Saturday, June 16, 2012

Remember the persecuted this summer (Part 1)

Pastor Hua Huiqi in China received hundreds of letters from
believers around the world when he was in prison for his faith.
Will you write a letter of encouragement this summer?
Looking for ways to remember the persecuted this summer? Below are ways that you can take the message to heart, praying for and serving those suffering for their faith.

Remember those suffering for Christ in your prayers. When you hear the story of a persecuted Christian, pause and pray for them.

Sign up for our free monthly newsletter. Published monthly, it is available free of charge and without obligation in one-year subscriptions to anyone in Canada who requests it.

You can also keep the needs of the persecuted Church close to heart by subscribing to our weekly email, The Persecution & Prayer Alert. This email contains short summaries of recent incidents of persecution with accompanying prayer requests.

You can also visit our online Country Reports to learn more about restricted and hostile nations and how you can lift them before the Lord in prayer.

Stay in touch by “liking” us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

Write letters of encouragement to our family members who are imprisoned for their faith. To get started, visit our letter writing site to download our letter writing guide and prisoners’ list. In Canada, you can also request this free resource by contacting our office and we will mail you a copy. You can also compile letters using phrases from a prisoners’ own language at Prisoner Alert.

Do you have any other ideas on how Christians can take the message of the persecuted to heart this summer? Leave your ideas and suggestions in the comments section below!

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