God Never Forgets Ethnic Minorities
By Ruth Wang, November 08, 2016 01:11 AM
Dr. Ralph D. Winter, a missionary scholar, put forward the concept of "Unreached People" at the Lausanne Conference in 1974. The preachers of the world began to focus on ethnic minorities.
A documentary named The Thirty Years of China's Christians narrates the struggle and challenges of Christians in China over the past 30 years. The shooting of the documentary took two years, recording the glory of God in China.
The second part is named National Passion, which reviewed the influence of Christianity on ethnic minorities.
The whole documentary is divided into nine parts. From the documentary, we can see that Christianity has taken root in China. Meanwhile, with the economic growth of, more and more Christian businessmen operate a business with consciousness and support ministry with their profits.
The spiritual atmosphere in China is changing. Believers devote themselves to preaching the gospel and taking care of the disadvantaged.
The shooting team visited 13 domestic cities and towns, interviewing more than 200 people.
From the expression of Chinese believers, the audience can understand the value of the Christianity in China, which has brought about new trends to China.
China is a multi-ethnic country. Besides the Han nationality, there are another 55 minority ethnic groups in China. They have different languages, cultures, and customs.
God hasn't forgotten them. Walking in Yunnan, Guangxi and Heilongjiang, you can easily find the influence of faith on the ethnic minorities.
According to the 2010 Census, the population of the Han nationality was about 1.22 billion while the population of ethnic minorities was about 113 million. Among 10 thousand people, there are about 150 Christians on average. Although the number is not surprising, the growth of it has never stopped.
Pastors and believers from ethnic groups in Yunnan, Guangxi and Heilongjiang shared their stories. Some pastors were grateful to the western missionaries who worked hard to spread the gospel in China. Some pastors said that they have gone through great pressure from their families when they began to believe in God.
Some of the pastors are responsible for translating the Bible into minority languages. They think it is meaningful to complete the Bible of the ethnic minorities.
The preaching of the gospel began about 100 years ago among ethnic minorities. Li Xiaoming, a pastor from ethnic minorities in Yunnan, said that many foreign missionaries went to remote areas where ethnic minorities live.
"They devoted so much love to the ethnic minorities. They have saved us from darkness since they began to preach the gospel among us. "
With the development of times, young people have taken the belief in Christianity as a tradition.
A sister named Han from Miao ethnic group said many young people in her hometown believed God. "The happiest thing is to get comfort in the arm of God. We share joy and sorrows with our brothers and sisters. We love one another."
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