Changing the Lives of
Help us make a difference with a Barnabas Gift
Barnabas Aid is today launching our new gift catalogue for 2011-12, giving you the opportunity to help us, under God, transform the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world.
Through the wide variety of projects that we support, we help Christians in more than 60 countries where they suffer discrimination, harassment or oppression at the hands of others. We are tremendously grateful to our supporters, whose generosity and commitment makes this work possible.
Today, we invite you to consider making a Barnabas Gift as an alternative present for a loved one. You could make a donation to one of our projects as a birthday, Christmas, wedding or anniversary gift. We will provide you with an attractive “thank you” card, which you can send to the person on whose behalf you have made the donation.
|“Thanks to this support we are surviving!” Pakistani Christian widow who receives monthly food parcels from Barnabas Aid
The gift catalogue offers a window on the wide range of projects, in twelve key areas, that are making a positive difference to the lives of around the world:
: Barnabas seeks to ensure that our Christian family, who often fall through the gaps in aid distribution, receive emergency supplies when natural disaster strikes.
(Ref 00-634 Fund, p5)
Feeding: Barnabas provides thousands of needy Christian families with food in countries where they live in poverty because of anti-Christian discrimination.
(Ref 00-636 Feeding Fund, p6)
Medical care: Barnabas Aids medical care for needy individual Christians as well as larger projects such as clinics that provide free or low cost healthcare.
(Ref 00-671 Medical Fund, p7)
Water: Barnabas provides wells and other water projects for Christians. Some projects are helping believers in contexts where this most basic of physical needs is denied to them because of their faith.
(Ref 00-635 Water Projects Fund, p8)
Church : Barnabas gives resources for the construction and repair of church , giving Christians places to meet and develop ministry opportunities.
(Ref 00-637 Church Building Fund, p9)
Christian literature: Barnabas helps Christians to grow in their faith and reach out to others with the Gospel by providing Bibles and other Christian literature.
(Ref 00-360 Christian Literature Fund; 00-362 Bibles and Scripture Fund; 00-479 Resources Fund, p10)
Victims of violence: Barnabas supports those who have suffered violence or injustice because of their faith with practical help, including safe houses, relief aid, legal aid and help for prisoners.
(Ref 00-345 Victims of Violence Fund, p11)
Convert care: Barnabas provides practical and spiritual support to those who endure rejection and persecution because of their costly decision to follow Christ.
(Ref 00-113 Convert Fund, p12)
Christian schools: Barnabas enables children from poor Christian families to get an education in a caring Christian environment by providing running costs or building costs for Christian schools.
(Ref 00-794 Christian Schools for Christian Children, p13)
Self-sufficiency: Barnabas enables Christians who face discrimination and hostility to support themselves through small-business and income generation projects.
(Ref 00-356 Small Business Start-up Fund, p14)
Pastors and evangelists: Barnabas contributes to Kingdom-building by supporting hundreds of pastors, church planters and evangelists ministering in their own countries or their own people group in places where Christians are under pressure.
(Ref 00-477 Pastors’ Support Fund; 00-478 Evangelists’ Support Fund, p15)
Leadership training: Barnabas equips church leaders through training that enables them to strengthen their congregations in contexts of pressure and persecution.
(Ref 00-430 Leadership Training Fund, p16)
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Aid, said:
Your gifts, however small or large, really do transform the lives of Christians who are suffering for their faith. Please take this opportunity to consider prayerfully how you might be able to help our persecuted brothers and sisters with a Barnabas Gift.
- £8 (US$13; €9; AUS$13; NZ$16) could provide a “Talking Bible” in Sierra Leone (00-362 Bibles and Scripture Fund)
- £18 (US$29; €20; AUS$29; NZ$36) could provide a goat for a Christian family in (00-356 Small Business Start-up Fund)
- £22 (US$36; €25; AUS$35; NZ$44) could help an evangelist in for a month (00-478 Evangelists’ Support Fund)
- £56 (US$91; €64; AUS$89; NZ$112) could sponsor a child in Northern for a year’s schooling (00-794 Christian Schools for Christian Children)
- £82 (US$133; €92; AUS$130; NZ$164) could cover a month’s rent for a safe house for Christian converts in a Middle Eastern country (00-113 Convert Fund)
If you would like to buy a Barnabas Gift as an alternative present for a loved one, please send your donation to your nearest national Barnabas Aid office with the details you would like printed on the “thank you” card.
|“They had tears flowing on their cheeks because of their endless thanks to Barnabas Aid for giving them such a great support.” Barnabas supported two young Christian converts from Islam through their studies
Click here to contact your nearest Barnabas Aid office.
For more information about the “thank you” card, click here.
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