The latest atrocities by the Muslim group, ISIS, includes a video of the shooting or beheading deaths of thirty Ethiopian Christians. In previous posts, Charity 360 and Charity 365, I laid out my experience in charitable giving. In the latter post I talked about expanding to include more global and humanitarian groups. If you don’t know how to help here’s a few organizations to support that are helping persecuted Christians in general or are in the Syria/Iraq area directly affected by ISIS…
If you’ve felt helpless to help Christians around the world like these, think about donating to organizations that are aiding persecuted Christians all over the world, like Voice of the Martyrs, Persecution.org, Christian Aid, Open Doors, Christian Freedom, Operation Mobilisation, and of course your local church should be able to point you to organizations you can help support. Other organizations directly in the middle east are also a good option like Red Cross, UN Refugee Agency, International Rescue Committee.
Continue 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. Hebrews 13:3
These persecuted Christians, like the “cloud of witnesses” described in the book of Hebrews, ‘of whom we are not worthy’, died as martyrs for their faith, as Christians have for centuries. We in the west have been blessed with riches, health, and safety. We are therefore obliged and we are happy to support those persecuted in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord whom, when we meet Him on that Day, we will say “We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.”