Sunday, December 16, 2007

Remember the Persecuted Church

A few Sundays ago, I attended a "Christmas Card Writing Party" for the Persecuted church. I went thinking that I was just going to go, eat some cookies, write some cards and leave, but that was not exactly the case. As I read Prisoner Profile after Prisoner Profile, my heart became broken for these believers in all parts of the world who are persecuted for their faith.

Here is one such profile:

Prisoner Name: Y Wo Nie
Location: Vietnam
Arrested: August 2004

Pastor YWo Nie was arrested August 18, 2004 for leading a demonstration demanding more religious freedom and the release of property confiscated by the Vietnamese government. He received a nine - year sentence. His family has not been able to visit him.

My heart could not shake the fact that I complain because we cannot go out to dinner more often or buy more things around the holidays, when these believers are in a cold, dark, lonely prison cell because of their faith in Jesus Christ!

Let's pray, write, and support the persecuted church - not only this holiday season, but throughout the year!

To find more information about these prisoners and their situations, go to


Don & Katrina Hines said...

Wow! What an awesome reminder of the grace that has been extended to believers in the US. Sobering reality of the oppression of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Where did you find out about the Christmas card writing party? What a great idea for a party! Thanks Jules!

jeileenbaylor said...

Our church , Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, hosted the Card writing Party :o)

Karis said...

Thanks for the reminder. I too complain about the craziest things.