Persecuted Christians Face New Challenges

A Christian young lady escaped violent attacks by the Burmese military and found her way to our school.

“Holly” (not her name) arrived at a challenging time for Christian Freedom International’s school. This summer, our co-director Marnie Scott was tragically killed in an accident.

This was a huge loss. Especially for the young women at our school who have been abused. Marnie was a teacher, counselor, and protective mother for our students. But mostly, she prepared them to trust in God above all else.

Victory Bible Academy is a school for persecuted Christians. Its name comes from Romans 8:37, No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”

Would our school continue despite this loss? What would our students — who have already experienced painful losses from persecution — learn about God in the aftermath of this tragedy?

Thankfully — due to your prayers and support — Victory Bible Academy is fully operating and serving new students like “Holly”. Our staff and graduates of Victory are filling in the gaps as much as possible.

Many of our students fled Burma’s violent war. They grew up under a regime that mistreats Christians. They knew that at any moment, they could be attacked, beaten, raped, or killed by the authorities.

A few months after arriving, “Holly” finished an assignment to find a Scripture to encourage others.

She wrote:

“Deuteronomy 31:6: Be strong! Be fearless! Don’t be afraid and don’t be scared by your enemies. Because the Lord your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you down, and he won’t abandon you.”

“You are strong. You are resilient. You are loved. You are capable. You are not weak. You are not weird. You are not a lost cause. You are not different.”

“Holly” and Victory’s students are spending December ministering to Christians who are hiding in mountain passes, and traveling to remote villages to serve those who are outcast and mistreated.

Thanks to your generosity, persecuted Christians are being helped and equipped — despite challenges and losses — even during Christmas holidays.

But each year brings new challenges. Will you stand with our persecuted brothers and sisters as they face new struggles?

Your gift will support:

  • Shelters for Christians hiding from hostile officials and mobs.
  • Food and aid for Christians who are impoverished and abused because they are Christian.
  • Bibles and discipleship training to sharpen their faith to endure persecution.
  • And more.

Would you consider one more gift for persecuted Christians?

Thank you for supporting our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.