bible smuggling is still NECESSARY.
Hope Vineyard partners with missionaries who smuggle the word of God to China and Tibet. Due to the sheer size of the Chinese population and the limited amount of government-approved printers, legal Chinese translation bibles are extremely limited in their quantity and variety.
Possession or distribution of bibles printed outside of China is still considered a punishable crime. As such, it is important connected missionaries and contacts in the underground church are supported and covered. We do not publish pictures or names of our contacts or missionaries because of this.