In 1998, WFRN and The Bible League sent Bob Collier on a Mission of Truth to
Southeast Asia and China. Bob visited China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore
and brought back the photos you see on this page, plus the first hand experience
of being in Southeast Asia and seeing how great the need is for God's Word.|
In China there is on average only one Bible for every seven Christians. But in many remote areas there are no Bibles at all!!!
In Vietnam ten churches are sharing one Bible. The churches stagger the times of their services so someone can deliver the Bible (on bicycle) from one church to the next!
By helping in this effort to send Bibles, WFRN listeners gave Christians in Southeast Asia and China the strength to endure the persecution they face every day. These believers tell Bible League representatives all the time: "We don't pray for the persecution to end. We pray that we may receive Bibles to remain strong in Christ in the face of the persecution."
Imagine never being able to read the Bible. That is the situation in Southeast Asia and China. Christians in the fast-growing churches live under persecution and violence. They face prison, torture, even death, for following Jesus -- and they don't even have the Book they need to stay strong -- the Bible. They are like soldiers without swords.
That's why WFRN and The Bible League teamed up to send Bibles to Christians in Southeast Asia and China.
On the trip, Bob saw churches and Christian owned businesses that were destroyed, simply because the owners are Christian. Every day Christians are being persecuted in Southeast Asia, yet they strive on.
Bob the Tourist in China
Bob (in yellow) on the Great Wall
Bob Clowns Around at the Circus
More than 4,000 businesses destroyed by riots,
fire and looting in May, 1998.
A bank in the major shopping district of
Solo, Indonesia is completely destroyed.