“Today, if you randomly pick up a today or a tennis shoe, you will see the label ‘made in china.’ In China there is a placed called Pearl River Delta; there are hundreds of factories there that manufacture these kinds of products, around 16 billion people work in these factories.
Over the years working with many churches around the world that are ministering to unreached people groups and supporting native missions, Partners International said that they are reaching out to the workers behind the label ‘made in China’ with the gospel.
“Many workers came from the rural areas, hoping to earn money and send it home. Because this deviates from the traditional lifestyle they are used to, many of them feels lonely and lost.” Said Partners International East Asian Director Dr. Ben. “What is worst, among them many people never knew God.”
Because of this, Partners International, through working with their mission partners in China, have gained permission from some factory owners to arrange cultural performances for the factory workers and spread the gospel from the act. Although the performances are held at basketball courts, cafeterias and other more run-down places of the factory, yet for each performance hundreds of workers would gather. During the first performance, many went toward the stage, prayed and accepted Christ.
Partners International commented that currently the mission strategy in China is transforming due to the rapidly changing society, spreading the gospel to factory workers is only one of the evangelism strategies used today. Yet this method has brought immediate results. Since job shifts for factory workers are very common, they can bring the gospel home or to their new job location. Dr. Ben also noted that this is not merely a strategy, but it is “the necessity for the lost generation today.”