In western nations, the phrase “Made in China” has often been equated with forced labor, low-quality products, and decreased manufacturing on domestic soil. But something priceless lies beyond China’s economic motives, their politics, and their manufacturing.
Believers who have been “made in China” carry within them a faith that has long been forged in the fires of persecution. Though China has brought them many trials, Jesus has counted their faith more precious than gold. Exponential growth alone tells us that the Chinese Church has only grown stronger through the persecution they have endured.
The stories of Chinese believers will likely never make international headlines; the task God has asked of them requires that they operate in secret, dodging the police and discipling new converts in the shadows of oppression.
However, for 30 days, we want to introduce you to some of these heroes whose names could easily be listed alongside those in the “hall of fame of faith” we read about in Scripture. Many of their bodies have been beaten and bruised, but their faces reflect the love and joy that has been grown in them through much affliction.
We hope you’ll take your time reading the stories of your brothers and sisters who have been “made in China.” May their devotion to the Lord spur you on to know Him more and pursue this same precious and powerful faith!
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:6-9