from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.  (Hebrews 11:26)

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She is living in China, a young woman of merely thirty years of age. Her family moved to Canada. They were allowed to emigrate because of the many problems they had encountered in China.

Ding-Ding, that is her name, chose not to go with them but to remain in China. A hard decision to make for Ding-Ding was also choosing to suffer hardship in China. Yet she stayed. Her decision to remain was not taken overnight. She said, "There is so much work to be done here. The fields are ripe for harvest. God has called me to take the Gospel to the Chinese. The future is uncertain, but the Lord is with me. And His return is imminent. That is why I cannot leave. My people need Christ."

It is written about Moses that he regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ of greater value than the treasures of Egypt. The same can be said of Ding-Ding. And about many, many others like her. Are you one of those?

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Day by Day with the Persecuted Church
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