‘Release Women’ program helps persecuted sisters

By October 12, 2011

Canada (MNN) — A Christian woman raped in Pakistan; a mother on death row for her faith in Christ; a wife left widowed after her husband is accused of apostasy.

Stories like this are not at all foreign to Mission Network News. Women across the globe face severe persecution daily for their faith in Christ.

Hearing these stories can make other believers feel a bit helpless, but Voice of the Martyrs, Canada has provided a way for women in free countries to help persecuted women halfway across the globe.

The Voice of the Martyrs "Release Women" initiative allows women to connect with others who are suffering for their faith, or are in jail as a result of their loyalty to Christ. Participants serve and encourage persecuted sisters through prayer and hands-on projects while being inspired and challenged by their testimonies of overcoming faith in the face of imprisonment, brutality, and even death.

Voice of the Martyrs has created a video montages of suffering Christian women so you can get a feel for who you will be reaching. Watch the videos and learn more about being a part of Release Women when you click here.

If you live in Canada, there may be further opportunities for you. This Saturday, October 15, Release Women is hosting a conference in Edmonton, Alberta, from 9:30AM to 2:30PM. Women of all ages are welcome to come to the "Holding to the Hope" conference to pray and write letters to persecuted sisters, and to hear from an Iranian widow whose husband was killed for his Christian activities.

Learn more about the upcoming conference here.

For even more opportunities to encourage persecuted men and women, head to prisoneralert.com, where you can still write letters to Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkani.

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