In 2015 it's hard to believe that a woman and her husband can be burned
alive in front of their children, simply for their beliefs (reference here)
In 2015 it's hard to believe that young girls, sometimes only 2 years old, are raped because of the faith they belong to (reference here)
It's hard to believe that in 2015 those governments people elect, and
put their faith in, provide little protection, instead preferring to
turn a blind eye as millions are persecuted in the land they call home (reference here)
Parents mourning over the body of Shazia Bashir aged 14
We have become accustomed to hearing stories of adult men raping 14 year
old girls, leaving only a dead body for the parents to mourn over ( reference here) and ignore the 700 Christian girls who are kidnapped, raped and forced into islamic marriage every year (reference here)
Worse still, the hundreds who have lost their lives in suicide bomb
attacks and the tens of thousands who are left destitute and homeless
after their homes have been burnt before them in the festering hatred
created by a false blasphemy allegations. Evidently these events are
Because of this daily persecution large numbers of Pakistani Christians
flee to foreign lands in hope of a better life, as I'm sure we all
would, but unfortunately in places like Thailand their dreams are
There the common themes of persecution, prejudice, and police brutality
continue. As I write thousands of Pakistani Christians in Thailand are
living a life of extreme poverty, hidden in the shadows. Thailand makes
no room for persecuted minorities and when their visas expire they are
hunted down and brutally thrown into detention centres, where food is
little more than cucumber in boiled water. Babies are detained and
separated from their mothers and deprived of nappies and milk. ( reference here).
Asylum seekers in a detention centre in Thailand over 100 cramped up in a room used for living
Worse still in Central Jail male asylum seekers have their heads shaved and are put naked into shackles.
Why? because they want to escape hatred that turns into violence, but
hopes are dashed as the government of Thailand refuses to even
acknowledge them. This rejection leaves them unable to legally work and
results in multiple families being forced to live in one room, with
often up to twenty people crammed together. But better that than being
put in a detention centre where people have to crouch to sleep due to
lack of space, and stripped of all dignity.
Thankfully this is not where the story ends for these families. Thanks
to the previous generosity of our supporters we have been able to help
over 100 families by providing food, paying room rent for those facing
eviction, and buying essential medicines for children and babies
desperately in need.
With your continued prayers and donations we can keep the work going. So
today we're asking for your help. We need £15,000 in order to bring the
light of Jesus to what has been a very dark period in the lives of
these Pakistani Christians so far.
Building works being completed on our school in Thailand
We are working towards providing a better future for them in many ways:
we have set up a centre of learning which will provide free education to
both children and adult refugees; we will offer training to enable
adults to start their own businesses; and ultimately we aim to provide
accommodation which is sanitary and safe.
Your money will be used in the following ways:
We will employ teachers and maintain the learning centre. This will serve between 50 and 100 children and adults (Reference here ) and will cost £400 per month, or £5,000 for one year
Food parcels will be delivered to 100 of the most deprived families every month at a cost of £500 per month or £6,000 for one year.
A crisis fund will be initiated for up to 100 asylum seekers per month
allowing us to buy medicine, nappies, baby formula milk and other
essentials at a cost of £333 per month, or £4,000 per year.
Food packages delivered to asylum seekers in Thailand
But in order to achieve this do this we really do need your help.
We have low overheads and a passion for justice, and you can be sure the money you give directly supports these families.
Any donation you can give, no matter how small, will be greatly
appreciated and will be a worthwhile seed sown into the work we are
doing to care for these persecuted brothers and sisters. If you are
unable to donate now then please pray for Pakistani Christians and the
work we are doing, and share this page with friends and family.
Together, with God, we can help to end suffering for persecuted