Communist tyrants throughout history have feared Christianity and attempted to stamp it out with bayonets and bullets. That effort is no different in China, where Chinese Communist Party leaders attempt to maintain power by keeping Bibles far away far from younger generations.
That is why China Aid, a Texas-based ministry, developed “Sunday School in a Box” to deliver a Mandarin Bible and discipleship materials to thousands of China’s homes and apartments.
China Aid spokesman Jonathan Dingler says the ministry works closely with a network of house churches in China where Chinese citizens are worshipping God and not the State.
“They let us know which families need them,” Dingler says of those homes, “and we’re able to safely and securely deliver them.”
The home deliveries are done in secret, and with much risk, partly because some of the biblical materials are for children. China’s parents are not allowed by law to teach their children about the Bible.
“They also have discipleship resources, gospel hymns, and movies,” Dingler says of the boxes. “And then sometimes, for the little kids, we have physical gifts like crayons [and] bookmarks with gospel messages on them.”
China Aid was founded by Bob Fu, a Chinese dissident who was arrested and jailed for planting underground churches. He and his wife escaped through Hong Kong in the 1997 after learning the CCP was planning to re-arrest them.