STUDYING INTENTLY: Church members come prepared each Sabbath to study and learn with Bibles, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other materials. They sit at pews designed for study with writing ledges.ell me more,” Meifen* insisted of her neighbor Zhu. “I need to know more.” Zhu’s answer was emphatic, “No, no, not now. I have to go. I’ll come back tomorrow and tell you more.”
THE TRUNK OF THE TREE: Some 4,000 believers worship God each Sabbath in this fast-growing church in China, whose roots originated almost 40 years ago in a two-family house church.Zhu agreed with the interpretation of the dream and decided that the one seed would be one Bible verse and its meaning. With each visit to her friend’s house she would tell Meifen one Bible verse of hope and courage—no more.
HAND-COPIED BOOKS: Young adults in China hand-copied books from Ellen White’s Conflict of the Ages Series.Now fast-forward to today in one of the largest cities in northeastern China. It is a growing industrial city of 7.3 million that is spreading out and enjoying stability, prosperity, and freedom of worship. Its citizens who believe in God and keep the Sabbath holy enter a large, beautiful church building there each Saturday and worship the God of heaven.