Monday, June 23, 2008

China: The World's Largest Supplier of Bibles?

Founded in 1988, the Nanjing Amity Printing Co is a joint venture between a Chinese Christian charity and the United Bible Societies, a British-based organization with chapters around the world devoted to the translation, publication and distribution of the Scriptures

Since its first Bible rolled off the presses two decades ago, the company has printed more than 50 million copies in 75 languages and exported to more than 60 countries. With the help of a new hangar-sized facility, the company could well be the biggest Bible factory in the world, cranking out 12 million copies a year.

Read the entire Los Angeles Times report

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Great Vacation

It is great to be back after a week in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to doing the touristy thing and drinking a gallon of Starbucks coffee (we went to the very fist location) , Maricela and I visited Regent College in Vancouver, BC; a graduate school designed to help professionals to integrate Christianity with their occupations. In the Seattle area, we spent a good amount of time sharing and praying with a the US team of an great interdenominational missionary organization called OC International that I admired since my Brazil years (It operates as SEPAL over there), visited with Dave Roher a friend that serves as Worship Pastor at University Presbyterian Church and worshiped at an unconventional PC(USA) new congregation called Union Church that is reaching people in their 30's and 40's very effectively. There is nothing as renewing as a few days off!