Dodging Police and Smuggling Bibles in China

CHINA — It’s illegal to buy a Bible online in China, and some ethnic minorities find it really hard to get a Bible at all. The Chinese authorities watch every movement – not just on the street, but online too. With support from Christian charity Open Doors, Ming (name changed) takes huge risks to serve persecuted believers in China – including smuggling Bibles.


I feel like I’m being watched.

Increased digital surveillance in China is making it harder for Ming to follow Jesus.


I know that God called me to share the gospel by distributing Bibles. This is a huge risk. I could be arrested, interrogated, and even imprisoned.

Ming’s fear came true. But somehow he avoided jail time.


I knew it would be harder to dodge the police and I’d have to live even more cautiously. I’m not allowed to attend church or even own a Bible anymore. Sometimes I feel isolated and alone. The police still search my house. People are motivated to report suspicious Christian activities.

Open Doors partners regularly visit Ming to encourage him in his faith and provide spiritual, practical and financial support.


I know I am with a brother who cares, who nourishes my relationship with the Lord.

Every day, Ming is at risk of being arrested and imprisoned for sharing the gospel. Digital persecution, monitoring and surveillance are increasing in China and many other countries. Your prayers and support can help believers like Ming to continue courageously serving God.

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About Open Doors UK

For over 60 years, Open Doors UK has worked in the world’s most oppressive countries, empowering Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs. Open Doors equips persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries through programs like Bible & Gospel Development, Women & Children Advancement, and Christian Community Restoration.


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