Projects

An overview of all Bonisa Mission projects.
The projects are comprised of Training, Church, Literature, Education and Diaconal categories.


 
 
Pastor and Teacher Mentoring
Project 2022-31
Needed $ 5,000

This project supports training among the minorities. It includes leadership, advise and mentoring for the remote churches.

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Audio Players
Project 2022-127
Needed $ 37,000

The growing churches in China need Biblical instruction. Since many Christians are now meeting in small groups, it is very important to distribute audio players of the Psalms, Heidelberg Catechism, Creeds, The Shorter Westminster Confession and Puritan literature. Additional Resources include: The Everlasting Word by Frans Bakker, Brief Biography of Calvin, God Willing by John Flavel and Worldly Saints by Leland Ryken. This project entails the distribution of 1200 audio players with 32 Gig cards to spread the audible Reformed doctrine to the Christians in China. In 2021, 1200 audio players were distributed and many people from different regions applied for the audio players which resulted in adding 26 new regions to the list.

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Bible Stories Leaders Handout
Project 2022-128
Needed $ 10,000

There is a great requirement to provide sound Reformed instruction and information to the growing churches in China. This Bible Story project provides Biblical instruction to the children of the young churches. The splitting up of churches into small groups makes it very important to distribute these lessons with handouts to guide the group leaders. Many Sunday school teachers have requested Biblical teaching materials. The project will consist of developing 383 lessons based on Mrs. G. Ingwersen’s Bible Stories for both children and adults. In 2021 52 lessons were completed.

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Puritan Project
Project 2022-129
Needed $ 36,000

This project supports the preparation and distribution of audible, digital and printed media. Portions of the Heidelberg and Westminster Catechisms, the Ten Commandments, Apostles Creed, Pilgrim’s Progress as well as Puritan articles are posted on social media, distributed via a network of church groups and via internet. Responses are monitored and dealt with. Some of these materials are used as training material under the minorities. Several of Frans Bakker’s books are being distributed as well. Audio resources are also made into videos so they can be uploaded on YouTube. They have also started a 2 year training course on the Heidelberg Catechism for Lisu churches and young missionaries.

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Mission Trips for Lisu - Miao - Wei and Zang
Project 2022-130
Needed $ 6,000

There is a great need to educate children from the Bible, provide supporting Reformed literature and transmit basic Biblical values. The Bible, Heidelberg and Westminster Catechisms, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed and Pilgrim’s Progress are being used as the main resources. Bible Stories for Children, a copy of the Pilgrim’s Progress for children and other VBS resource materials and the necessary training will be provided. Since many Christians are now meeting in small groups, it becomes even more important to bring resources and training to them, so coworkers can be taught in the Biblical doctrines in preparation for leading small groups of people. In the past year, another minority group, the Li people, have received many of these training materials as well. Two mission trips to different minority groups are being planned. The project covers the cost of airfare, renting of a seminar facility, transportation, living expenses, co-worker wages and accommodations costs. Additionally, the project entails the training of 2 missionary workers for minority ministry.

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Diaconal Support
Project 2022-131
Needed $ 30,000

This new project is to help churches in particularly difficult situations. Help will be given according to need. Presently there is active help for one church in particular, but there may come more opportunities to help other churches in the future as well.

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Seminary Support
Project 2022-132-136
Needed $ 89,000

These projects aim to provide support for ongoing Reformed Theological teaching and to expend the existing library of sound Reformed resources for theological students. Since students are quite spread out, 8 graduates will be appointed to provide part-time tutoring to locally guide the students. Instructors are teaching online courses to expound the Reformed Doctrine to the theological students and church leaders.

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Student Support - Books
Project 2022-137
Needed $ 8,000

This project supports the provision of Reformed Christian literature for theological students. These students will receive a set of books from authors like John Calvin, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, John Bunyan. Wilhelmus a Brakel, J.C. Ryle, H. Bavinck and others. This project will cover the costs of 40 sets of 18 books each.

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Reformed Theological Journal
Project 2022-138
Needed $ 6,400

In recent decades, the reformed tradition has been increasingly prevalent in mainland China. Due to the limitation of various factors, like lack of training and shortage of resources, the studies on the reformed tradition in China is still in its early phase. Aiming to satisfy the need of these young, reformed churches and to advance the academic studies on reformed theology, we plan to break ground on a reformed academic journal as a platform to discuss and introduce the reformed tradition in the Chinese speaking world. We hope the journal to be a high-standard academic resource. This journal will be published once a year. The first issue, if God permits, will be published at the end of 2022.

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Biblical Counselling Book Translation
Project 2022-139
Needed $ 26,000

Bonisa was informed of the need for the translation of books on Biblical counseling. In response to this, plans have been made to translate various books dealing with topics such as marriage, forgiveness, and addictions. A committee has been formed to identify the most useful books on these subjects.

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Reformed Christian Education
Project 2022-140
Needed $ 35,000

There is a need to provide Christian School education for the local Reformed churches. In 2021 the school operated in 4 locations with (7) classes, grades 1 to 7. Once a week they come together for PE and fellowship.This year they are adding grade 8. Grade 9 is expected to start in September. This project entails costs for facilities, teachers, textbooks, supplies, training and furnishings.They also want to continue with their Christian Education Research. Local churches will also take part in providing funds for the different aspects of the education.

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Training for Seminary Professors
Project 2022-141-170-210
Needed $ 44,400

This project proposal entails providing funds (tuition, residency costs and food) for the training of someone to further his studies to obtain a THM degree.

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Bible App
Project 2022-142
Needed $ 50,000

The purpose of this project is to spread the Bible digitally. Our mission is to encourage the Chinese population to read, listen, study, meditate and live out God’s word, and to equip the church with high-quality Bible study materials and tools with innovative technology and design. Although this project is mainly about the Bible app, it could possibly be used as a platform as well for other digital books, e.g. The Everlasting Word by Rev. F. Bakker. Our strategy is to build a leading brand of excellence and rich content and to build close partnership with churches and ministries.

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Church China Magazine
Project 2022-143
Needed $ 30,000

This 100-page-per-issue church magazine includes helpful Biblical material for lay-people, and good instruction for general church life, e.g. the role of elders.

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Christian School Association
Project 2022-145
Needed $ 5,000

The focus of our strategy currently will be by providing helpful guidance and resources for 3-M School, including how to teach from Scriptures. The 3-M School Model - Mini, Multi-grade, and Multi-Subject, i.e., one teacher teaching a small number of students from different grade levels in one room multiple subjects.Teachers and schools are continuing to use the digital resources, e.g. Bible Doctrine books and training videos on different aspects of Practical Christianity, e.g. Biblical Marriage and Theology, like a series on the History of Redemption, The Lord’s Prayer, The Beatitudes etc.

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Looking Unto Jesus by Isaac Ambrose
Project 2022-147
Needed $ 50,000

The book "Looking unto Jesus" by the Puritan author Isaac Ambrose will be published and distributed digitally, given the ongoing challenges involved in printing hard-copy books in China.Desiring to see many Chinese led (further) into the knowledge of Christ, Bonisa Mission has begun translating this 715-page treasury into Chinese.

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Theoretical-Practical Theology by Petrus Van
Project 2022-148
Needed $ 60,000

This project entails the translation, editing, digital publication and the printing of hard copies of this work.

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Book Translations
Project 2022-149
Needed $ 50,000

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Printing of Books
Project 2022-150
Needed $ 20,000

There is a great need for Reformed Experiential Literature in the growing churches in China. There are good English Puritan materials available and willingness to receive them by the churches. Both, printed and electronic versions of the books will be supplied to individuals, lay preachers or house churches through a network of contacts. The following books are in the editing stage.: The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson, Faith Seeking Assurance by Anthony Burgess, The Calling of the Ministry by William Perkins, The Heart of Christ by Thomas Goodwin, The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson and Godly Sorrow by Gerard Wisse.

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Autism Project
Project 2022-154
Needed $ 50,000

Bonisa provides financial aid for this Community Centre that targets lower/middle class families of children with autism and provides access to therapy, support and a loving community. On-the-job training for staff is provided. The affected children receive individualized intervention and caregivers are also taught how to help their children at home.Children with different need will also receive services at the center, e.g. children with Cerebral Palsy and Down syndrome. The center is acknowledged by society as a place of acceptance, understanding, professionalism and excellence.

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Rehabilitation Centre
Project 2022-155
Needed $ 50,000

These projects will finance the wages of the staff and provide for the medical care and needs of patients with cerebral palsy or patients recovering from a stroke. The needed therapy cannot be accessed from the remote mountainous areas. Caregivers are being trained in basic rehabilitation skills to support the daily care of these children. Support is also given for surgical work on patients with burns or cleft lip and palate.Workshops are organized for caregivers peer support group in order to encourage them to be healthy caregivers.

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Medical Project
Project 2022-156
Needed $ 38,500

The project will finance the wages of the staff and provide for the medical care and needs of patients and orphans in a Medical Services Clinic. The clinic serves those who cannot afford to pay. Additionally, some Chinese physicians receive training and education in providing trustworthy, compassionate, western-based health care. Local Chinese are helped to develop a spirit of compassion by serving the poor and marginalized.

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Elderly Support
Project 2022-157
Needed $ 16,000

The Chinese population is aging dramatically. The proportion of the population aged 60 years and over is 15%. Major concerns are the increase in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and immobility. Factors linked to these conditions are modifiable such as physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol consumption, dietary risks and obesity. Hence Health Education and Health Promotion (HELP) for elderly was started.The project operates in a community where 24% of the people are over 60 years old. The project seeks to improve the knowledge on healthy aging and promotes a healthy lifestyle. It also builds a friendly peer support among seniors. Monthly health lectures are given and reinforced by bi-monthly small group activities. Monthly home visits to homes with the possibility to share the gospel. The project will finance the wages of the staff and cover the costs of lectures and home visits.

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Fruit Vitamins and Support
Project 2022-160
Needed $ 6,200

Minority children living in the remote mountain areas do not have ready access to secondary education. This project will provide for the wages of a teacher to provide teaching and homework guidance to about 90 underprivileged children and it provides fruit, yoghurt and vitamins to these children and teenagers.The project also includes follow-up support for children who have been supported in precious projects. A youth center will be available where teenagers will receive practical advice, where they can stay during their school break and receive food. This may result in more teenagers completing their secondary school education. The central goal is to establish and maintain personal contacts and relationships and in this way reach them with the gospel.

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Student Support - Books
Project 2022-171
Needed $ 8,000

There is a great need to provide theological and college seminary students with Reformed Literature. Forty 1st year program students have been identified to receive the full set of 18 approved books.

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Digital Book Distribution
Project 2022-190
Needed $ 5,000

The churches have grown rapidly but need to be grounded in the truth. An efficient way is to provide translated Christian literature with a focus on Reformed Christian teaching and training. There are good materials available and willingness to receive them by churches. This project focuses on distributing this literature through electronic means.Bonisa is working on getting a digital book website up and running which is freely available for people to make use of. The website is mostly in Chinese with English subtitles.

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Pregnancy Support
Project 2022-196
Needed $ 38,500

In this project Bonisa is supporting an agency that since 2010 focuses on prolife in China. Prolife work is an urgent need in this country seeing that China suffers the second highest abortion rate in the world with 36% of all known pregnancies ending in abortions. This agency, together with local Christian leaders, have trained pastors in over 40 cities in biblical prolife ethics. They teach the Biblical worldview of human life to see abortion guilt and grief as an entry point for the Gospel’s offer of forgiveness and freedom. Educational materials related to biblical bioethics, prolife apologetics and pregnancy and fetal health will be designed and distributed. Bioethical and practical training to community leaders is provided in established local based, pregnancy crisis intervention services.

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