Providing care where it is needed
CFI aids Christians who suffer persecution and discrimination including:
- Bible training and job skills for Christians who survive attacks by Burma's military. Young adults are trained to be self-sufficient Christian leaders.
- Supplies and encouragement from sponsors for Christians in slums of Bangkok, Cairo, and Bangladesh.
- Aid for blind and disabled in Bangladesh.
- Supplies and classes for Christian children in brickyards of Pakistan, where families are forced to work long grueling hours making bricks to repay debts owed to Muslim creditors.
- Shelters and safe houses for persecuted Christians in strategic countries.
- Print and audio Bibles.
- Radio broadcasts of current news and the Good News of Jesus Christ jump borders into the totalitarian, isolated dictatorship of North Korea. Shelters for North Koreans who are escaping.
Churches are targets for violence. CFI provides security cameras to detect approaching danger in time to save lives.
Christians fleeing persecution in their country become refugees seeking asylum in another. Some live in refugee camps. Some find UN camps infiltrated with persecutors and instead, hide in cities as “urban refugees”. Some are displaced within their own country. CFI provides aid and connects them to other caring Christians for sponsorships and encouragement.
Millions of people throughout the world suffer unspeakable hardships because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Yet many people are unaware of the cruel conditions endured by Christians.
CFI spreads the word through:
- Legislation: CFI networks in Washington, DC, with key government officials for strategic legislation and U.S. diplomacy.
- Church Partnerships. CFI encourages congregations to partner in assisting persecuted Christians;
- Petition Campaigns. CFI launches petitions to alert and pressure decision-makers and officials.
- Festivals and Conferences. CFI shares the news of persecuted Christians at festivals and conferences, along with ways for people to help.
- News. CFI’s e-mails and newsletters keeps readers aware of timely news on persecuted Christians – which is not covered by the mainstream media – and equips you to pray.
- Prayer Calendar. CFI’s releases a Prayer Calendar each year to remind us daily to pray for persecuted brothers and sisters.
- International Day of Prayer. CFI provides kits for you and your church to observe the International Day of Prayer, the second Sunday in November, including items for kids.