyous report that 50 people had heard the gospel for the first time ever and 19 of them had accepted Christ. Two of the new Christians also volunteered for evangelism training.

Referring to one of the new "evangelists," the Christian worker wrote: "It was quite a moving experience to see this man with nothing but his tea jar and the clothes on his back sitting on my couch wanting to know more about Jesus. He and his family have since walked long distances to four other neighboring villages to share with countless others, distributed a great quantity of Christian material, and brought others to us for baptism and training. His son and wife have also received training. They are truly on fire for the Lord…."