Monday, October 12, 2009

The Persecuted Church and You

This week there is a unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Patrick and Rosemary Sookhdeo as they share their knowledge of the persecuted church. The Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of Barnabas Aid and will be speaking at Covenant College at the 11:00 a.m. chapel on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Oct. 14, 15, and 16) as well as an evening talk on Thursday the 15th at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Sookhdeo will be speaking on Women and Islam at 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

For full details, see the Covenant College Chapel Blog.
For the Barnabus Aid website, click here.



The mission of the Barnabas Aid is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. Our goal is to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.

We do this by making their needs known to Christians around the world, by encouraging prayer and financial giving in support of these brothers and sisters in Christ, working with existing local Christian organisations, and by speaking on their behalf. The Fund channels this aid from donors to the needy recipients with minimum overheads. All gifts are monitored to ensure they are used in line with the stated need.

In accordance with Biblical teaching, we believe that Christians should treat all people of all faiths with love and compassion, even those who persecute them.