Some years ago, while staying with a family in a village in Laos, Makan heard a Christian programme on the radio. He was curious to find out more about Jesus and started asking questions but no one could give him any answers. So he tried to make contact with the man he had heard speaking on the radio. Local Christians hesitated to give him information because Makan was a member of the Communist Party and might have reported them. But, when the man on the radio heard about Makan he decided to meet him.
They met in a quiet place and spent hours talking about Jesus. On that very day Makan gave his life to Christ and got baptised. Every day since then he has shared the gospel with people wherever he has gone. But, there is always a high price to pay when someone becomes a Christian and wants to tell others about Jesus in a Communist country like Laos.
Although Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe nearly three decades ago, in countries like Laos, Vietnam, China and North Korea Communist governments are still in power and often torture, imprison and persecute Christians and their families.
Makan was imprisoned and tortured for being a Christian, but thanks to your past generosity, we were able to help Makan’s family while he was in prison. And, now he has been released we are continuing to contribute to his living expenses and medical care. Our PLEDGE to Makan and to THE MANY persecuted Christians and prisoners of faith like him in our 50th anniversary year is this: we will give you the tools you need and help you to serve God in hard places.
Will you join us in fulfilling this promise by sending a gift of £25 or more to support Release’s ministry in Communist countries?
Thank you for not abandoning those who are paying a high price for following Jesus.
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We thank you Lord for the way people like Makan are becoming believers in Communist countries by listening to Christian radio ministries. Thank you that many, like Makan, are willing to pay the price of telling others about Jesus, whatever that price may be. Strengthen them we pray and give them the tools they need to continue standing firm and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those they meet.
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