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As the year draws to a close, December is usually the time we reflect on the things we accomplished throughout the year. However, whatever was achieved was only made possible because you partnered with us and gave so generously.

On reviewing the work, we have been greatly encouraged by the number of persecuted believers we were able to reach. There were a variety of projects which, because of your support, have been completed. For example, many believers were given their own Bible in 2017 and funds were provided enabling several women to visit their husbands in prison. Thank you.

The light from the candles featured on the cover of our newsletter reminds us of the birth of Jesus, the ‘Light of the World’. Jesus came into this world to bring the light of the Gospel but He also brought God’s message of hope to humanity.

Featured throughout this month’s newsletter, you will read powerful testimonies from believers in Egypt who suffered greatly on Palm Sunday as ISIS bombed churches in Tanta and Alexandria. However, despite experiencing horrendous suffering, they placed their hope in God and this fuelled their faith enabling them to endure their many trials.

Throughout their time of hardship, we have stood with them. Our emergency appeal to help them was such a blessing. We were overwhelmed by your kindness and with the help of our contact and a well-planned distribution, your donations were placed into the hands of these persecuted believers and the stories in our newsletter reveal just how much your gifts were appreciated.

Blessings to you and your families this Christmas and we look forward to partnering with you throughout 2018.

In Christ,

Tony Benjamin
CEO

 

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