On a recent visit to Nanjing, China, the director and good friend Mr. Li Chunnong took Jojo and I to see the new place under construction.
The 86,671 square meter site is part of a new industrial development in Nanjing, a city of over 6 million people. A new giant press, worth over US$4 million was delivered last September and started working on December 8. Formal inauguration will be on May 18 – and we are invited, of course.“Who would have thought that 20 years ago when the press first opened that we would be so successful that we would need to move to a new location. Over that 20 year period, the press has printed 50 million Bibles and New Testaments with 40 million Chinese language Bibles distributed in China,” said Mr. Daniel, one representative from the Bible Societies.“The new press will have a capacity of 1 million Bibles a month and with the growth of the Church in China, this capacity will well and truly be needed,” he said. “I also visited churches in China’s north-east where I was told there was an increasing interest in the Bible – the new Amity Press will ensure this interest can be met with Bibles and New Testaments,” Daniel said.“Whilst some organizations claim that Bibles are not legally available in China, or if they are, they don’t contain the whole Bible – nothing could be further from the truth. God’s people have been faithful to the vision of Amity and we are seeing unprecedented opportunity for whole Bible distribution throughout China,” Daniel said. “There are 55,000 Bible distribution points spread throughout the country,” he said.