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"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17 ESV).
An unreached people group is defined as a group where there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers or resources to evangelize. China has 419 unreached people groups. The majority of these live in rural or isolated regions and some have no system of written language.
Reaching these people through traditional media has been difficult, so TWR Canada has partnered with TWR Asia to help fund nearly 900 media devices in the Mandarin, Yue, and Hakka languages in 2016 and 2017. Programs included on the players combined Scripture, a dramatized Bible story, and prayer with indigenous music.
Thank you for supporting this work. Here are two testimonies from listeners who have responded to the media players they received.
Madame He lives in a small village near the mountains. Her husband climbed up the mountain to visit some graves and passed away before he could return home. This was a great shock to the family. Madame He was overcome with fear and was afraid to sleep at night. She wouldn't talk about her late husband at all. Our partner church sent volunteers to visit Madame He and check on her health. They sat with her, prayed with her and gave her a media player. Two weeks later, Madame He reported that she had been listening to the media player and was now free from the crippling fear she had lived with. She praised God for help in overcoming this. All praise to God!
Curiosity Wins Over Skepticism
Mr. Lee is retired and enjoys playing the er hu (a musical instrument). He lives in a small village and farms a little. Our partner church sent volunteers who have been sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with Mr. Lee. He was always very polite and listened, but his heart was closed. The volunteers gave Mr. Lee a media player. They returned later and were delighted to hear he had been listening to the programs. When he heard his own Hakka language on the player, he listened out of curiosity at first. He listened every day and sometimes shared with neighbours and the volunteers what he was learning. He has memorized the worship songs and teaches them to his grandson. He now attends church every week! All glory to God!