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Through CFI’s elite Child Sponsorship Program, you can make a priceless -- and eternal -- investment in the life of a persecuted child.

Child sponsorship means that you will not only provide for a child’s immediate needs of food, shelter, clothing and medicine, but you will also help advance their educational and spiritual growth.  By giving a child the opportunity to learn essential life and vocational skills, you can serve as a stepping stone to lift him out of the mire of poverty and hopelessness.Sponsor, children

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CFI is committed to giving children a step up, not a handout.  Despite the hardships they have already endured in their young lives, CFI stands behind the vision of helping them thrive and mature into adults who will ultimately become effective Christian leaders within their own communities. 



Sponsor, boyThrough child sponsorship, you can play an instrumental part in helping us carrying out that vision.  Your monthly donation will make a lifesaving difference for a Christian child living under intense persecution in countries such as Burma and Bangladesh.  Your sponsorship will provide:

  • Basic necessities such as food and medicine;
  • The opportunity for a child to attend school;
  • A uniform, books and school supplies;
  • Much-needed encouragement and support

You will also receive at least three letters per year from your sponsored child.

Please prayerfully consider investing in the life of a persecuted child today.




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Psalm 127: 3-4 October 04, 2007 7:15 AM

3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

When I see children in need, Lords will I will help them any way I can. I have devoted my life to helping children and lots of elder people. We have a foster son just came 2 weeks ago he is 13 and looks like 7 vary small and has been starved. I cant write this with out tears. He has to take shots to get him to grow again. He has learning disability, he is vary happy to be hear with us. And we with him. I know God sent him to us his name is Adam. He has took our heart and we will be adopting him. We fell in love with him at first sight of him.

We must remember God adopted us into his Heavenly Kingdom.
When he saved our soul, God adopted us. amen.
God bless everyone. Michael


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anonymous  April 23, 2008 1:48 PM


There are 1.2 million Colis in the world today, children trafficked to work for the benefit of others. Those who lure them into servitude make $15 billion annually, according to the International Labor Organization.

It's big business in Senegal. In the capital of Dakar alone, at least 7,600 child beggars work the streets, according to a study released in February by the ILO, the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Bank. The children collect an average of 300 African francs a day, just 72 cents, reaping their keepers $2 million a year.

Most of the boys — 90 percent, the study found — are sent out to beg under the cover of Islam, placing the problem at the complicated intersection of greed and tradition. For among the cruelest facts of Coli's life is that he was not stolen from his family. He was brought to Dakar with their blessing to learn Islam's holy book.

In the name of religion, Coli spent two hours a day memorizing verses from the Quran and over nine hours begging to pad the pockets of the man he called his teacher.

It was getting dark. Coli had less than half the 72 cents he was told to bring back. He was afraid. He knew what happened to children who failed to meet their daily quotas.

They were stripped and doused in cold water. The older boys picked them up like hammocks by their ankles and wrists. Then the teacher whipped them with an electrical cord until the cord ate their skin.

Coli's head hurt with hunger. He could already feel the slice of the wire on his back.

He slipped away, losing himself in a tide of honking cars. He had 20 cents in his tomato can.


Three years ago, a man wearing a skullcap came to Coli's village in the neighboring country of Guinea-Bissau and asked for him.

Coli's parents immediately addressed the man as "Serigne," a term of respect for Muslim leaders on Africa's western coast. Many poor villagers believe that giving a Muslim holy man a child to educate will gain an entire family entrance to paradise.

Since the 11th century, families have sent their sons to study at the Quranic schools that flourished on Africa's western seaboard with the rise of Islam. It is forbidden to charge for an Islamic education, so the students, known as talibe, studied for free with their marabouts, or spiritual teachers. In return, the children worked in the marabout's fields.

The droughts of the late 1970s and '80s forced many schools to move to cities, where their income began to revolve around begging. Today, children continue to flock to the cities, as food and work in villages run short.

Not all Quranic boarding schools force their students to beg. But for the most part, what was once an esteemed form of education has degenerated into child trafficking. Nowadays, Quranic instructors net as many children as they can to increase their daily take.

"If you do the math, you'll find that these people are earning more than a government functionary," said Souleymane Bachir Diagne, an Islamic scholar at Columbia University. "It's why the phenomenon is so hard to eradicate."

Middle men trawl for children as far afield as the dunes of Mauritania and the grass-covered huts of Mali. It's become a booming, regional trade that ensnares children as young as 2, who don't know the name of their village or how to return home.

One of the largest clusters of Quranic schools lies in the poor, sand-enveloped neighborhoods on either side of the freeway leading into Dakar.

This is where Coli's marabout squats in a half-finished house whose floor stirs with flies. Amadu Buwaro sleeps on a mattress covered in white linens. The 30 children in his care sleep in another room with dirty blankets on the floor. It smells rotten and wet, like a soaked rag.

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anonymous  April 23, 2008 1:56 PM

Tens of thousands of Christian children have been sold into slavery,
and forced through torture and brainwashing to convert to the Islamic religion. This is all happening because Khartoum declared the Islamic law for the nation.
Ref. Patrick J. Buchanan
Ref. IDOP - Johan Candelin
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anonymous  May 09, 2008 7:38 PM

In the summer of 1999, a twenty one year old college student named Michael Job was killed in India by fanatical Hindus. His father was well known evangelist and Christian worker, Dr. P.P. Job. The fanatics did not like Dr. Job or his Christian message, so they killed his son.

Dr. Job was devastated ­ but not broken. He responded to the hatred by starting an orphanage unlike any other in India.

  • This orphanage is only for girls ­ strange enough in a culture that doesn't value girls.
  • And even more unusual ­ this orphanage is only for girls of persecuted and martyred Christians.

Today the Michael Job Center for Orphan Girls is a dynamic refuge for hundreds of girls of persecuted families from all over the Indian sub-continent.

Each child that comes to The Michael Job Center is a vision of hope for the future ­ a hope that is born out of sorrow and strengthened with love.

But more children are waiting! Sponsor an orphan girl for just $25.00 a month and you will prepare the way for more girls of persecuted Christians to be rescued from a life of poverty and hopelessness.

Click here to meet a girl who needs your help.

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 December 07, 2009 8:46 PM

Dear Donna Matthews,
Thank you for your support to date. We just learned that the Burma orphans are again in a percarious position: 
On November 27th, Thailand’s border police stormed the Shekinah (Glory to God) orphanage in Mae Hong Son Province near the Burma border, put the names of all the residents on a register and asked them to prepare for deportation.
After fleeing Burma in June, the children were temporarily moved to another orphanage closeby. However, due to the spread of Malaria in that orphanage and the subsequent death of one girl, they were quickly shifted to the new location. It has been just a week since the 76 children (between the ages of six and sixteen) were moved to the new location, around 100 miles from the orphanage on the Burma/Thailand border.  
Please pray that the Thai officials would have mercy on these children and allow them to stay. The best situation would be for the orphans to be granted permanant immigrant status.
Thank you once again for your prayers and your action on behalf of the persecuted.
International Christian Concern
P.O. Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Phone: (800) ICC-5441
Fax: (301) 585-5918
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