July 24th, 2012
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
Since we live in a land where religious liberty is treasured, persecution of Christians seems to be a distant, far-away matter. However, every day Christians in many countries are enduring dreadful conditions for their faith, including unemployment, incarceration, physical abuse, and enslavement.
In Pakistan, believers are afforded virtually no legal protection, and many are held captive as indentured servants in appalling conditions. This past Sunday at Grace Church of Alexandria, as part of a focus on persecution of believers we watched the following film which is footage from a brickyard in Pakistan. It brought home the difficult realities faced by our brothers and sisters in many countries and is stirring us to pray for and act for the persecuted church.
I’m thankful for the ministry of Christian Freedom International (CFI) which brings injustices to light and is rallying the body of Christ to minister to our brothers and sisters in chains. I encourage you to sign up for their email and print newsletters to know how to pray for and act on behalf of the persecuted church: