“The Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

These words bring huge comfort in troubled times of Covid, conflict and chaos caused by natural disaster, which have added terribly to the suffering of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Because of their faith, many Christians are marginalised, discriminated against, attacked or even killed.

Suffering Church Action and Awareness Week (SCAAW) is an opportunity for us to stand alongside our afflicted global Church family, speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, make known their situation and demonstrate Christ’s love to them in prayer and practical action.

Stephanie Johnston (CEO, Barnabus Fund NZ) shares about how we can help believers know they’re not alone—and that the worldwide Church stands with them during their darkest times.