Now, more than ever, the leadership of the Church in the Middle East needs to be fully persuaded that they should be in their countries for a time such as this – assurance they can only find in God. Let us pray that God will confirm His calling to those leaders currently overwhelmed by uncertainty. You and I can also help these brave leaders to continue to equip themselves for their task of shepherding their churches, by sponsoring their leadership training, here: #persecution #gift
For the last 13 years, North Korea has been the most dangerous place on earth to live as a Christian. Your #GiftofHope this Christmas can help strengthen “what remains” of the secret North Korean Church. Your gift of R175 keeps one North Korean believer alive with emergency aid and spiritual encouragement. And for R 1 750 you can do the same for 10 North Korean believers. #gift #persecution
Like thousands of other believers in rural Mexico, Marta has been severely persecuted for her faith in Jesus. Thrown out of her home and community, this elderly sister in Christ was tied, blindfolded, kicked and beaten. She was left with a broken collarbone. For R435 you can help to provide medical care for one persecuted Christian, like Marta, who have nowhere else to turn for essential treatment. Bless one South American believer with essential medical care here: #gift #persecution
For some believers, being a follower of Jesus, is a risky business… And from time to time the dangers intensify. It is in life-threatening moments like those, that these at-risk believers need emergency protection – from the imminent threats –as well as a refuge where they can regain strength and courage to remain in their countries to witness for Christ. You can help one threatened believer receive safe-house protection, by donating R 430 here: #gift #persecution
Teaching marginalised Christian women in the Middle East to read, can be life-changing: not only does being literate bring them new dignity, but it also provides them with opportunities to gain employment and social acceptance. Give the gift of literacy to a persecuted Christian woman this Christmas: R 40 enables one woman to attend literacy training for one month. #gift #persecution
The number of widows and orphans are increasing daily as Christian men continue to be targeted by rising extremist groups. Your gift of R 510 will help provide practical, financial and spiritual protection to widows and orphans.
At just 26 years of age, Saif shoulders a heavy responsibility. He is pastor of a small and fragile Christian community in one closed country in the Middle East. “I have no pastoral training,” explains Saif, “but they needed a pastor, and I took the lead to serve my people. I soon realised that I was ill-equipped…” Help isolated church leaders be better equipped to shepherd their churches by sponsoring one month of their training.
Deliver Children's Bibles and strengthen the next generation living where faith costs the most. Christian children across some of Africa’s restricted nations are growing up in a culture of hostility and oppression. Many long to follow Jesus... but they don’t have their own copy of the Scriptures to establish them in their faith. You can help us reach our urgent target of delivering Bibles to 20 000 Christian children under threat right now.