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Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

White Jade: The Story of the First Sponsored Child of World Vision

White Jade The story of the first sponsored child By Marilee Pierce Dunker In the summer of 1947 my father, Bob Pierce, was invited to hold a series of evangelistic meetings throughout China for an organization called Youth For Christ. For nearly four months he and the YFC team traveled from one major city to another, speaking to thousand of spiritually hungry youth. In a letter to his wife, Lorraine, dated September 9, 1947” he wrote, “We’ve now had about 11,000 accept Christ!….There is no explanation for these things except that God is sovereignly showing His power—‘calling out a people here for His name’.” The meetings were so successful that church leaders invited him back the following year. Once again he wrote home about the amazing things God was doing as thousands came to Christ. In a letter written en route between Chungking and Shanghai Dad confided, “In Tientsin the pastors said the meeting God gave us was the greatest revival in that world-famous city in 20 years. Missionaries...

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