View our testimonials from our ‘Freedom from Slavery’ campaign back in May 2015.
View our testimonials from our ‘Freedom from Slavery’ campaign back in May 2015.
Friends and Supports
Watch this trailer video which is an introduction to a full documentary we are making and should be ready in about a week. The documentary will show our work to save the Slaves in the Kilns as well as the challenges including a close call, where one of our rescue teams was captured by the Kiln guards. They were tortured and their id’s and cell phone sim cards confiscated.
We were able to get cameras into one large Kiln by using some friendly police who told the kiln owners that our people were sent by government to make the film. This allowed us to interview Kiln victims. Also you will see interviews with a couple of our people who actually do the rescuing. Their faces are blocked for their protection.
Also please note that the Pakistan currency exchange rate is approximately 100 rupees to one dollar. The average working wage in Pakistan is about 20,000 Pakistani rupees about $200.00 per month. The slaves earn around 7000 rupees which is total of $70 which is not enough to pay for food for a whole family for a month in Pakistan.
In the month of January our teams have been hard at work in Pakistan saving over one hundred families from slavery. We increased the numbers saved by 150% month over month.
We are producing a short documentary film on this work, which should be completed in about a week.
Our backlog of cases even after releasing over a 140 families over the last eight weeks has increased by 50% as new cases keep on coming in. We currently have about 450 (families) cases we intend to release as soon as possible. We give priority to families who have a known threat or are actual victims of rape. These families usually have daughters between the age of 12 and 18. Rape and beatings are common place occurrences for these poor victims in these brick kiln factories.
For new readers, the families who are enslaved are victims of predatory lending, nothing like the practice of predatory lending that people in the USA suffered after the crash of 2008, this is one hundred times worse.
What happens in Pakistan is that very poor and uneducated Christians need a relatively large sum to treat a sick family member in hospital, as there is no health insurance and the government hospitals are useless, so in order to save the life of the person they need to pay for private care. In other cases the family needs to marry of their daughters so they need a dowry which is still a strong tradition in that part of the world. They borrow the money from a Kiln owner and then they get trapped and can never get out of debt. The Kiln owners pay them so little after interest (thousands of percent charged) and the people are uneducated to understand they are being ripped off, so they need to borrow more money just to pay for food and they are now trapped forever, unless they have Rescue Christians “A” Teams pull them from their misery.
This practice is illegal in Pakistan but the government is so corrupt that the Kiln owners buy off the government officials. About 20,000 Christian families are stuck in this abject misery. We have released several hundred families over the last two years now because of your generous support we are able to release over a hundred this month alone and next month our goal is 150 more.
Once released we organize a proper job that pays a living wage, pay for their house rent for first month including the security deposit, purchase food, bedding, pots and pans and other essentials, then the family is on their own to restart their lives with dignity. The cost to do this is only $520 -600 per family. To save just one family is not much but to save one hundred families costs us nearly $60,000 this month. We have been only able to this because of YOUR generosity and help. Next month we hope to save one hundred and fifty more families, who desperately need our help, we have the funds to do this but there are 20,000 more Christian families that need our help. Please consider supporting this holy mission.
Below are 50 videos of testimonies of the families we have saved in last 4 weeks, and next week we will post another 50 videos to prove that your money is being used for the purpose you gave it.
Our goal in 2015 is to save over 15,000 people. We estimate the cost to do this at over a million dollars. If we can raise more than two million dollars we can save twice as many as this number this year.
Our work in Iraq to save orphans and families is also progressing and we will provide news on this as soon as the Spanish government and our partners in Spain have finalized the travel plans for the Orphans. Please be advised that the children will not be adoptable in the USA, if that changes we will advise on the blog in a another news update
Here are the last 50 families we’ve saved, we’ll be posting the next 50 in the next week.
The spirits of the diabolical pursue after the saints of the Most Holy, conspiring and conniving, as Cain, “to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage” (Galatians 2:4).
And so are many of the sons of Heaven enslaved by those who are slaves to Satan. Over 20,000 Christian families now find themselves under the shackles of the heretic Muslims, who deny the Way, the Truth, and the Life, to only hate the life that God has created in His own image.
Let us look to the lives of Qasir Masih and his wife Farzana, both Christians who were enslaved by Muslims and forced to work in a brick kiln. Both of them give their testimonies as to their state of being slaves, and how they were eventually rescued by our organization, Rescue Christians:
Even if we go to market to buy some food they send their guards to watch over us, so we could not escaped. … And we were not able to educate our children. And we were living miserably; we were not allowed to go church or to any event of our family or relatives. The lives of our children were ruined and we were under constant threat and fear. …On the 22nd of July we met with the team of Rescue Christians, and we told them our and they promised to help us, which they did on the 25th of July. On the 25th of July, they rescued us from the Kiln and save or lives and now we are at safe place with freedom. God bless them abundantly.
Rescue Christians did an interview of Qasir and his wife, sharing their testimony of slavery and bondage, and their liberation from it by Rescue Christians:
Rescue Christians, moreover, rescued another Christian family from Muslim slavery. Meet Ansar Masih and Sobia Bibi. Both were kept in captivity and forced to work for a Muslim brick kiln. Yoked by the fetters of Islamic tyranny, they were forced never to observe Christian activities, even being prevented from celebrating Christmas. As the Christian family said themselves:
We were under many restrictions, we cannot go out nor enjoy any religious day like Christmas … We were working on the kiln as slaves with no contact with the outside world
They were then, by God’s providence, rescued from this horrid and wicked bondage, by our organization, Rescue Christians:
On the 15th of July, 2014 we met with the team of Rescue Christians. We told them all what happened with us, and we requested them to help us. And then later on Rescue Christians rescued us from the kiln and now we are safe and free. We are thankful to Rescue Christians and we pray that God blesses them.
Rescue Christians also interviewed Ansar Masih and his wife, and here is the video:
We still have thousands of other Christians in Pakistan that need to be rescued from this horrible state of slavery. Let us rescue them from the forces of darkness, and from the bastions of tyranny. Help us rescue them.
Diba is a Christian who left Turkey 23 years ago after Muslims killed her brother. Today she returns , hoping she can live there in peace. What she finds is a smaller Christian community still living with fear and uncertainty?
“It was much better here before. We were with thousands. All churches were full. But now our people are gone”, says Diba as she pores over her photos of a now disappearing culture. Her face expresses the immeasurable sadness of a vanishing people. Despite her return the future looks bleak for the remaining Assyrian Christians in Turkey. While Turkey claims to be a secular country intolerance still abounds. “What the issue is here, is that there is no real mentality of freedom of religion. There is just one religion here, Islam”. says Ria Oomen-Ruijten, a representative of the European Union in Turkey, as she explains the frequent attacks on Christians in Turkey; one man was attacked by a fundamentalist with a knife in broad daylight on a street in Istanbul. It is this culture of intolerance that is driving the remaining Monks from Dor Gabriel, one of the oldest sanctuaries of the Turkish Christian community. Yet Diba is not about to give up. She sees a different future for Christians in Turkey and is willing to fight for it. “Our dream? We will fight for our land. We will stay on our land. That is what we will try”.
Christians have lived in Iraq for 2,000 years but this Christmas they’re not celebrating. Under increasing attack from Islamic fundamentalists are they about to be driven from their ancestral homeland?
Meet Canon Andrew White, an Anglican priest who serves the largest congregation of Christians in Baghdad. His service this Christmas could be the last Christmas service to be held in the country which has some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. “I dont want to leave the country. But now this has happened, I fear for my daughters” says the mother of Uday a four-year-old boy killed by Islamic extremists, unfortunately it was not an isolated attack. In the last few months over 1,000 families have fled Baghdad after Islamic extremists burst into a church in October, murdering two priests and holding the entire congregation hostage. Now few Christians in Iraq will even attend religious ceremonies for fear of violence. “Even though it’s Christmas, and we love this festival, what can we do? We are sad at the moment, so we won’t celebrate”. At the church where the violence occurred a few still come to worship, the walls behind them still stained with bloody hand prints. “They say to us, the Americans are your people, they’re Christians. They say you brought them here. And they kill us for it”. The American invasion has radicalised many Iraqis and Christians have become identified with the West and are an easy target.
Saddam Hussein was clearly a brutal Iraqi dictator. He ruled with an iron fist and kept order with tremendous force and punishment. However, since his removal from power, the persecution of Iraqi Christians has skyrocketed. Since that time, no Iraqi citizen has been safe. After al-Qaeda took root in Iraq, it eventually became what is known as ISIS. The wanton beheadings, torture and other forms of persecution is beyond unspeakable. As the years have passed, there is fewer and fewer options for Iraqi Christians. Bordered by Syria to the north, Iran to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, these Christians are being squeezed into having no escape routes. The persecution of Christians in Iraq is particularly challenging for Rescue Christians but that just means those Christians are in greater need of help. Rescue Christians has had some noteworthy successes in Iraq with the help of great donors. Though we help to rescue as many as we can, there are always more in desperate, desperate need.
“And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians and they shall fight everyone against his brother; and everyone against his neighbor; city against city and kingdom against kingdom. And the SPIRIT of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof; and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.” [Isaiah 19:2 and 3]