Persecuted Church


 

“If one suffers, we all suffer.” 1 Corinthians 12:26.

 

 

Join the movement on the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH by standing with victimized Christians around the world through prayer intercession and advocacy.

 

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Christian persecution

An estimated 100 million Christians in more than 60 countries face regular persecution for their faith—making Christianity the largest persecuted religious group worldwide.

Whether suffering at the hands of governments, extremists, neighbors, or even family members, one thing is certain: Millions are answering the call of Christ at a precious cost.

Many of us may feel helpless to intervene—even guilty that we have never suffered to such a severe degree . . . but the Bible is very clear about the part we are to play in supporting the persecuted members of Christ’s body. Hebrews 13:3 tells us to “Remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”

Persecuted Children in Middle East


 

We are called to stand in unwavering prayer for the sake of our brothers and sisters who are crying out for comfort, support, and strength.

 

WILL YOU JOIN THE PRAYER MOVEMENT FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH?

 
World Help invites you to stand with us in prayer and solidarity on behalf of the persecuted church.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18.
 

 

Persecution Today at a Glance:

 

Syria

Syria

Syrian Christians are being forced by ISIS to “convert to Islam, pay a tax, or face death.” .”
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Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar is currently ranked by the World Watch List as the 23rd most dangerous place in the world for Christians.
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Nigeria

Nigeria

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group, continues to terrorize innocent Christians in Nigeria and has forced 1.4 million children to flee their homes in fear of capture.
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Central-African-Republic

C.A.R.

Violent clashes between Muslim and Christian groups grow deadlier by the day in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), making the C.A.R. a volatile place for Christ followers today.
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India

India

India is rich in culture, ethnicity, and religion. However, Christians are more likely to be targeted—often violently—for their faith in Christ.
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North-Korea

North Korea

In Communist North Korea, being a Christ follower is forbidden by law. Public expressions of faith, worship, evangelism, or possession of Bibles have been known to end in execution.
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Nepal

Nepal

Nepali Christians represent less than 2 percent of the population, and are frequently targeted by extremist groups, particularly Hindu and Maoist factions.
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China

China

Churches that operate apart from the Three Self Church in China are subject to termination, and their members are vulnerable to discrimination, arrest, and threats.
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URGENT PRAYER:

 

IRAQ & SYRIA Believers are forced to pay unfair taxes, flee from their homes, and are being murdered in cold blood by ISIS.

NORTH KOREA Because it is illegal to be a Christian in North Korea, Christ followers must operate under total anonymity . . . making fellowship or evangelism extremely dangerous.

CHINA & VIETNAM Leaders of the house-church movement are targeted and are often closely monitored by police.

AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, IRAN Large regions of the Middle East are unsafe for Christians and their families. Many face threats and assassination attempts.

CUBA Larger church gatherings are being told to disband. Christian leaders are often targeted.  

 

How You Can Help:

 

 

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Aid for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Christians in the Middle East are being viciously targeted by ISIS, forced to either flee with only the clothes on their backs, convert, or be killed. This has resulted in what many are calling the “Christian holocaust” of the Middle East. And not nearly enough is being done about it.

World Help is working around the clock to provide life-saving supplies—clean water, food, medicine, blankets, shoes, and more—while simultaneously investing in holistic methods of care within refugee communities.

By partnering with us today, you can give incredible comfort and relief to Christian refugee families who have suffered the unthinkable.

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PROVIDE GOD’S WORD

In addition to providing life-saving supplies, what better way to give comfort and encouragement than through the gift of God’s Word?

For only $1, you can help print and distribute an illustrated children’s Bible in the Middle East.

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OR

For $5, you can give one person the gift of God’s Word.

For $100, you can provide an entire house church with Bibles.

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“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” Matthew 4:4

 

 

International Day of Prayer Persecuted Church Bulletin 2014

 

Downloadable Bulletin

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Stories of Persecution

 

 

Iraqi refugees - World Help

Christian Holocaust in the Middle East

The very future of Christianity in Iraq and Syria is at stake right now.

Children of genocide - World Help

Warnings of Genocide in Central African Republic

UN ambassador Samantha Power has called the situation in the CAR “the worst crisis most people have never heard of.”

Myanmar - World Help

Myanmar: Shining a Light in “the Land of Shadows”

For Christ followers in Myanmar, persecution and violence is rampant and danger is ever-present.

Nepal child sponsorship - World Help

A Calling With a Cost

Nepali believers are willing to die if it means spreading the Gospel to those who have never heard.

 

 

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