Help bring the hope of Christmas to persecuted families and give them the gift of a safer future
Bijli*’s family is one of just a few Christian families in their village in Bangladesh. Her family’s decision to leave the traditional Muslim faith and follow Jesus hasn’t been easy. “In the village, Muslims are the majority. They tell us, ‘Go away, you’re Christians. You’re not the same as us,’” Bijli’s mother, Maya* shares.
Rejection and isolation are especially hard for young Bijli. “My friends don’t want to play with me.” she says. Maya explains that sometimes Bijli comes home crying because her “friends” have attacked her. “Bijli comes and says, ‘Mother, they’ve beaten me. They say we’re Christian. They don’t allow us to join with them.’”
It’s for families like Bijli’s that we are launching our “Christmas around the world” campaign from November-December 2020. Our desire is that every persecuted family around the world may experience the comfort and joy of the love of Jesus this Christmas and all year round.
Help reach a R1 984 000 goal before the end of 2020 by completing the form below to give them hope and a future by helping meet their long-term needs through biblical training, youth camps, marriage seminars, trauma care for believers of violent persecution, safe houses, emergency aid, and so much more.
*Names changed for security reasons