November 14, 2013 - Imagine being marked for death because you are an elderly woman with red, swollen eyes. Or if you were born with the genetic condition called albinism in which your skin and hair lack pigment. In either case, if you lived in some areas of Tanzania, your life would be in danger. Read more.
November 3 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join Christian Aid Mission staff and believers across the globe as we intercede for those who risk all to proclaim the good news of the Savior. Read more.
October 24, 2013 - Much has been reported about the plight of Syrian Muslims who are fleeing their country, but how has the war impacted Christian refugees? In an emotional interview with Christian Aid Mission staff, the leader of a Lebanon-based ministry shares refugee accounts that broke his heart—and gave him hope for a brighter future. Read more.
October 17, 2013 - Despised by some, an enigma to others, the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted—and one of the least reached with the gospel—of any ethnic minority in the world today. Read more.
October 10, 2013 - Syrian refugees looking to Greece as their promised land are finding a less than hospitable reception. A Christian Aid-assisted ministry is reaching out to help some of these beleaguered immigrants make a fresh start. Read more.
September 19, 2013 - With most of Zamboanga City under lockdown for the second straight week, it’s still business as usual for area missions groups who feel a greater sense of urgency to proclaim Christ in Mindanao. Read more.
September 19, 2013 - A Christian family narrowly escapes death in Syria, only to discover life in Lebanon is no promised land. Read more.
September 12, 2013 - The Constitution of Laos may guarantee religious freedom for all its citizens, but in practice Christianity is treated as the exception. The leaders of one village are enforcing their own set of rules—and local believers could be left with no place to go. Read more.
September 05, 2013 - Millions of Syrians, at least one-third of the country’s population, have been displaced by a bloody civil war that has already stretched on for two long years. Fleeing their volatile homeland, refugees cram into dingy hovels and tent cities in neighboring countries, terrified of what the future holds. But while most reports paint a grim picture of the refugee crisis, indigenous ministry leaders are sending word of an unprecedented openness to the gospel…and they are reaping the harvest, one life at a time. Read more.
Pastors are imprisoned, believers attacked, and church houses burned in this country where Christianity comprises just 1.45 percent of the population. News stories abound of kidnappings, torture and unjust executions. This is a land of suffering for many who call on the name of the Lord. Read more.
August 22, 2013 - Mounting violence directed at Egypt’s Christian minority hit close to home last week when a ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission joined the list of dozens of evangelical and Coptic institutions whose property was destroyed by angry mobs of political protestors. Read more.
August 16, 2013 - A ministry partner in Egypt contacted Christian Aid this week, describing the situation in the streets as “really dangerous and urgent.” Read more.
August 08, 2013 - With dogged determination, Vietnamese missionaries have endured over three decades of harassment and persecution in order to bring the gospel to isolated tribal groups. Their tenacity is paying off, as formerly unreached groups are joining the ranks of the country’s growing Christian population. Read more.
July 18, 2013 - Highly restrictive laws mandating the registration of churches has evangelical groups in Kazakhstan crying foul. A local ministry told Christian Aid what happened to one fellowship of believers when they met for an Easter prayer tea. Read more.
June 27, 2013 - Facing opposition from their Buddhist and Hindu neighbors, Sri Lankan Christians fear their religious rights will erode as extremist groups attempt to shut down churches in the island nation. Read more.
June 05, 2013 - Cambodian jungles stretch thick, tangled and dark across miles of war-ravaged land. Through these jungles prisoners ran for cover, escaping the Killing Fields where a million people lay murdered in open graves in the late-1970s under the Khmer Rouge. Read more.
May 20, 2013 - Trapped for centuries at the bottom of an oppressive Hindu caste system, Dalits–those who have been broken, ground down by those above them in a deliberate way–are dreaming, hoping, writing, singing and working to rise above their burdensome social position of poverty and prejudice–and make justice a reality. Read more.
May 16, 2013 - While fires blaze in the heated ongoing dispute over land between the Chilean government and the Mapuche Indian tribe, a slow, steady flame is burning in the hearts of Mapuches who are turning to the Lord for their sustenance amidst unbearable poverty and discrimination. Read more.
May 08, 2013 - The sounds of firing guns and the accompanying shouts and screams have become commonplace background noise for the Christian Aid-supported ministry leader and his wife. Read more.
May 07, 2013 - Persecuted Christians are not the only North Koreans who risk their lives to attempt escape into neighboring China. Scarcity of food, low wages, and skyrocketing prices propel people from all levels of society to seek a better life for themselves and their children. Some of the fortunate ones are finding help and hope through a ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission. Read more.
Deep in the villages of Bangladesh, revival gatherings are winning souls to Christ in a predominantly Muslim world. Where churches are burned, pastors threatened, and land and jobs denied to believers, newly-reached tribes are receiving the Scriptures in their own language. Many are turning to Christ. Read more.
April 19, 2013 - Terrorists set fire Friday to the homes/mission bases of three missionary families working with Christian Aid-supported Missionary Crusaders Ministries in Nigeria. Ministry leader, Gabriel Barau, sent this urgent report.Read more.
April 11, 2013 - As the exodus of Christians from Syria continues unabated, more reports are surfacing of the alarming conditions facing those who choose to remain. Read more.
April 04, 2013 - Far removed from the east coast of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to some of the most isolated people groups on the planet. With support from Christian Aid Mission, a local ministry is making in-roads deep within this tropical paradise. Some tribes inhabiting the islands have never had any contact whatsoever with the rest of the world or heard about Jesus Christ. Read more.
April 04, 2013 - During the past six weeks, Christian Aid Mission has received several reports of threats being directed toward pastors and churches in southern Sri Lanka. Read more.
April 03, 2013 - In a recent report to Christian Aid Mission, Gabriel Barau, ministry leader of Missionary Crusaders Ministries in Nigeria, reports: “About five days ago, very close to one of our fields, 30 gun men walked into the town, destroyed the police station, released more than 100 prisoners, and killed 64 persons instantly. That is the tension we have in the northeast every day. We sincerely need your prayers to raise the funds needed to move our headquarters office to a safe location.”Read more.
March 18, 2013 - Terrified citizens of Mali grimly look to the mountainous North, where thousands of Al-Qaeda terrorists remain, determined to outlast the French and Chadian soldiers who expelled them from several main cities. For years, these mountains have acted as a secluded training ground for Muslim extremists, armed with weaponry provided by the former Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi.
March 14, 2013 - Christian Aid Mission is sending emergency assistance to help displaced families whose homes and businesses were torched by an angry Muslim mob in Lahore, Pakistan, this past weekend.
March 08, 2013 - Jailed for several weeks for making copies of a Christian video, three Lao pastors have returned safe and sound to their villages. This is a persecution story with a happy ending.
February 25, 2013 - Religious freedom? The Constitution of Laos guarantees protection for all lawful activities of the Buddhists "and of other religious followers," but violations of those rights persist against the country's minority Christian population.
February 18, 2013 - Ali´s story is just one of thousands that could be told by a Syrian refugee. The street in Mafraq where his family lives has a terrible smell. Ali, 43, lives here with his wife, Sehm, and their six children. Ali was an art teacher in Dara´a, a city in southwestern Syria, before he fled the bombing.
January 15, 2013 - Aleppo, Syria´s largest city, has been fought over by all sides of this civil war. Large minorities of Christian Arabs, Syrians, Assyrians and Armenians live in Aleppo. At times life in Aleppo is quite peaceful but now, all live under great tension.
January 10, 2013 - Once again Boko Haram has targeted Yola, Nigeria, headquarters of an indigenous ministry helped by Christian Aid since 1986. Multiple attacks killed 20+ last year. Just last week four more were killed, including a grandmother and grandchild burned to death in their home.
December 31, 2012 - When writing a "Year in Review" on the top trends in the indigenous missions movement, we can summarize 2012 by looking at the stories that most visibly affected the gospel-advancing work of native missionaries overseas.
December 04, 2012 - Christian Aid is helping indigenous Nigerian missionary ministries which are preaching the gospel and bringing Muslims into the kingdom of God, even in the midst of this nationwide fear and chaos. After 30 years of living peacefully among Muslims, one of these ministries finds its headquarters in an area targeted by these terrorists.