One of the most powerful truths of our faith is that Christ sustains us in every circumstance. He carries each of us in our times of need and He came to bring us joy.
Through your prayers and your donations to Release, you are sustaining Christians who are suffering and are sharing His joy with their families and their church communities.
Gulinuer Yimiti, the wife of the Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimiti and her two sons (pictured) are among those who have benefited from your generosity and your prayers.
And, other persecuted Christian families like hers need your help this Christmas.
The authorities in many countries mistreat prisoners of faith and persecute their families to deter people from converting to Christ or being active as his followers.
As Christmas approaches, many families like Gulinuer’s in China, Pakistan, Eritrea and elsewhere need our help. Because, cruel regimes often cut financial resources to Christian families as a way of holding them hostage, punishing the prisoners and trying to break their spirit.
Will you donate £25, £50 or even £100 to Release to share the great tidings of joy and hope with families of prisoners of faith this Christmas?
You can read more about Gulinuer and Alimujiang’s story below.
I am truly grateful for caring friends like you who take action, who pray fervently and who give generously, showing that helping every prisoner of faith and their family truly matters.
I know that I speak for all our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ like Alimujiang and Gulinuer when I say thank you for your generous gift today.
May you experience God’s joy, comfort and blessings this Christmas season,
CEO, Release International
Gulinuer and Alimujiang Yimiti: a story of faith and courage amidst intense suffering. Since her husband’s arrest in 2008, Gulinuer has done all she can to raise her children without her husband Alimujiang, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for…Read More...
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Lord, we pray for all those Christians who are held in prisons in so many countries around the world simply because they love You.
Father, we cry out against the injustice of their incarceration, held away from their families and, in so many cases, in appalling conditions.
We remember all the prisoners of faith in Pakistan, in North Korea, in Eritrea, in China, in Algeria, in Laos, in Iran – Lord, in so many countries – be with them all. Give them Your peace which passes understanding, restore and fortify their spirits. Use them as beacons of light in the dark places they find themselves so that they and others will come to learn more about You.
Thank you for being with them as they endure solitude and the constant threat of harm to their minds and bodies.
We also pray for their families. Families who face so many hardships even though they are not in prison. Lord, we ask that you will continue to provide for them, that they will receive all that they need to survive and to resist the curses and hatred which surrounds them. Unite these families, Father, in their love of You and help us to remember them in our prayers.
Lord, we especially pray for Alimujiang in China. Thank you that You are strong within him, that he gives You thanks that he is in prison and able to share the gospel and Your love in that dark place. We pray also for his wife, Gulinuer, and their children, that they will also remain strong whilst he is away from them and that they will also filled with Your Spirit as they go through this time of trial.
Father, help us to keep all prisoners of faith and their families in our thoughts and prayers. Build us up, as well, to be able to speak of Your presence in our lives, without worrying what other people think or may do to us.
In Your name, Lord,
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