Posted by Keith Davies, Executive Director of Rescue Christians
Rescue Christians continues to save hundreds of Christians from slavery. RC donors helped save over 500 people over last couple of weeks. This week over 50 people will be freed from slavery. In last month nearly 300 people freed from bondage and 250 more have applied for Australian Visas which we hope will get them to safety soon. All this, because YOU our readers and supporters: provide us the means to carry out this holy mission.
One of our initiatives is to save Christians from persecution from around the globe is that of Christians in Pakistan who have been used and abused through indentured slavery. The Christian men forced to work endless hours making bricks, wives not only worked to the bone but also in many cases sexually assaulted and disrespected. If that is not bad enough young children denied their education and forced to work in the kilns and fields to just pay some of the so called interest to pay off their indentured loan. The Kiln owners charge interest rates of over 100% or more so that the victims who are illiterate and not understanding of their rights (even in Pakistan) fall victim to the slavery and abject poverty, poverty you as an American or Western Christian cannot even fathom.
Here are just three examples, watch and understand how fortunate we are to live in America and the West.
When we free slaves we just do not bring them to safety but we have a whole system to rebuild their lives. Our amazing teams on the ground in Pakistan first find the victim families valid employment in a city far from the Kiln they were rescued from. They also find a new home with a rent they can afford as well as bedding, cooking utensils and food for first month. Instantly they go from people of abject poverty to lower middle class. All this is done for only $600 per family from you our donors.
We are in the process of recording the testimonies of nearly 30 families we have rescued over the last couple of weeks. The first three are included in this post.
As I write this piece I am awaiting for a airplane flight to take me to Europe for some important meetings for the formulation of our escape lines we are building from Iraq and Syria. We have already put together visa applications for 50 families from Iraq to travel to Australia. This cost our organization over $40,000, which came from your generosity. For the nay sayers, the visas are free, the air tickets to Australia are free but the cost to translate the documentation (mandated by the authorities) is $859 per family. You have provided the means to save 250 people from the Iraqi humanitarian disaster and pray to G-d soon they will be safe in Australia.
The cost to save one person (Iraqi or Syrian Christian) from death to freedom is about $600.00 using our proposed escape line. Our goal is to save 50,000 over next couple of years. That is a cost of thirty million dollars. We need to expand our donor base by 15 times it is now. If you already have given please spread the word about our work, if have not given please consider becoming a monthly partner at whatever amount you can afford. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Over next few weeks we hope to start moving Christians form Syria and Iraq to safety. We will report on developments as they happen.