Release International Committed to Serving Persecuted Church
Filed Under: Opinion, World | Posted: 12/24/2012 at 5:53PM
Comments | Region: British Indian Ocean Territory
The Release International (RI) (www.releaseinternational.org) a United Kingdom (UK) Registered Charity has relentlessly continued to serve the persecuted church all over the world.
Speaking on their commitment to the persecuted church, its founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand said his organization serves persecuted Christians in 30 countries around the world by supporting pastors and Christian prisoners, and their families; supplying Christian literature and Bibles; and working for justice.
He noted that every year thousands of Christians are detained and imprisoned for their faith in Jesus Christ. Some are even martyred. Where families have lost the breadwinner, Release gives pastoral care and practical support.
“RI helps Christians survive persecution to Serving God’s church, enabling them to survive persecution and its effects,” he said.
He continued: “Release stands with churches and church leaders around the world who are being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ: by directly supporting persecuted pastors and their families; and by providing leadership and theological training.”
According to Wurmbrand RI helps strengthen the persecuted church in sharing God’s love and helping the persecuted church win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel.
He stated: “The Bible tells us that the apostle Paul was once a persecutor of the early church – until God turned his life around – transforming him into a mighty preacher and church-planter. Release helps persecuted churches bring the good news of the gospel – even to those who persecute them.”
He observed that RI also helps spread God’s Word by spreading God’s Word through supplying of Bibles and literature to meet the need for growth and evangelism and that it provides Bibles and Christian literature in local languages to build up the church, to encourage evangelism and disciple new believers in Christ.