OUR MISSION IS:

Showing God's Compassion -  providing for the needs of the families of martyrs and prisoners.

Serving God's Church - enabling them to survive persecution and its effects.

Speaking as God's Advocates - being the voice of the martyrs and the oppressed.

Sharing God's Love - helping the persecuted church bring to Christ those who are oppossed to the gospel.

Spreading God's Word - supplying Bibles and literature to meet the need for growth and evangelism.

 

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. - Hebrews 13:3

 

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Recent News

PAKISTAN: Attack of Young Women Results in Tragedy

SOURCE(S): INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN, BRITISH PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, 18 FEBRUARY 2016

Christian women are particularly vulnerable to rape and public shaming by the extremists of this Muslim-majority country. In a recent incident, three young Christian women were purposely hit by a car for refusing the sexual advances posed to them by a group of Muslim men.

The young women -- Kiran (17), Shamroza (18), and Sumble (20) -- were walking home together when four Muslim men in a car confronted them, uttering lewd suggestions. Because the girls refused their advances, the men became enraged to the point that the driver targeted them with the car. As a result of the crash, two of the girls received severe injuries and broken bones. The third victim, Kiran, unfortunately did not survive. Having landed on the hood of the car, which had increased in speed before coming to an abrupt halt, caused the teen to be catapulted through the air before falling to the ground.

May the 'peace of God that surpasses all understanding' bring needed comfort to the surviving young women, as well as ministry to their families, as He surrounds them with His healing presence and lovingly guides them to wholeness and renewed hope.

KENYA: Al Shabaab Rebels Raid Coastal Village

SOURCE(S): MORNING STAR NEWS, RELEASE INTERNATIONAL, VOM USA 
18 FEBRUARY 2016

In a four-hour pre-dawn raid on 31 January Islamic extremist al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians in a coastal Kenyan village. Two were shot, one was beheaded, and another died because his house had been set on fire. There were also surviving victims wounded in the attack. Eyewitnesses say it's clear that the attackers were hunting down Christians.

The rebels, who are fighting government and regional forces in Somalia, regard the northern coastal area of Kenya as Islamic territory. Although this militant group has attacked the area before, local Christians are further alarmed by the recent incident, causing hundreds of them to flee their homes. One church leader in the area encourages these believers to not be cowed. "God has called us to be 'salt' and 'light,' and to lead many to the marvelous light of Christ," he explains.

Please uphold the families and friends of those killed in the attacks, asking God to turn their mourning into joy, filling their hearts with the expectant hope of eternal life and the prospect of being reunited with loved ones once again.


SYRIA: Release of 43 Assyrian Christians
SOURCES: INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN, MIDDLE EAST CONCERN, 25 FEBRUARY 2016

Islamic State has released the last group of Assyrian Christians being held hostage in the Syrian Province of Hasakah. Forty-three individuals were released, signalling the end of the hostage situation in Hasakah – namely, the members of the Assyrian Church.

Those released are now reunited with their families, many of whom are under 10 years old. The Islamic State-affiliated group in Hasakah kidnapped hundreds of Assyrian Christians last year, but has been working through negotiations with the Assyrian Church of the East to secure the hostage release in return for ransom. Although there are still hostages in the south-western region of Syria, this final release of the Hasakah Province hostages is an immense blessing to the Assyrian Christians who have been tormented by their loved ones’ kidnappings.

Pray all those who have been released will know the Lord’s comfort, healing and restoration and those displaced will know the Lord’s care and provision.


 “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” - Hebrews 13:3

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” - Galatians 6:10

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