“We thank God that He used ‘Brother Samir’ to teach us to attend to God in our everyday life.” Two Christian women from a vulnerable congregation in a Central Asian country spoke of how they have grown spiritually thanks to an evangelist supported by Barnabas Fund.
Samir is one of twelve brave pastors and evangelists whom Barnabas supports in the country, where Christians are under great pressure. Full-time ministry would be impossible for some of them without our support. ”Dilfusa“, another evangelist, was facing financial difficulties after she was sacked from her job because of her ministry involvement. Because of help from Barnabas Fund she is now able to focus full-time on discipling 70 believers.
Pastors, evangelists and church-planters working in contexts of persecution risk much to share the Gospel or shepherd their congregations. They may suffer hardship, harassment or even violence. Every year Barnabas Fund contributes to the living costs of hundreds of full-time Christian workers serving in such contexts in their homelands or among their own people group.