Ukraine Project – Relief for Victims of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Project – Relief for Victims of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Target Funds Needed : S$17,550

Status : URGENT

 

You must have heard about the recent shocking Russian invasion of Ukraine early in the morning on 24th February 2022 which caused the displacement of many Ukranians as they fled to neighbouring countries to avoid being caught in the conflict. Many of these Ukranian refugees are women and children, who have had to leave behind their husbands, fathers and brothers to fight against the invaders.

Would you consider giving towards this project to :

  • Provide the necessary and urgent material, financial, logistical, medical and spiritual aid to Ukranian Christians who are suffering because of the current crisis.
  • Support Ukranian Christian who are still in Ukraine.
  • Support Christian churches, organisations and individuals in Poland and Moldova who have been providing food and shelter for Ukranian refugees.
  • Provide for and support anyone, regardless of religion, who is requesting for help.

 

May the Lord bless you abundantly as you give generously!

China – Pray for Pastor Hao and Her Children

In July 2019, Pastor Hao and two other Christian women were arrested on charges of fraud for collecting church offerings. Pastor Hao’s house church in Hubei Province was deemed illegal so, any money collected to support it was considered unlawful. Click here to read more about this case: https://gosheninternational.org/women-imprisoned-for-collecting-offerings/.

Pastor Hao had to raise her sons, Paul and Moses, on her own after her husband passed away of cancer in 2018. The older son, Paul, is attending college but the younger son, Moses, has been suffering from depression since his mother’s arrest and imprisonment. Moses dropped out of school and regularly locks himself in his room, unwilling to communicate with others.

On 11th February, Pastor Hao received notice that she had been sentenced to 8 years in prison for alleged fraud. In a recent letter to Paul, Pastor Hao testified that God had given her “amazing peace” and she is able to sleep well in prison. She encouraged both her children to spend more time reading and memorizing the Bible and, in particular, studying Romans 8, Isaiah 26-66 and Lamentations 2-3.

Pray for God’s presence to be with Pastor Hao as she serves out her sentence. Pray that God will comfort and strengthen her sons, Paul and Moses, emotionally and mentally as they grief the loss of their father and the painful separation from their mother.  

Pray that the appeal process for Pastor Hao’s case will be successful and all charges against her overturned.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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India – Church Buildings Destroyed by Thugs

On 5th February 2022, two places of worship were destroyed by thugs. One was a Catholic place of prayer and hospitality located near the city of Mangalore, Karnataka, and the other was a Protestant place of worship in the village of Kistaram, Chhattisgarh.

St. Anthony’s Holy Cross Centre was built 40 years ago and served as a gathering place for the Christian community in Mangalore, as well as a means of ministry for disadvantaged families. But recently a group of thugs claimed that the structure was illegal and therefore it should be destroyed. Ignoring an interim court order that no one should enter the building until an official decision has been reached, these thugs arrived with a bulldozer on 5th February and proceeded to demolish the building.

In the other case, the Protestant church in Kistaram was built five months ago. And about 100 believers regularly attended prayer meetings and Bible studies in the thatched-roof building. The church building was burned down at 3am in the morning.

Pray that that the Lord will soften the hearts and minds of those who are violently opposed to Christianity. Pray that these people will come to understand the error of their ways leading to true repentance and salvation in Christ.

Pray that the resiliency of Christians in the villages of Mangalore and Kistaram will be a testimony of God’s love and grace, drawing many to believe in the Lord. Pray for the leaders of both churches, that they will receive wisdom, discernment and guidance on the best way to move forward. Pray that God will supply the resources needed to rebuild their worship facilities.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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Malaysia – Fifth Anniversary of Pastor Raymond Koh’s Disappearance

Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted by masked men on 13th February 2017 and has not been seen or heard from since the incident. Prior to the incident, Pastor Raymond and his wife Susanna received death threats. They were suspected of converting people to Christianity.

Every year on the 13th of February, the anniversary of Pastor Raymond’s disappearance, a vigil has been held in Kuala Lumpur, reminding people to pray for him. At this year’s event, Susanna shared, “whether he is dead or alive, God is with him.” She further stated that if her husband is dead, she thanks his kidnappers for “giving him the privilege and honour to die as a martyr.”

Please prayerfully remember Pastor Raymond’s family as they continue to deal with the uncertainty of his whereabouts. Pray that God’s comfort and strength will continue to sustain them. Pray that they truth of the abduction will be revealed and that those responsible will be held accountable.

Pray that wisdom, courage and fortitude be granted to our Christian brothers and sisters in Malaysia as they continue with the work of the ministry.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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Laos – Christian Man Assaulted & His Family Denied of Basic Needs

On 18th January, two village leaders assaulted Taeng for his trust in Christ.

Many in the village already disliked Taeng for his Christian faith, but the hatred toward him escalated when he began drilling a well to draw water for his family. When village leaders told him he had to renounce his faith if he wanted to continue drilling, Taeng refused. Many villagers watched the two leaders attack Taeng but did nothing to stop it.

Finally, Taeng’s father managed to stop the attack, preventing his son from being strangled to death. Taeng stayed in the hospital for three days and later attempted to file a police report, but the police refused to help him. Since the attack, village leaders have prevented Taeng and his family from accessing the village’s source of electricity.

Pray for Taeng’s healing and for his family’s needs to be met as he heals. Pray for his family’s faith to not be shaken, and pray that Taeng’s faithfulness serves as a witness to the truth of the gospel to Taeng’s village.

Pray also that the leaders who attacked him will come to know Christ.

 

(Source & Photo : VOM)

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