Provide Relief to the Persecuted Church

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We Help Believers Suffering for Their Faith

Samaritan’s Purse provides support to persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Africa, and other regions of the world.

The modern persecution of Christians worldwide is unprecedented in its scope. There are now more persecuted believers in the world than at any other time in history. As their lives are threatened because they follow Jesus Christ, Samaritan’s Purse is coming alongside these faithful witnesses to bring relief during their distress.

When ISIS invaded Amer’s city of Mosul, Iraq, in June 2014, they seized his car and his business because he was a Christian. “I am not sad,” he told the fighters, “You are the loser. I am happy. I forgive you.”

After giving up all his possessions and facing convert-or-die threats, Amer fled more than two hours away to Erbil and found refuge in an abandoned mall. “This is the Christian religion,” he said. “Not houses, good cars, or money. When we feel hungry, tired, or cold, living in this room like a refrigerator, our Jesus felt like this.”

Samaritan’s Purse is providing relief to Amer and other Christians in displacement camps by distributing food and other essentials in Jesus’ Name.

In addition to assisting individuals, we are also helping entire churches. After a satirical cartoon of Mohammed was published in a French magazine, protestors burned more than 70 churches in Niger in 2015. Still, believers gathered to worship amid the ashes. Samaritan’s Purse is offering support to these faithful Christians by rebuilding or renovating dozens of their churches by the end of 2017.

“The fact that Samaritan’s Purse is working alongside with us, we feel like we’re not alone,” Pastor Jacques Houeto said.

Please stand with us as we support suffering members of the body of Christ. “For the needy shall not always be forgotten” (Psalm 9:18a, NKJV).

You can donate here and help us take the hope of the Gospel to the desperate, oppressed, and impoverished.


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