It’s been almost twenty years since Brother Yun visited Poland in person, but in the past few years, his materials are gaining a new popularity among Polish believers!
Poland is a nation of 38 million people and there are only about 150,000 evangelical believers. Of this 150,000, a much smaller group has started a house church movement in recent years. We’ve been blessed to get to know some of the house church leaders and they have been challenged and changed by Brother Yun’s books and videos. In fact, they’ve seen the importance of having BTJ materials translated into Polish.
They started by translating a video sermon from Brother Yun. When it was translated and posted, it essentially went viral in Poland! Comparing the number of views to the number of Polish speakers worldwide, it may be one of the most watched videos ever! Because of the amazing reception to Brother Yun’s first video, they are continuing to work to translate more of his material.
One of the leaders shared with us that when he first found Back to Jerusalem, he “connected very quickly with the missions mindset and the mandate to fulfill the Great Commission.” When he first became a Christian in 2016, someone gave him a copy of Brother Yun’s book, The Heavenly Man, in Polish. Wanting to learn more, this young leader then read Living Water and Back to Jerusalem, which were the only other materials from Brother Yun that were available in Polish at that time.
Fast forward a few years, and a close friend of the house church movement acquired the rights to reprint the Heavenly Man in Polish. The book was republished in January 2021 and has already sold over 1000 copies. This may not seem like a large number, but remember that the percentage of evangelical believers in Poland is small!
This leader’s mission is to spread awareness about missions and the persecuted church. His unique and heartfelt approach to the persecuted church is not one of seeing them as the ones in need, but instead, recognizing that the entire Body of Christ needs the wisdom that’s been forged in them through the fires of persecution. We are excited to see how God is touching our Polish brothers and sisters!
You can find the translated video of Brother Yun below.