CFI is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). For donors, this is a good thing to know.
We recently completed an exhaustive review with ECFA. It was a lengthy, somewhat painful process of having ECFA auditors analyze and question everything we do here at CFI. ECFA does this every so many years with their members.
But after careful review, CFI is a member in “good standing.” We meet and exceed ECFA tough restrictions on how a ministry should operate.
I say this because there are “watchdog”… Read more
As a member of the body of Christ, what should the number 100,000,000 mean to you?
The answer might surprise you: there are more than 100 million Christians around the world today that are suffering under the bondage of persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
On September 3, 2011, your church can stand against persecution with CFI and the Irish music sensation, Bluetree, by participating in the “Break the Chains: Benefit for the Persecuted” concert. By being a part of this great event, you can help raise funds… Read more
An angry mob of over 100 people rushed into a crowd of Christian protesters who were assembled outside a TV station in Cairo, Egypt last Sunday, hurling rocks and fire bombs and setting fire to vehicles in the middle of the street.
According to an anonymous security official at the scene, the attack was in retaliation for an earlier conflict that took place between the protestors and motorists who had attempted to pass through the demonstration area. One demonstrator claimed that the motorists had refused to be searched before entering… Read more
Ashur Issa Yaqub, a 29-year-old Chaldean Christian construction worker, was abducted on Saturday in the northern city of Kirkuk.
According to reports, Kirkuk provincial police chief Major General Jamal Taher Bakr, said that he believes that Al-Qaeda insurgents were behind the gruesome killing.
Provincial health chief Sadiq Omar Rasul confirmed the details, and added that the body “carried traces of torture and the bites of dogs.”
A local police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Yaqub had been found with his head “almost cut off fully, his legs… Read more
New episodes of violent turmoil have caused thousands of Egyptian Christians to protest the growing religious persecution that has plagued the country in recent months.
The latest attacks took place last Saturday, May 7, and were the result of a rumor that a Christian woman who wanted to convert to Islam was being held against her will at the St. Mena Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt. When a crowd of angry Muslims descended upon the church on Saturday, hundreds of Christians rushed to defend it,… Read more
May 1, 2011…one of the most unforgettable days in recent history. It was the day when the United States announced to the world that special military forces successfully carried out the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the FBI’s most wanted terrorist, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
His death has been considered an enormous victory for America’s decade-long war on terror. And while many believe that al-Qaeda may be plotting retaliation against the United States, there are millions of individuals overseas who are also at risk of becoming the victims of more ruthless… Read more
Like many suffering Christians in Vietnam, Christopher Hien was an impoverished young man who was struggling to exist one day at a time. He often prayed for a business plan that would earn him enough money to live on, while also allowing him the time to pursue work in the ministry.
One day in 2007, Christopher visited the local markets in search of a small gift to give to an American Bible teacher. As he observed merchants selling jute products, coconut husks, and bamboo, God suddenly answered his prayers with… Read more