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Christians left homeless by Islamist siege on Syrian town need help 

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Syria  
Christians from Kessab receive food from Barnabas at a church in Latakia

Hundreds of Christian families who were forced to flee their homes in a north-west Syrian town when it was besieged by Islamist rebels are in desperate need of food, clothing and other essentials.

Militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, Sham al-Islam and Ansar al-Sham launched an assault on Kessab on the Turkish border in the early hours of 21 March.

Project(s): 00-665     Country/Region: South and East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Central Asia  
Pakistan school girl praying

Easter Appeal 2014

This Easter, change the life of a needy Christian child

Country/Region: Pakistan, South and East Asia  
Aasia Bibi has been languishing in jail since June 2009

Barnabas supports Aasia Bibi as appeal stalls; others need legal help

As condemned Christian mother Aasia Bibi’s appeal hearing is deferred for a second time, Barnabas Aid is supporting her family as well as Christian...

Project(s): 00-1032     Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Syria  
The war has deprived many Syrian youngsters of a carefree childhood

Protect childhoods in war-ravaged Syria by supporting Christian schools

The brutal civil war in Syria is robbing youngsters of their childhoods, but Barnabas is helping Christian children in Aleppo to maintain a degree of normality...

Project(s): XX-1172     Country/Region: Africa, Central African Republic  
A makeshift refugee camp has been established at Bangui airport

Barnabas helping thousands more Christians displaced by CAR violence

As the conflict in the Central African Republic leaves around half of the population in need of urgent aid, Barnabas Aid is extending its support for Christians displaced by the violence.

Project(s): 48-1171     Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, South Sudan  
Food aid from Barnabas to displaced Christians in South Sudan

Barnabas giving aid to Christians displaced by fighting in South Sudan

Christians are continuing to suffer amid renewed fighting in South Sudan; Barnabas Aid has been distributing food and other essentials to thousands forced from their homes...

Project(s): 65-420     Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Holy Land  
The school provides education for 400 children aged 3-12

Help poor Christian families in Holy Land educate their children

Poor Christian families in the Holy Land need your help to educate their children in a Christian environment. Barnabas Aid supports a thriving Christian school in Bethlehem...

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  • Christians driven out of Maaloula by Islamist rebels long to return after its recapture by the Syrian army Thu, Apr 2014 16:37

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  • Condemned Christian mother Aasia Bibi's appeal hearing- set for today- deferred for third time in Pakistan Mon, Apr 2014 16:03

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  • Give thanks for the Christ-like responses of Christian leaders in CAR to the crisis that threatens them and their churches. They have distanced themselves from the anti-balaka militias, saying that these should not be labelled as Christian and that they hold no mandate from the churches. The leaders have also condemned the violence in the country, whatever its origin, and have called on Christians to pursue forgiveness, reconciliation and healing. Churches are hiding, defending and caring for thousands of Muslims endangered by the anti-balaka, and one of CAR’s most senior church leaders has invited the president of the country’s Islamic community to move into his church compound. Pray that this powerful witness to the grace and love of Christ will help to bring peace to the shattered country. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed 13 hours ago

  • On this Good Friday, give thanks to God for the death of Christ and for His gift of eternal life. Praise Him too for the example of those Christians who have persevered in their faith at the risk of their lives and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of Christ and the Gospel. Pray that their martyrdom will inspire their suffering brothers and sisters in Christ to endure whatever hardships befall them and will convince their persecutors of the truth and power of the Gospel. Pray too that their bereaved families and churches will not grieve without hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Fri, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Cry out to the Lord for Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) who have been driven from their homes by the violence that has engulfed their country. Attacks by Islamist Séléka militants and retaliation from “anti-balaka” militias has generated a huge humanitarian crisis in which around two million people, many of them Christians, are in need of emergency assistance. Give thanks for the work of Barnabas partners who have been providing food rations to hundreds of displaced believers in the capital, Bangui, and distributing food, medicines, clothing and seeds to thousands in various regions. Pray that the aid will reach those who need it most, and that the Lord will comfort the relatives and friends of the thousands who have been killed in the fighting. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Thu, Apr 2014 00:00

  • “Jesus Christ performed tremendous miracles in all our lives through this Shalom Camp.” A pastor spoke of how God had worked through a Barnabas-sponsored weekend Bible camp for persecuted Christians in Sri Lanka. The camp was attended by believers from five different churches that had been the target of threats or attacks by Buddhist or Hindu extremists. The participants heard teaching on the Biblical basis for persecution and took part in group discussions; they came away refreshed and encouraged, and for many the camp was a time of great spiritual renewal. Give thanks to the Lord for the peace He has brought to these persecuted believers, and ask that the weekend will continue to bear much fruit in their lives. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Wed, Apr 2014 00:00

  • Pray for a church leader in Sri Lanka, S.S. Johnpillai, who was threatened at gunpoint by attackers who claimed to be Special Forces officers. The minister was in a hut next to his church building in Guadalupe, Trincomolee when, he said, the men “appeared out of nowhere”. The intruders put a gun to Johnpillai’s head and accused him of holding a Communion service in honour of the founder of the Tamil Tigers, the government’s opponents in the country’s long and bloody civil war. The government had that day made it a criminal offence to commemorate the group. The gunmen ignored Johnpillai’s protests that he had not dedicated Communion to the group’s founder, and they threatened to shoot him. Ask the Lord to support and strengthen Johnpillai as he recovers from this terrifying ordeal. Subscribe to the prayer points rss feed Tue, Apr 2014 00:00

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