Politics disrupting aid to persecuted Christians

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In late March, USA Today cited a UN report that alerted the world to the humanitarian impact of the political crisis on the Korean Peninsula: put simply, people are starving and it's getting worse.* The situation has only deteriorated since then. As tensions escalate, doors are slamming shut; the best chance to reach North Korea with the gospel is now.

Alpha Relief has strategically pursued various avenues of gospel-focused aid in border regions. North Koreans on work visas have received food and emergency medical care as well as Scripture in disguised formats. Many have come to Christ and received discipleship. Now, as many of their visas are cancelled due to the political situation, they are bringing the gospel home with them!

Others are bravely entering North Korea on aid trips in support of local Christian families, empowering them to reach out and share the love of Christ. But the risks are getting higher and opportunities slimmer.

The Solution

By God's grace we'll continue to advance the gospel by empowering these brave leaders. The door is still ajar, but now is the time to act! Sensing the urgent need, some generous donors have sought to inspire more people to rise up by offering a $90,000 matching challenge. Your gift before May 31st will be doubled!

*See https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/24/un-sanctions-disrupt-humanitarian-aid-north-korea/99571664/

Security System for Pastor K. in Burma

On the edge of an ethnic and religious war in Burma, Pastor K. runs an underground missionary training school and Bible college. Anti-Christian vandals have repeatedly attacked his home and campus, breaking windows and painting threats in graffiti on the fence.

The Solution

Pastor K. went to the police and the only help they could provide was a suggestion to get a security system. Help us restore peace to this outpost of the Gospel: Pastor K. needs about $1000 to install a security system.

Hope for Believers Inside "Red Zones"

Christians have formed close-knit communities in Syria to care for one another as mortars rain from the sky. Now they're inviting neighbors to share the food and basic supplies we're providing, and sharing the Gospel with them. Kachin Christians in Burma flee from one village after another as the national military campaigns to grab natural resources, and looks for excuses to destroy the ethnic and religious minority they've always hated. North Koreans who have been trafficked to Russia as slave labor are receiving gifts of food and medicine to sustain them, and hearing about Jesus for the very first time. Alpha Relief brings aid to the darkest places on Earth and opens the door to the Gospel.

Solution:

Hope is not lost. Alpha Relief is privileged to partner with brave men and women deep inside some of the most dangerous Red Zones, including Syria, Burma, and in and around North Korea. These incredible heroes are seeing growth in the underground Church but desperately need our help to provide safe houses, emergency food and shelter, training resources, and secret missionary support. 

Still Needed: $5,360

 

Aid for refugees trapped in Lebanon

Syrian Christians have been particularly targeted by militant Islamic groups, and Lebanon has welcomed an overwhelming number of families on the run. Many of these families entered Lebanon with hopes of continuing on to Europe but lack the means or immigration clearance to do so. Official camps and social systems are overcrowded, work is not an option, and around the world, borders are being closed.

Solution:

The Church has a mandate to take care of the oppressed, and in Lebanon, the Body of Christ is faithfully moving forward in mercy. Alpha Relief has been given the timely opportunity to partner with a local church in Lebanon that is supplying much-needed aid to displaced brothers and sisters and other refugees right in its own neighborhood.

For just $25 you can help provide a refugee family with a monthly survival pack filled with food and basic supplies, a Bible, and a clear presentation of the Gospel.

Funded

Bibles For Persecuted Believers

Millions of persecuted believers in the world today face the troubling reality of being denied the Bible. In Myanmar, the Hakha Chin tribe faces slave labor, forced Buddhist conversion, and deep poverty, all which prevent access to God’s word. In Syria, many families have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything behind including their Bibles when ISIS invaded their villages. Inside China, both physical and digital versions of God’s Word are restricted, leaving only one in four believers who own their own copy of Scripture.

Solution:

There are heroes poised and ready to make the dangerous Bible deliveries our persecuted brothers and sisters desperately need. For as little as $5 a physical Bible, or $30 for a digital Bible with discipleship apps, you can ensure hope for those who are spiritually starving.

Funded

 

Critical Aid for Christian Families inside Syria

Gabriel is an on-site Alpha Relief partner bringing hope to displaced Christians inside Syria who have fled from ISIS. He risks the dangers of a war zone to journey to an area outside Damascus where a network of over 1,000 persecuted families are trying to survive.

Gabriel’s next trip takes place in just a few days. This time his mission will focus on 100 of the displaced families. These hurting brothers and sisters in Christ desperately need hope as they face poverty and continued persecution. 

SOLUTION:

Gabriel needs our help in raising $5,000 for survival packs for the families which include food, medicine, and basic living resources. Together we can ensure that the Syrian persecuted church knows they are not forgotten.

Funded

 

Safe House for North Korean Believers

North Korea hunts believers to eradicate Christianity within it’s boarders leaving the underground church starving both spiritually and physically. A few brave North Koreans are able to cross the heavily guarder checkpoints and make it into China where they search for food and discipleship. Mr. Chan operates a safe house near the border crossing points. This long time partner needs our help to offer six North Korean guests secret counseling, discipleship, and emergency living supplies for their hungry families back home. Some of the six guests will be hearing the Gospel for the first time. 

Solution:

For $1,500 we can provide discipleship for the six guests during their stay as well as emergency aid for their return trip to their families and churches inside North Korea.

Funded

Where Needed Most

One of the best ways to help meet the needs of persecuted Christians around the world is to designate your gift “Where Needed Most." Donating to Alpha Relief in this manner allows us to meet the most pressing needs at each of our covert project locations as well as provide ministry oversight and accountability. Your gift matters. In fact, just $25 can help to offer a suffering Christian family food for a month.

 

Solution:

Use the donate button below to give “Where Needed Most." Every gift, whether large or small, is critical in ensuring hope.