Greetings dear Christian prayer and support team,
One of the most important doctrines of God's word is to know and believe "The sufficiency of the Scriptures".
When I last talked to the 10 orphans being held in "The Salvation and Protection Center for Minors", virtual prison in the outskirts of Beijing, I instructed them to fight to get their bibles back and stay together. We can all praise God that both of these requests were answered by God. The kids fought to stay in one room and demanded they get their bibles back. As I have said many times over the 400 plus days they have been locked down, I thank God the kids have God's word, prayer, fellowship,hymns and praise songs in their memory and a faith that is unshakable, even with attacks from the most powerful Communist propaganda machine known to man.
God's word has never been "dumbed down" with these little guys either. We don't use paraphrase versions nor trust in some unholy wood media versions of God and His word to "help us understand" it more easily. These little students of God's word are well disciplined saints, who at an early age "searched the scriptures daily to see whether these things were so".
So, my dear prayer warriors out there, we can rejoice in the reality that even though it has been over a year without any direct contact with any of the kids, I know the Lord has kept them strong and they have the most powerful weapon known to both mankind and the angelic realm, the bible. It really does stand alone as the only possession they need. I can remember being held in interrogation for 15 days straight in 1993, was not fed well, did not sleep much but I had God's word to strengthen me and "feed me". I must say though, it weighs heavy on my heart to know Blaza, David, Hannah, James,Rebekah, John John, Joanna, Sarah, Joseph and little Deborah have been trapped in a maximum security facility with a few buildings, small courtyard with just a few scattered trees, only to look out over the top of the walls to see a huge polluting electric power plant.
These lovely children had a great life with me: nice apartments, best of food, best of clothes and toys, Christ centered homeschooling materials,bible studies every day morning and evening, traveled all around the entire area and have many friends from all over the world. Everything is gone except for God's word, prayer, fellowship,hymns, praise songs and their faith. So what are they really missing? I know we all want to answer by saying, "Nothing really". I struggle with this because we all sit here comfortably admiring their courage. What are we doing though to help?