Leave a lasting gift of hope and a future to your suffering Church family

Barnabas Fund helps to meet the needs of Christian children in regions of pressure and persecution, such as these youngsters in India

Barnabas Fund helps to meet the needs of Christian children in regions of pressure and persecution, such as these youngsters in India

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms
1 Peter 4:10

When you go to heaven, after your loved ones are provided for, the earthly treasures you no longer need can continue to transform the lives of your Christian brothers and sisters.

By remembering Barnabas Fund in your will, even after you have gone to be with the Lord, your legacy can carry on making a lasting difference to the lives of Christians who face persecution, discrimination and poverty.

Investing in hope

Your legacy can help by supporting a “living business” start-up cost that will help a persecuted Christian family to become self-sufficient for years to come, help to provide access to vital healthcare that saves lives, or give hard-pressed believers the spiritual sustenance and strength they need through the gift of the Word of God.

Barnabas provided aid for Christians after a murderous attack by Fulani militants on Hura village in Plateau State, Nigeria, in which nine Christians died. The village was already sheltering hundreds of Christians who had fled previous onslaughts on Christian communities. Thanking Barnabas for the food and essential supplies, a local pastor said, “What you have done is rekindle the faith in our people that indeed God cares and is always with us in our suffering.”

By remembering Barnabas Fund in your will, you can help sustain Christians enduring violence

Amongst the most vulnerable are widows and orphans, who are a growing group worldwide, many of them bereaved in anti-Christian violence. Your legacy could help them survive physically and also encourage them spiritually.

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children
Proverbs 13:22

Your legacy could help to transform the lives of hungry persecuted Christians

Hundreds of thousands of Christians are going to bed hungry in Africa and Asia where anti-Christian discrimination occurs in many countries and food insecurity continues to rise. Your bequest to Barnabas could help provide parcels of essential food aid to sustain Christians in desperate need of nourishment.

Barnabas Fund provided three months of food for 200 destitute and displaced Christian families in northern Mozambique where attacks by Islamist militants have devastated crops for the last two years. Mani recalls how the terrorists took over a town where he lived with his wife in Cabo Delgado province. They divided Muslims from Christians, before decapitating the Christians. Mani managed to flee, but he does not know where his wife is. Thanking Barnabas for the food aid, he said, “Without this gift from God, I really don’t know how me and my little girl would have got through a day.”

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it
1 Corinthians 3:10

Mani lost all his possessions when his home was burned down by jihadists

Barnabas provided aid for Christians after a murderous attack by Fulani militants on Hura village in Plateau State, Nigeria, in which nine Christians died. The village was already sheltering hundreds of Christians who had fled previous onslaughts on Christian communities. Thanking Barnabas for the food and essential supplies, a local pastor said, “What you have done is rekindle the faith in our people that indeed God cares and is always with us in our suffering.”

Mani lost all his possessions when his home was burned down by jihadists

Mani lost all his possessions when his home was burned down by jihadists

Through Barnabas Fund, children receive gift of an education – and a future

For many Christian children, school is something they can only dream about. Your legacy to Barnabas can help us to give the next generation – children and young people – the education and vocational skills they need to break out of the vicious cycle of illiteracy and poverty that held back previous generations of Christians. Barnabas provides Christian teachers, school buildings, books and stationery to enable young Christians to get an education that will bless their whole family.

Roshni’s prayers were answered when a Barnabas-supported school opened near her home and she has hope for the future

Roshni’s parents work hard in one of Pakistan’s many brick-kilns but still could not afford to send her to school, even though she yearned to study. “I used to pray to God to fulfil my desire and He heard my prayers when this school got opened by Barnabas Fund in our village,” said Roshni. She attends one of 33 Barnabas-supported schools for Christian brick-kiln children in Pakistan.

Roshni’s prayers were answered when a Barnabas-supported school opened near her home and she has hope for the future

Roshni’s prayers were answered when a Barnabas-supported school opened near her home and she has hope for the future

Your legacy could also ensure a better future for young Pakistani Christians like Nikson, one of 100 Christian young men and women already serving apprenticeships in four cities across Pakistan, with the help of Barnabas. Christians, a despised minority in Pakistan, are often discriminated against in employment. Add to this is the fact that Nikson is disabled, and the future seemed hopeless for him. But now Nikson is learning to be a motor mechanic, gaining skills that will enable him to learn a living.

Nikson’s future is bright now, as the disabled young man, who has never been to school, learns skills to enable him to support himself

Nikson’s future is bright now, as the disabled young man, who has never been to school, learns skills to enable him to support himself

Barnabas helps to build up and strengthen Christian convert communities, where Muslim-background believers are viewed with distrust and struggle to find work because of discrimination against them.

We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done
Psalm 78:4

Your bequest could help us provide healthcare for our brothers and sisters

Poor and persecuted Christians are in desperate need of healthcare. Your legacy could help Barnabas to establish and support simple, cost-effective clinics and dispensaries, especially in places where Christians are already marginalised and persecuted. It could also help us to offer trauma counselling to areas where anti-Christian violence is frequent.

We fund mobile health units with nurses and a driver/assistant that provide regular health checks, medical treatment and medicines for impoverished Christian brick-kiln families in Pakistan.

A bequest to Barnabas can also ensure the Gospel message reaches far and wide

Your legacy could help Barnabas to provide Scriptures to hard-pressed believers in remote regions to enable them to build up their faith.

“Dawgn”, a Sunday school teacher in an Asian country where Christians are violently persecuted, lost her precious Bible as she fled with her children from the violence. “I have been depressed and sad about this for the past eight years. But today God answered my prayers,” she said after Barnabas supplied Bibles to Christians sheltering in a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP).

Dawgn holds her new Bible, in her own language, which Barnabas helped to provide for her in the IDP camp where she has sheltered for eight years

Dawgn holds her new Bible, in her own language, which Barnabas helped to provide for her in the IDP camp where she has sheltered for eight years

Blessed to be a blessing to others

If you would like more information about how to leave a gift to Barnabas through your will, or would like to take advantage of our free will writing service from our Barnabas Legal team of experts, please email: finance@barnabasfund.org, phone 024 7623 1923 or click the link below: