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City event
raises £3,000
Alocal team of volunteers in
Swansea who host a monthly
prayer meeting for persecuted
Christians in the city raised more
than £3,000 to support Release
International projects in Nigeria!
More than 120 people attended their
fundraising event held at City Church
in July, which included worship music
by an African choir and updates on
the current state of persecution in
Nigeria followed by a delicious finger
Paul, Release International
Engagement Manager for Wales and
the West, spoke of his own time in
Nigeria meeting Christians whose
villages had been attacked and who
themselves carried physical and
emotional wounds.
As well as the £3,000 raised on
the day many pledges were made
to support the ministry of Release
International across the world.
One of the elders from the church,
himself from Nigeria, told us
afterwards: ‘You may not understand
the impact for now, but I am confident
the fundraiser will be the start of
something special for persecuted
Christians all over the world.’
A huge thank you to our wonderful
volunteer team in Swansea!
• Concerted effort: a performance
by the Hope Hill Gospel group at
Vine Baptist Church in Sevenoaks,
Kent, raised around £1,300!
A special thanks to the group,
organiser David Robertson and to
Vine church for hosting.
Check out our website for the latest
performances of Artless Theatre
Company’s inspiring production,
If Prison Walls Could Speak. The
play tells the story of Release
International partner Petr Jasek’s
imprisonment in Sudan. Petr’s
book, Imprisoned with ISIS, is
available from our website estore.
The play drew packed audiences
when it was performed at this
year’s New Wine celebration in July.
Comments from those attending
included: ‘Moving’, ‘Excellent’,
‘Not just a performance’, ‘Such an
amazing production. It drew you
right in and you felt like you were
part of it’.
Day of the
Christian Martyr
Our ‘Out of these Ashes’ campaign
earlier this year to highlight the
persecution of Christians in Nigeria
concluded on Release International’s
annual Day of the Christian
Martyr (June 29) with a powerful
and moving evening service in
Eastbourne. Speakers included Mark
Mukan, one of our partners from
Nigeria who heads up mission in the
Anglican diocese of Jos; Bob Fu, the
founder and president of ChinaAid,
and Eric Foley, the co-founder and
CEO of our associate ministry, Voice
of the Martyrs Korea.
Volunteers in Swansea who held a fundraising event in the summer
Day of the Christian Martyr speakers
Eric Foley, Bob Fu and Mark Mukan

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