“Christians, however, remain the most persecuted religious group the world over, and thus deserve the special attention that today’s hearing will give them. As one of today’s witnesses, the distinguished journalist John Allen has written: ‘Christians today indisputably are the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often their martyrs suffer in silence.’”
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Being missionaries in a country hostile to Christians is risky enough, but Manny and Lila face a whole new set of challenges. The Burmese Army has used rubies to fund their war on Christian tribes. Villagers eager to earn their fortunes have signed up to dig for the treasure, only to become addicted to narcotics that are prevalent in the local area. Instead of riches, large groups in the city have sunk deeper into drug-induced poverty.
Many consider the area too dangerous for ministry outreaches, but not Manny and Lila. They are Alpha Relief sponsored missionaries and have already made plans to claim the people and the city back from the darkness that has strangled it.
Read more of their story as well as other accounts of Alpha Relief UNDERGROUND MISSIONARIES HERE
Living inside North Korea along the China border, Mr. Jee secretly listened to a radio that had been smuggled in to him through a black market food shipment. For the first time in his 40 years, he heard the truth about the outside world and realized that the North Korean propaganda machine had polluted his mind. Mr. Jee made the decision to escape into China in order to prepare a way for his family to eventually join him. He promised he would do whatever it took to ensure freedom for them all. “I will come back for you!”
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Thanksgiving is drawing near and most of us will soon be enjoying the company of family and friends. During this incredible season of abundance and blessing, we want to remember the orphaned in this world.
This month, our Alpha Relief team spent time visiting with and strategizing how to help two groups of orphans who have come out of great persecution both in Burma and North Korea. These young ones touched our hearts and we wanted to make sure you had every opportunity to ensure their hope this Thanksgiving season. Below are some great ways for you to get involved right now!
We had the privilege of visiting hundreds of orphans on the Burma/Thailand Border who have fled attacks on their home villages. Most have lost their parents to the brutal war. Hiking over jungle roads and rivers, our team brought living supplies. Their beautiful smiling faces were all the thanks we needed. Some of the girls even received their first jungle manicure (pictured below).
North Korean Orphans
An additional Alpha Relief team visited a partner who runs a secret safe house for North Korean orphans on the China/North Korea border. These young boys and girls cross the freezing water separating the countries, arrive starving, and in desperate need of hope. At the safe house, they find warm meals, education, and the hope of Jesus. This winter, large numbers of new orphans will make their way into China and our partner is in great need of help.
Alpha Relief staff just received this letter from friends working on the border of North Korea. The following text was translated and sent from a safe house host caring for North Korean believers seeking refuge in China. A very special sister in Christ penned the letter describing her time at the house. We hope her words encourage you as much as they encourage us.
“First of all, I give the greatest thanks, praise and glory to the Creator God who allowed us a good meeting! While visiting in China, I have come to know Jesus and accepted him as Lord in my heart. ‘A great earthquake in my life’ would be a more correct expression….Pray that I keep my faith in whatever hardship or persecution as I return to my country and preach the gospel.”
Ready to read the rest of Mrs. B’s powerful letter? Click Here