Christmas In Muslim Nations

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For Christians in Muslim-majority nations, the Christmas season can be very difficult. In one country, “secret believers” reportedly can receive a punishment of up to five years in jail for celebrating Christ’s birth.

Christmas trees, Christmas songs, Christmas greetings, and most everything else the western church associates with the holiday are banned. According to at least one imam, those celebrations “are against Islamic faith.”

The anti-Christmas, anti-Christian sentiment runs so high that Muslims can be punished for wearing “hats or clothes that resemble Santa Claus”! Can you even imagine what it would be like to be forced to celebrate Christmas in secret?

On Thursday, I sent an email asking LRI friends to consider making a “Gift of Hope” donation on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. As of yesterday, 85 percent of those emails were still unopened. And only a few of those who read my update took action to help.

So, I’m sending that message again, hoping you’ll have time this weekend to consider blessing brothers and sisters in Muslim-majority nations with a “Gift of Hope” this Christmas. Please see below, or click here to help now — Mat.

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December 7, 2017
From the Desk of:
Mat Staver, President
Liberty Relief International

Dear Friend

This Christmas, Liberty Relief International (LRI) wants to support efforts to help ease the pain and suffering of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. One of our Christ-centered partners is caring for refugees in northern Iraq, while also supplying Bibles and other much-needed resources to conflict-ridden areas in the region.

In Luke 1:79, Zacharias prophesied that his son, John the Baptist, would “give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.” In the midst of the Christmas season, as we count down to the day the world celebrates Jesus’ birth, you and I have the opportunity to do EXACTLY what John the Baptist did. We can share the light (and love) of Christ with those in darkness!

Millions of believers are living under the oppression and brutality of ISIS evil and civil war. Please help us lift up persecuted brothers and sisters who face food, water, and other shortages, as well as threats of kidnapping, torture, rape, and death at the hands of barbaric terrorists. Not even children are safe from ISIS atrocities and the horrors of war.

Will you stand with LRI to help persecuted Christians and others suffering under oppression and brutality? Please click here or on the DONATE button below to make a tax-deductible “Gift of Hope” in support of LRI’s outreach efforts:

Click here to support LRI.

Our Middle East ministry partner is working on the front lines to deliver relief supplies and discipleship materials to men, women, and children touched by horrific ISIS evil and devastating civil war. They urgently need our support to help as many refugees and displaced people as possible.

That’s why I’m asking friends like you to make a special “Gift of Hope” donation to LRI this Christmas season. I want to raise $25,000 of emergency aid in December so we can help meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in desperate situations. Click here to donate now.


Our commitment to easing pain and suffering in the Middle East remains as strong as ever. But the truth is, we can’t make a significant impact without your faithful prayers and generous financial support. Persecuted believers and other religious minorities in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere are in desperate need! Thank you, in advance, for being a light in the darkness today.

God bless you,


P.S. By making a special “Gift of Hope” to LRI right now, you can minister to the needs of persecuted believers and others in desperate situations. Will you please take action with your tax-deductible donation to help ease the pain and suffering of those living under oppression and brutality in the Middle East? Please click here or on the logo below to make your best tax-deductible “Gift of Hope” now, as LRI continues these and other vital efforts:

Click here to support LRI.