For a long time, China was a very closed country. North Americans knew little of what was happening within its bordes. They had few connections with this country on the other side of the earth. It was a hidden, mysterious country.
Yet, love constrained the founder of Bonisa Mission, Mrs. Mijnders-van Woerden, to seek contact with Christians in China in the late 1970s. At the time, people wondered whether the church still existed in China after all the efforts to uproot it. But in those initial contacts Mrs. Mijnders learned that the Lord had been faithful to his promise, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20). In fact, despite all attempts to the contrary, the Lord had caused His church to grow!