but not abandoned!
Telling their stories
All over the world, religious freedoms are denied to millions of people. Persecuted Christians Care Fund makes a way for you to help end the abuse, intimidation, imprisonment and sometimes death of Christians by telling their stories in print and broadcast media.
There have been more Christians killed in the past 100 years for their faith than in the previous 1900 years of church history. Indeed, today an estimated 200 million believers face persecution, particularly in the Muslim world, North Korea, and at the hands of Hindu extremists in India. Another 350 million live under constant oppression and discrimination. We must not forget them.
A story from Turkey
In 2007 the world was shocked to hear about the gruesome murder of three Christian workers at Zirve Publishing House in Malatya, Turkey. Five young Muslim Turks had stormed the office with guns and knives drawn, demanding “Curse your Jesus!” The victims were beaten and overpowered, tied to chairs, and had their fingertips sliced. The intruders taunted them to speak in defense of their faith—and when they did, stabbed them repeatedly all over their bodies.
When the police arrived a few minutes later, the victims were still alive. The police demanded that the criminals open the door, at which time they slit the throats of the victims. The distinctly ritual manner of the murder led authorities to believe that the assassins were driven by religious hatred. “We did this for our country,” said an identical note found in the pockets of all five young terrorists. “They are attacking our religion.”
A missionary supported by Persecuted Christians Care Fund provided emergency assistance to the martyrs’ families and is staying in touch to offer more help as needed.
Material assistance and spiritual support
Persecuted Christians Care Fund helps provide food, shelter, clothing, spiritual support and financial aid to Christians suffering the effects of persecution. We also support several missionaries in countries where belief in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord can lead to severe hardship.
What is persecution?
- Expulsion from home or community or country
- Withholding of food
- Denial of humanitarian aid
- Offenses against human rights
- Excessive fines
- Confiscation of property
- Discrimination in education
- Discrimination in employment
- Insufficient legal representation
Sources of persecution
- Political factions and/or extremists
- Religious factions and/or extremists
Persecution is often tolerated and/or sanctioned by government.
Persecuted Christians Care Fund is an affiliate of World-Wide Missions, which provides personnel and management services free of charge. Because of this affiliation, PCCF’s overhead was kept to a low 1.5% last year.
© 2012 Persecuted Christians Care Fund, an affiliate of World-Wide Missions.