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Mindekirken Mission Moments
China Service Venture
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China Service Ventures (CSV) is answering the call to resume many servant ministries to China’s poorest-of-the-poor that were provided by our missionaries until wars and the 1949 founding of The Peoples’ Republic of China prevented their continuation.
Serving impoverished villagers in south Henan province, CSV seeks to live out Christ’s “not to be served, but to serve,” in word and in deed. As trusting relationships grow, new doors are being opened in surprising and challenging ways.
The “Bo Ai” (Boundless Love) program enables village children to continue in school or, for the younger in dire circumstances, to receive special assistance. Ninety Bo Ai youth attend high school every year, a rare privilege for even the brightest of village kids. To the many “Stay Behind” children whose parents work in far-off cities, we provide much-needed attention Summer youth camps led by counselors from the US, Hong Kong and China, are literally life-changing for the youth, but also for their teachers and officials who watch closely.
In 2007 CSV introduced the Bethel Bible Series in mainland China. Over thirty classes in nine regions are underway, with more trainers prepared every spring and fall. The Bethel Series is becoming a huge blessing as it spreads throughout China’s churches, fast-growing but starved for trained leadership and sound biblical resources, thus often wracked with heresies and extremes.
CSV is a Lutheran faith mission seeking new partners who will invest their prayers and financial support; also volunteers to teach English in colleges, or do health and development work.