URGENT: Armor needed in the Muslim world

August 10, 2017

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

Dear Friend,

We recently received an important email from one of our Christ-centered partners with the subject line:

[Urgent] A request for armor in the Muslim world

For a moment, we thought they were asking for actual body armor to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and other countries in the Middle East. (In many Muslim-dominated societies, believers often are at risk of physical harm.) But then, we recalled the words of Ephesians 6:11-13 (NIV):

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

The email asks us to help empower persecuted Christians, especially in Egypt, to grow in their faith by providing “Bibles, discipleship resources, and other materials.” They’re looking to Liberty Relief International (LRI) for financial and prayer support that will equip these brothers and sisters with spiritual armor to “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” (v. 16). Our ministry partner wrote:

Egypt is a notorious hot spot for religious violence. From church bombings to mass executions of Christian men, women, children and families. … Because like all Christians everywhere, these precious believers need help to grow spiritually. But unlike you and me, they have no access to the books and resources we take for granted. Many don’t even have Bibles!

For the sake of Egyptian Christians and so many other persecuted believers around the world, this fellow relief organization needs our help. This front-line partner can provide personal copies of God’s Word for just $5 each. Please help put Bibles into the hands of persecuted Christians, new believers with Muslim backgrounds, and spiritual seekers in the Middle East.

Click here or on the banner below to make your tax-deductible donation to help provide Bibles and other critical resources for brothers and sisters who urgently need to “put on the full armor of God”:

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In that same email, we’re introduced to an Egyptian Christian, Amany (not her real name), who asks: “How can the devil defeat a person who is equipped by the Word of God, whose heart was healed by the loving kindness of Christ? A person who is a beacon of love, joy and forgiveness? It’s so thrilling to see the impact a committed Christian can have.”

Your tax-deductible gift to sponsor Bibles will enable persecuted Christians, new believers with Muslim backgrounds, and spiritual seekers to “put on the full armor of God.” When you feed them the Word of God, these brothers and sisters will be empowered to carry with them the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and sword of the spirit (vv. 14-17).

Please help them stand strong in the face of ISIS evil, terror attacks, and a devastating civil war. Take action to feed the Word of God to those who can bring the light of Christ to dark places in the Middle East. Click here to help now.

Thank you, in advance, for your generous support.

Mat

P.S. Again, it costs our Christ-centered partner in the Middle East about $5 to get a Bible into the hands of someone who wants to know more about Jesus. Your gift of $50 or $100, right now, can empower persecuted Christians, new believers with Muslim backgrounds, and spiritual seekers to “put on the full armor of God.” Click here or on the banner below to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to support LRI’s efforts to provide Bibles and other critical resources, as we continue other vital outreaches:

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