Persecution ministry, Voice of the Martyrs Korea, is raising emergency aid for the Christians in Sri Lanka affected by the recent Easter Bombing. Funds will be used to cover the immediate and long-term medical expenses of bombing victims, and support families who lost their source of income to the attack.
“Both the Christian and the Muslim Sri Lankan minorities have faced persecution in Sri Lanka. IS’s response to this has been to suicide bomb three churches and four hotels, killing 253 and wounding 500,”
says Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley.
“However, Voice of the Martyrs encourages the global church to respond not with hate or fear, but with love. Let us rebuild the lives of our wounded Sri Lankan brothers and sisters and support them during this difficult time.”
According to representative Foley, Christians in Sri Lanka have faced persecution long before the 2019 Easter Bombings.
“Buddhist nationalists often persecute Christian evangelists and threaten churches with growing church attendance,” Foley explains.
“As of March 30th, Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s partner, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEA SL), has reported 26 cases of Christian persecution. The only surprising thing about the recent Easter bombing was that it was backed by an outside organization.”
Anyone wishing to support the project can do so through the Voice of the Martyrs Korea website at https://vomkorea.com/donation/. Money can also be sent by wire transfer to:
국민은행 463501-01-243303, 예금주: (사)순교자의소리
Persons wishing to donate through wire transfer should add their name and the word “Sri Lanka” to ensure the funds are directed to this project.
Voice of the Martyrs Korea is a non-profit organization created to support persecuted Christians around the world whose Financial Accountability has been approved by the Christianity Council for Financial Transparency Korea (CCFK).