Although many of us may never know what it's like to lose everything for the sake of the Gospel, there are millions for whom it is a reality. Daily, they are persecuted solely for their faith in Christ. Many are ostracized, beaten and stripped of everything they own. Some are even killed.
Persecution Relief has been called by God to stand in the gapwith those who face persecution and provide help in tangible ways. Our commitment to the Persecuted Church is reflected in our giving back financially to the community and to those who seek it. We are dedicated to being faithful stewards, with no self-interests, while serving the persecuted Christians across the 29-States of India. We distribute help – in cash and kind - without unwarranted bureaucracy, procedures or discrimination, withoutpartiality or prejudice of denomination barriers. Persecution Relief has reported & assisted over 1200 persecution incidents in the last 2 years and distributed millions of rupees through personal funds, partner churches and individual believer contributions.
Who is eligible for financial aid?
We provide aid to all persecuted brethren, martyr’s widows, families of jailed inmates, wives of long -term jailed inmates, for education of children of persecuted families, for livelihood expenses of persecuted families etc.
Our representatives on the ground are empowered and equipped to validate the situation and evaluate the needs of our brethren who come under attack. They communicate their findings and urgency to the Head Office who arrange to disburse the necessary support.
What does Persecution Relief do?
We provide financial aid for the following needs:
- Initial medical treatment depending on the seriousness of the injuries
- Long-term hospitalization through Partner Hospitals
- Bail to release men, women and children from prisons
- Re-location costs for temporary accommodation when Christian families are chased out of a village
- Temporary Relief when personal properties are destroyed
- Replacement of basic Church material when Church is burnt or destroyed
- Providing monthly support in the form of livelihood and educational expenses etc. for those with grievious injuries and cannot support their families
- Providing monthly support for the martyr’s widows and wives of ‘breadwinner’ serving long term sentences
- Making temporary shelters and providing living costs to the excommunicated villagers