Li Wei*, a Christian father and church leader in China, and his wife are good tenants. They always pay their rent on time and keep their flat tidy. But since January 2020 they have been evicted from three apartments simply because of their faith in Jesus.

The landlords were pressured by Communist party members to evict Li Wei’s family and this situation has been devastating. But this is not all.

Recently, the authorities cut both the water and the electricity supplies in Li Wei’s apartment. So, when some friends from their church visited them, they found Wei’s wife using a torch to help her children do their homework.

Later, with a smile on her face she started to cook some food to share using just a small camp stove. “We are forced to live in darkness” she said. “But our hearts are full of light. The light that comes from God’s Word.”

Revival FM’s partner Release International hears many stories like this from Christians in China and elsewhere who are experiencing daily pressures from local authorities or religious leaders who actively oppose the spread of the gospel.

Will you help believers like Li Wei to stand firm in their faith in the face of increased persecution and oppression by sending a special gift to Release International today?

Yes, I will help oppressed Christians and their families

You and I might never experience the kind of situations Christians like Li Wei are up against, but we can do something to show them that they are not alone. By giving to Release International today you can show a precious brother or sister in Christ who is being oppressed for their faith that God has put them in your heart and that you love them. Your gift will be used to provide financial support and basic supplies for oppressed Christians and their families, as well as pastoral care and discipleship resources.

• £30 could provide 15 Bibles to remote rural communities in Northern and Central India.
• £50 could provide food for a family of Christian Iranian refugees in Turkey for a month.
• £100 could fund 10 pastors and church workers in China who are unable to find other jobs because of persecution with essential support costs for a month.
• £250 could allow a life transforming development to the home of a destitute Christian family in Egypt, such as the provision of a roof.

Yes, I will help oppressed Christians and their families.

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*Names have been changed in order to protect the identity of the people we serve.

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