Human Rights and Emergency Fund – Assistance for Persecuted Christians

$100.00

Your contribution will help provide financial support to persecuted Christians in crisis. Funds will be used to assist with relocation, legal costs, and emergency medical care such as hospitalization, trauma counselling, and medicine.

Description

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
JOHN 15:18


A decision to follow Jesus often has harsh and even fatal consequences. Religious persecution is on the rise in the Middle East and North Africa. Most of the persecution is committed by families and by people of differing belief systems. There is no legal protection when a charge of apostasy is made, everything is taken away by the authorities; including identity papers, bank accounts, and possessions. Marriages are even annulled and custody of children is taken away. Fleeing is often the only recourse because, once arrested and found guilty by the courts, harsh imprisonment and even a death sentence are sure to follow. Our Silk Road team works with a network
of agencies who assist those who are seeking to escape these realities.


Prayer

Pray for the healing of those who suffer trauma from persecution for choosing to follow Christ. Pray that the oppressors will turn from their ruthlessness and come to know the Truth. Pray for courage and perseverance for individuals who choose to remain and live out their faith as a witness to others.