Ron owned and directed a successful Christian television channel in Pakistan. Extremists demanded that he take the channel off the air. At first, he complied, but he felt that it was his duty to continue running the channel. When the channel went back on air, the extremists returned and destroyed the building where Ron broadcast the channel from. They dragged Ron out into the street, where they beat him terribly. They threatened to kill him and his family, and brought false charges of blasphemy against him.
In the subsequent days, extremists continued to threaten Ron, his wife, and his three children, so he had no choice but to flee Pakistan.
Because of generous donors and the help of Life Raft advocates, Ron and his family are able to rest assured that they will have food and shelter every day, and all three of the children are able to attend school.