Volunteers Multiply Ministry in China

How do you reach 1.3 billion people in China with the gospel? Through a strong media ministry and a vast network of volunteers.

Rev. Jimmy Lin, Chinese ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International, heads a staff of seven fulltime personnel who produce content for nine audio programs, six websites, one video program, and 35,000 copies of a bimonthly Chinese-English devotional.

Rev. Lin is frequently asked, “How can your ministry accomplish so many things?”

He responds, “My simple answer is that God has blessed us with outstanding staff in Chicago, Hong Kong, and China—and with more than 50 volunteers in the Chicago office who give of their time to help us reach Chinese-speaking people worldwide!”

The youngest volunteer is a first-grader who does voicing for the Chinese children’s audio program. The oldest is a retired physician who helps by mailing CDs and discipleship materials. Another team of volunteers in the Hong Kong office faithfully helps with mailings, administrative duties, and accounting.

A third large group of volunteers in mainland China—some whose names BTGMI doesn’t even know—are very important to the ministry. These volunteers receive ministry materials and distribute them to others in a country where political barriers often make mission work difficult.

BTGMI Chinese media outreach is supported through ministry shares, gifts from individuals, and many listeners and volunteers. Rev. Lin is grateful for the way God puts the pieces together to reach Chinese-speaking people.

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.