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About Persecuted Christians

Persecuted Christians Care Fund

Persecuted Christians Care Fund exists to provide a voice for believers who are suffering for their faith . . . to rally prayer, moral and political support for them . . . to supply some of their physical and spiritual needs.

A pervasive problem

Research shows that more Christians were martyred during the 20th century than in all the previous 1900 years of church history combined. Today more Christians are being oppressed for their faith than ever before—at least 200 million in more than 50 countries.

A story from Ethiopia

Our team of 8 North Americans worked in 4 Muslim villages in northern Ethiopia. Each village had either one Christian family already living in the village, or they had a family interested in the gospel. 30 families received 5 chickens each prior to our visit. Because of this gift our team was treated as honored guests in their homes and in the village. The families welcomed us and thanked us, but they didn’t fully trust us until we unfolded the PricelessCube® and told them the truth about human trafficking, and what really happens to most of their daughters after they arrive in the Middle East to work as domestic house cleaners.

NOTE: PricelessCube® is a seven-panel, puzzle cube that unfolds and flips to reveal images that emphasize key elements to understand Human Trafficking. It uses the oldest form of communication... transferable storytelling through images.

Almost every home had family members who would cry when they learned about their trafficked children’s situation; through their tears they could see our genuine love and concern for them and their families. It was at this point they began to trust what we were saying was true, as they all have personal stories about their children going to work in the Middle East. Either they haven’t heard from them, or they have heard from them and their daughters want to come home but can’t, because they are trapped there.

After our first day in the village the families that we visited called the national pastor we were working with and said, “We’ve never seen love like this. The Americans really love us! They care about us—please come back and visit us!”

I went with the pastor back to the village. We visited a home where 9 Muslim women gathered to hear what I had to say. I thanked them for their hospitality and read them the story of the Good Samaritan and asked some questions afterward. The women said, “We liked the Samaritan and what he did.”

I decided to next read the story of “Blind Bartemaus.” All of the ladies had something to say about that scripture. One woman said, “It seems to me if we just cried out to God like Bartemaus HE would hear us.” The national pastor accompanying me said, “Yes, HE will hear you if you will believe!” That opened the door!

I shared my own story of coming to faith in Christ, and I shared the Good News of the gospel. All 9 of the Muslim women stood to their feet and professed faith in Jesus Christ.

The pastor lives in this village and knows these ladies. He said, “These are my people in my home village. I will disciple them, but it must be done secretly because they will encounter great persecution for becoming Christians.

Our Biblical mandate

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

 “Continue to remember those in prison . . . and those who are mistreated.“
(Hebrews 13:3) 

Jesus said, “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:36)

 “Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress. . . .“ (James 1:27)

 “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew.5:44)

“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10)

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10)

Our statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vacarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, each to their respective eternal rewards.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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