Desiring God Launches Chinese Website
Minneapolis, MN (DesiringGod.org) April 16, 2010 â€” Desiring God has launched a new Chinese-language website to serve and equip an estimated 100+ million Chinese Christians. The new site can be found at http://www.kemushen.org.
Each week, Desiring God will post one sermon and one article that have been translated into Simplified Chinese characters. The sermons were all preached by John Piper, Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (www.hopeingod.org).
The first five weeks will be a series on suffering, from the book of Job. The articles are drawn from the archives of weekly letters that Pastor John has written to the congregation at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
â€œDesiring God International Outreach is working to alleviate â€˜Theological Famineâ€™ around the world by providing God-centered resources in as many formats and languages as possible," Bill Walsh, Director of International Outreach says. "Several years ago, we began dreaming about new projects to make resources available in Simplified Script Chinese for mainland China. The Chinese website is a huge first step in that direction.â€
Desiring God and John Piper see this as a strategic opportunity to serve the Church in China. According to some estimates, there are roughly 130 million Christians and 300 million Internet users in China. With the launch of this new site, Desiring God resources can be easily accessed and used to equip Chinese Christians throughout the country.
Desiring God (www.desiringgod.org) exists to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. The Desiring God website contains 30 years worth of theological teaching from John Piper, a prominent Christian blog, and web store.
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If you would like more information about Desiring God International Outreach or to schedule an interview, please contact Bill Walsh, Director of International Outreach ([email protected]) or Eric Johnson, Director of Marketing and Internet ([email protected]).