Luis Palau Association

09 January 2016

China 2015 Press Release

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Good News in China

Andrew Palau shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with thousands of people in China during special Christmas events

BEIJING, CHINA, December 22 – For the third straight year, evangelist Andrew Palau (son of Luis Palau) partnered with leaders in China to share the Gospel at events in three major cities this December: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Harbin. At each event, Palau worked with local churches to distribute thousands of copies of the book What is Christmas?, an evangelistic tool designed to share the story of the birth of Jesus.

Throughout the week of December 12-19, the Gospel was proclaimed at Haidian Church in Beijing (the largest church in the city), Chongyi Church in Hangzhou (the largest church in China), and Hallelujah Church in Harbin (the third largest church in China). At each gathering hundreds of individuals responded to the Christmas message.

Everyone who attended the events was provided with a copy of the book, and many people took extra copies to give to family members or friends. Palau also met with seminary students and top government officials regarding further visits to China, as well as a publisher to discuss further evangelistic book opportunities in the years ahead.

By the end of the week, more than 15,000 copies of the book had been distributed and thousands of individuals had heard the Good News.

"There was great joy and testimonies shared about the great harvest in these days to those who are faithfully preaching the Good News and appealing for response, and there are many doing so," Palau said. "We found the same to be true in our opportunities in every city. We are grateful for the privilege of being able to partner to share with the Chinese people that we love dearly!"

Since 2013, the Palau Association has prayerfully cultivated an ongoing long-term vision for a Christmas tour every year using the book What is Christmas? (co-written by Luis, Kevin, and Andrew Palau). In 2013 and 2014, Palau shared the Christmas message at churches in Beijing and Hangzhou, establishing deep relationships with the pastors and churches. This year marked Palau's first time sharing the Good News in Northern China, focusing on the "Ice City" of Harbin (population 3.4 million people).

"They (government leaders) see us as long-term friends who love China and really have a genuine heart to bless the nation," said Tim Innes, the Luis Palau Association's Festival Director.

The Palau team hopes to continue working with a local publisher to produce evangelistic tools in order to share the Gospel across the country. In addition, Palau hopes to continue to visit the country and speak at local churches and events, in accordance with government regulations.

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