Having many ethnic minorities and deep roots in Buddhism and Islam, western China remains a vast mission field and priority for Partners International. A second priority is urban China. Over the past 30 years, a whole generation has migrated from rural areas into the cities. Our strategies include leadership development, advancing evangelistic and development work in unreached parts of China, and building up ministries that are ministering to underserved socio-economic and religious groups such as urban professionals, college students, Muslims, and children. We also help our partners develop their organizational structure and ministry capacity, enhancing their long-term impact and sustainability.

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Having many ethnic minorities and deep roots in Buddhism and Islam, western China remains a vast mission field and priority for Partners International. A second priority is urban China. Over the past 30 years, a whole generation has migrated from rural areas into the cities. Our strategies include leadership development, advancing evangelistic and development work in unreached parts of China, and building up ministries that are ministering to underserved socio-economic and religious groups such as urban professionals, college students, Muslims, and children. We also help our partners develop their organizational structure and ministry capacity, enhancing their long-term impact and sustainability.

Partners International was founded just over 70 years ago when we supported our first Chinese evangelist, Calvin Chao, after missionaries were imprisoned or kicked out of China in the 1940s. This began a cutting-edge movement of partnership with national believers that has defined our ministry for seven decades. China has gone through tremendous transformation over the past 30 years. The impact of urbanization, booming economic growth, migration, and drastic social change have been both positive and negative. These changes have polarized Chinese society, particularly in moral values and economic status. Today, Chinese believers are increasingly concerned for social issues and community development, and we continue to see promising mission leaders emerging with a vision for ministry to China and beyond.

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Ministering to Migrant Workers

Ministering to Migrant Workers

August 31, 2017

In China, sixty percent of the migrant workers, also known as farm workers or peasant workers, were born in the 1980s and 1990s. We call them the new generation, and…

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Jane learns to be a better mother by leading smaller children in Sunday school activity

Learning to be a Better Mother

August 16, 2017

  Sister Chun* (who we reported about last year) shared this with us recently:   “Every time [my daughter] Jane* was not happy, she lost her temper. Usually, I either…

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Ministering to Street Women

August 15, 2017

Street women are at a high risk for HIV, especially the cross-dressers (men dressed up like women). Most of them don’t use condoms if they have to pay for them…

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A visiting diary

July 18, 2017

  April 28th   Yesterday, I drove down to a Tibetan village. I spent a night there with a Tibetan family. It’s 4,230 meters above sea level. No electricity, no…

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CHWC June 2017 Update a subtle change and children interacting

A subtle change in little John after tutoring

July 13, 2017

    John is ten. His parents are teachers in a secondary school. They are atheists. They feel teaching their little John is a headache. John’s mother saw how another…

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CHTM June 2017 Update men cleaning the garbage truck

Applying what we learned from training

July 12, 2017

  We had taken a disciple making training four times, but didn’t really grasp it or seriously apply it to our ministry. It takes time to digest. It also takes…

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Chinese herb medicine

July 8, 2017

  The program of supporting HIV patients with Chinese herb medicine is supporting 10 HIV positive people. They boil the medicine and drink it every day. So far, the medicine…

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Holistic churches spring up in urban areas

July 7, 2017

  In East Asia traditional churches are big, but introverted. Believers meet inside church walls, singing, praying, and listening to sermons. They have no idea about missions. They don’t share…

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May 2017 CHRM Update young students leaving office

College students are at risk of HIV

May 19, 2017

    Background   China has a shame and honor culture. Sex is viewed as something private and shameful to talk about. Parents and schools never teach children about sex….

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From a suffering wife to a happy trainer

May 18, 2017

    Pan* used to have a difficult situation in her family. She has rheumatic aches. She also has a little son to take care of. Out of love, Pan’s…

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Having many ethnic minorities and deep roots in Buddhism and Islam, western China remains a vast mission field and priority for Partners International. A second priority is urban China. Over the past 30 years, a whole generation has migrated from rural areas into the cities. Our strategies include leadership development, advancing evangelistic and development work in unreached parts of China, and building up ministries that are ministering to underserved socio-economic and religious groups such as urban professionals, college students, Muslims, and children. We also help our partners develop their organizational structure and ministry capacity, enhancing their long-term impact and sustainability.

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