Urgent Needs

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Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
— James 1:27 NLT

THIS CHRISTMAS, BRING HOPE TO DISPLACED CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. JOIN WITH ALPHA RELIEF TO #GIVECHRISTMAS TO CHILDREN IN NEED.

War, famine, and poverty have displaced hundreds of thousands of people throughout the Middle East and Asia. It is the children who suffer most of all. In the darkest places on earth, Alpha Relief is reaching hundreds of orphans and refugee children with special gifts this Christmas.

Your help is needed. For $25 you can give a Christmas gift to a displaced child through the loving care of Alpha Relief's frontline leaders.

GIVE NOW TO SHARE THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS WITH A CHILD IN NEED!

"I hate being a Rohingya"

"I hate being a Rohingya. We are being tortured in Myanmar. Now in Bangladesh, we have no rights. Nothing. After this cyclone, we don't have a roof. We are living under the sky. We have no future."* This tragic statement was made by 27-year-old Hamida Begum, a Rohingya refugee who fled to Bangladesh in February after her husband went missing. On May 30, Cyclone Mora tore into the coast of southern Bangladesh and flattened Rohingya refugee settlements. Though the Bangladeshi government had evacuated over 400,000 citizens from the area before the storm, the refugees remained in makeshift shelters that could barely keep them dry in normal circumstances.

But there is good news for Hamida and the others: a promise from the Father for a brilliant future. “For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). For the Rohingya, a majority-Muslim ethnic group, that hope is Jesus and the loving care extended through His body. Among the displaced is a growing community of 500 newly-Christian families. Faithful men and women have been sharing the gospel among the Rohingya and caring for their already-dire needs, even in the face of opposition and persecution.

The Solution:

Cyclone Mora brought devastation, but also flung open the door to the gospel. The team on the ground is already responding to this disaster and they may be the only ones: “Government do not recognize [the refugees] therefore the aid will not reach these community [sic],” explained a local pastor. They have asked for your help to provide emergency food, water, first aid, and shelter along with the glorious message of the gospel. Total need: $15,000

Rohingya camp before the cyclone struck. The patchwork-tarp roofs were no match for gale-force winds.

Rohingya camp before the cyclone struck. The patchwork-tarp roofs were no match for gale-force winds.

*Quote and data source http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/cyclone-mora-adds-rohingya-plight-bangladesh-170531152048820.html

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/

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

 

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.