CFI-sponsored children in Orissa, India are doing remarkably well despite daily hardships, according to an encouraging new report. “Praise God, they are okay and doing well in their studies and Bible education,” says Karma, CFI’s contact in Orissa. “This Sunday, one of our CFI kids prayed…and she saw a great vision about CFI’s work and team. We are going to be blessed.”
The children recently participated in a CFI Sports Day, as well as a celebration of India’s Independence Day on August 15, which was marked with games, a picnic,… Read more
In 1998, Nazier Akhtar had a dream.
From his home in Pakistan, this faithful Christian man dreamed of a life somewhere else — a vision of life in beautiful Thailand, though he never knew exactly how that vision would come to pass.
Incredibly, that nearly 15-year-old dream has come true for Nazier and his entire family.
Against all odds, this invaluable CFI co-worker and prayer warrior now lives and works among the persecuted in Thailand, and has dedicated his life to becoming a “voice for the voiceless.”
Watch and learn… Read more
Christian Freedom International (CFI), a Michigan-based ministry that supports persecuted Christians around the world, is one of the first selected nonprofit organizations to participate in the Giving Library, an innovative project being launched by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
The Library, which has been officially released today, is an online resource for philanthropists that seek detailed information about 501(c)(3) charities and ways to support their causes. To help donors make informed decisions about strategic, charitable giving, the Library features video interviews with key leaders of participating organizations, as well… Read more
CFI has received word from a source in Bangladesh regarding the recent kidnapping of numerous children from the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The youth were taken from their parents with the promise that they would be sent away for missionary studies; however, it was later discovered that they were being held in various madrasas, Islamic religious schools, in Dhaka and Ganzipur. CFI’s source, a Bangladeshi-based human rights organization that has requested to remain unidentified, was able to rehabilitate 11 of the children who managed to escape from their captors.
The organization… Read more
New reports from Egypt indicate that the trends of assault and kidnapping against the Christian community are far from subsiding.
On Friday, July 27, Muslim thugs broke into the home of Mounir Eskander in Qalyoub City, wounding him and his three sons in the ensuing attack. All three men are currently hospitalized.
On Saturday, July 28, a Muslim mob abducted 24-year-old Maryam Fareed Saleh and her 3-year-old child, Beshoy, from a province in Upper Egypt. On the same day, 17-year-old Sandy Naeem Nady was kidnapped by several armed men, while… Read more