Release International serves the persecuted church around the world in five key ways:
Showing God's compassion - providing for the needs of the families of martyrs and prisoners;
Serving God's church - enabling them to survive persecution and its effects;
Sharing God's love - helping the persecuted church win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel;
Spreading God's Word- supplying Bibles and literature to meet the need for growth and evangelism; and,
Speaking as God's advocates - being the voice of the martyrs and the oppressed.
Our vision is to minister to the broken hearted.
We visit the persecuted church in Pakistan and we also visit the projects we are involved in.
Our passion at Release is to the touch the lives of God’s people. We want
our brothers and sisters to experience the love and healing touch of our Lord and Saviour. We help practically those who have suffered vicious attacks. We are able to distribute material for clothes, soap and Dettol and some financial support, which was really essential. In Pakistan, our help and support is much needed.
Our projects include:
Sewing Centres for girls which have been slaves in rich Muslim houses. We support two of these centres named Tabitha Sewing Centres.
Two new centres are supported by our sister organisation HMK. Our vision is to create more of these centres in places where there have been attacks on villages.
This year a project has been set up for Christians who have converted from Islam and need a place of hiding.
We also visit a small hostel which shelters young girls and women who have experienced all kinds of abuse. These Christian girls and women have experienced all sorts of abuse, and can feel isolated, with damaged emotions.
We work in partnership with Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP) which organised a program with families of prisoners of faith. The main objective of the program was to
distribute monthly financial support among families, say prayers with families for their
concerns and to encourage them in Christian faith by sharing testimonies of released
prisoners. SLMP has been praying and also providing moral, spiritual and monthly financial support to families of prisoners of faith and whatever the prisoners themselves need, such as books, study materials and money for the jail canteens. SLMP also provides food to families of prisoners of faith.
We also work with brothers as part of a ministry based in Holland that minister to the persecuted church in Pakistan.