Monday, 17 August 2009
Rev. Daniel Williams, the former CEO of the Bible Society, once said in a press release that "(With) the new Amity Press operational in Nanjing, smuggling is a waste of resources..."
Let's see if it really is, if we do the math.
The latest figure for Amity's annual press run of bibles was 6 million. There are 1 Billion 330 million people in China. That means that a town like Ephrata, Pennsylvania with a population of 29,448 people, would only have access to 132 bibles per year.
While we are grateful that China allows Amity to legally print bibles, there are courageous believers in China who do not want to limit the number of bibles printed each year. They wholeheartedly desire that their neighbors receive the word of God. This is one reason why so many are persecuted. Many organizations provide these new converts with God's word, but there still are not enough bibles out there. Support your local, church denomination and/or organization in their efforts to provide our Chinese brothers and sisters with Bibles. Also pray for the day when everyone in China will have God's word readily available to them with no restrictions and no barriers.
How many bibles would be allowed in your zip code?
1. Go to Us Census Bureau( http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=17522&_state=&_county=&_cityTown=&_zip=17522&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph)
Type in your zipcode and press go to find out your zip codes population.
2. Take the population of your city x .0045 and this is the total number of bibles that would be allowed annually for your town.
If you want post your numbers in the comments to serve as a reminder of how few bibles are available annually for the Chinese people.
What are your thoughts of this? How many bibles would be in your town?