December 10, 2013 - Another threat of forcible removal looms large for a group of Christian villagers in rural Laos, this time in the Savannakhet province of the country. Read more.
December 05, 2013 - Since ancient times the Asho Chin people have allowed fears of vengeance from the spirit world to dictate their daily lives. Now a ministry in Myanmar is sharing the good news of deliverance from fear through the power of Jesus Christ. Read more.
November 27, 2013 - A ministry leader in Tacloban, Philippines, shares her family’s harrowing story of survival when Typhoon Haiyan tore through their coastal neighborhood. Now a second flood—this time of Christian compassion—is sweeping through the area to help devastated residents rebuild their lives. Read more.
November 21, 2013 - Ministry partners in the Philippines are distributing emergency aid to superstorm survivors, even as they struggle with personal losses that have turned their own lives upside down. Read more.
As their nation reels from incomprehensible destruction in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, several Philippine ministries are pleading for immediate help and the steadfast prayers of Christian Aid Mission supporters. Read more.
November 14, 2013 - We often hear the phrase “Jesus is the reason for the season.” As Christmas approaches, Christian Aid’s indigenous ministry partners are making preparations for celebrations that will introduce children and their families to the Savior. 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 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.
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 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.
August 22, 2013 - Her home country wanted her dead. Religious rituals brought no consolation. Yonna was a young woman on the run, but she was tired of running. A Christian Aid-assisted ministry in Thailand helped re-direct her life and sparked a new sense of purpose. 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 11, 2013 - When American missionary Adoniram Judson stepped onto the shores of Burma on July 13, 1813, there were no known Christians, no churches, and no Bibles available in the Burmese language. His first six years of ministry produced one convert. 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 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.
April 09, 2013 - Once a fighter for the communist army, a young man in the Philippines laid down his weapons and surrendered his life to Christ. His family was the recent recipient of a special gift from a Christian Aid donor. Read more.
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 05, 2013 - Today there are an estimated 100,000 to 400,000 Christians in North Korea. Despite ever-present dangers of imprisonment, brutality, and death, faithful followers of Jesus Christ remain committed to sharing the gospel in the midst of very difficult circumstances.
December 13, 2012 - How does a Christian keep the conversation going long enough with a Buddhist, so he can present him with the good news? Read on.
On a group of islands in the Southern Philippines, live the Tausug, a people part of the wider Moro ethnic group whose lives are intricately intertwined with Islam and animism.
... as he shared Christ, he was shocked by the large number of refugees fleeing from the war raging throughout the countryside. He never dreamed of the horror that was to follow. Within days he was thrust into the middle of the nightmare, when Khmer Rouge guards forced him into a slave labor camp. Read more.
Over the course of the years Christian Aid has aided over a hundred evangelistic, church-planting missions in the Philippines, plus ministries that care for needy children and operate Bible schools. Read more.
A respected Burmese Christian started a mission to reach people in places where many others will not go.
Now this missionary sends trained workers into unreached areas during the dry season (November through May) when people do not need to work the fields. Equipped with gospel songbooks, tracts, Bibles, and food, they go and set up camp. Read more.
...Min is one of many devoted disciples of Ronnie Tun, native Burmese ministry leader supported by Christian Aid. In a country rife with poverty, disease, gangs of drug smugglers and a corrupt military junta infamous for its human rights abuses, Tun’s ministry aims for restoration through the power of Christ. Read more.
One third of Manila’s inhabitants live in poverty, the heart of which is the infamous Smoky Mountain. The nauseating stench of methane gas emitted from this 100-foot trash heap resembles a cloud of smoke, thus earning its name. The toxic environment offers these destitute dwellers a spectrum of maladies, including malnutrition, tuberculosis, dysentery, hepatitis, measles and skin rashes. Read more.
Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, has been the traditional homeland of Muslim Filipinos since the 15th century. The Muslim population is composed of many ethnic groups spread among the islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. These scattered islands can only be reached by pump boats. While the incidence of poverty is high, the lush, natural beauty of the place provides a clear picture of the Creator’s handiwork. Read more.
The Talaandig people, located in North Cotabato Province on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, are a small animistic tribe of only 4,500. And unlike the more dominant Muslim tribes living in the Philippines, the Talaandig are excluded from political affairs. Because they are relatively ignored by government authorities, the tribe has become susceptible to coercions to join such rebel groups as the communist New People’s Army. Read more.
...Approximately 120 people groups live in Vietnam. One of these groups, the San Chay, immigrated to Vietnam from China in the early 1600s. After learning how to grow wet rice, the San Chay settled in small villages. Today, nearly 150,000 San Chay live in Vietnam and speak a variant of the Thai language. Read more.
A repressive communist regime has been seeking to stamp out Christianity in Vietnam for decades. As in China, however, persecution has not succeeded in thwarting the growth of zealous, witnessing churches. Read more.
In some countries, like the Philippines, missionaries can freely proclaim the gospel; but in countries where Islam is dominant, there is strong opposition toward Christians. Read more.