Suffering Church Action and Awareness Week 2020

Be a part of Suffering Church Action and Awareness Week (SCAAW) as we stand with our suffering family in looking to our bright hope in Christ amid global crises.

Locusts, coronavirus and devastating floods swept the globe in 2020, adding immeasurably to the suffering of persecuted Christians. Before these disasters, so many of our brothers and sisters were already marginalized, violently attacked, kidnapped, raped and even killed simply because they are Christians.

Hope in Suffering was the 2020 SCAAW theme, focusing on the courage and resilience of the persecuted Church. Through our suffering family, be inspired to find strength today in the face of pressures and struggles, as we look to the bright hope Jesus promises us for tomorrow. Join with us to lift up our persecuted brothers and sisters in prayer, take practical action to help them, as well as raise awareness of their plight.

Suffering Church Action and Awareness Week is an opportunity for us to stand alongside our suffering brothers and sisters in every corner of the globe, and demonstrate Christ’s love to each one of them, whatever they are facing.

Inspirational Resources for SCAAW

Access our range of free inspirational resources via the links below to inform and help your church or prayer group participate in SCAAW. These resources can be used at any time during the year that suits your church’s calendar. If you would like any items in printed form, or for more information, please contact us at or 703-288-1681.





Devotional Booklet


Bible Study


Sermon Outline




Praying for the Persecuted Church Booklet


Sermon PowerPoint


“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12

Finding hope in suffering

The Courage of the Global Persecuted Church

“ … We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” – Romans 5:3,4

The global tide of persecution against the Lord’s people is rising higher and higher, but so is their eternal hope in Christ. Read here about the 10 challenges facing the global persecuted Church in a post-covid era.

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