Raised to date: $1,345,827
UPDATE 10/20/21: Two flights took off early this morning rescuing more than 545 persecuted Afghans. Praise God! Please continue to pray for our ministry as serve the critical needs of many who remain inside Afghanistan, as well as assist in providing stability and a way forward for those who have evacuated.
Afghanistan Crisis Response: RESCUE, RESTORE, and REBUILD
As the U.S. military has withdrawn from Afghanistan, the country has become engulfed in chaos. For tens of thousands of Christians and ethnic minorities hated by the Taliban, and for those who worked with the U.S. and allied forces, the situation is critical: either they leave the country with their families, or they stay and face extreme persecution and possible death. We have received multiple urgent messages like this,
“If the Taliban find out that I am a Christian they will burn me alive…for God’s sake help us. Don’t leave me alone in this difficult time, please help me to get out of Afghanistan.”
In light of the current crisis, God has uniquely positioned and gifted Help The Persecuted to meet these critical needs. We are working alongside trusted partners in Afghanistan who have decades of experience and remain on the ground there. And the scope of our work continues to grow as we seek to help as many people as we can.
We are ministers of the Gospel who Rescue, Restore, and Rebuild the lives of persecuted believers.
To date, we have identified approximately 1,000 people (many are Christian converts) who are in danger and in need of rescue — and the list continues to grow. These 1,000 represent almost 200 families in total, one third are under the age of 18. We are supplying funds to assist with families most critical immediate needs (food and water), adding minutes to their mobile phones to allow continuous communication, and setting up temporary housing and evacuation transportation – this includes both air and ground.
We have a facility in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan with trusted staff ready to risk their lives to help provide safe housing and humanitarian support as persecuted Afghans flee their homes. From there they will attempt to cross borders where they may be killed, arrested, or separated from family. All with the hope of simply becoming a refugee.
RESTORE & REBUILD:
We are in position and prepared to help many who have fled or will be rescued in the coming weeks and months. While these persecuted Afghans will be eternally grateful to be alive, they will have fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They find themselves in a foreign place where they don’t speak the language. They may now again face persecution as Christians, or as refugees, or both.
Our team is actively in contact with leadership of nearby countries who are or will be housing displaced, persecuted Afghans. Just as Help The Persecuted has delivered help and hope to Iraqi and Syrian refugees over the past few years, we are prepared to support and minister to our Afghan brothers and sisters.
Inside Afghanistan persecuted Christians and minorities who remain will need stabilization and support. Help The Persecuted has a secure way of sending money into the country and will provide packages of support for vetted families covering transportation and relocation expenses, safe housing, food and medical assistance. Just as important, we will also provide spiritual encouragement for our brothers and sisters – supporting them as the Body of Christ as they remain firm and fight the good fight.
We are grateful to serve a mighty God who hears our prayers! Your gift today will help us reach our goal and Rescue, Restore, and Rebuild the lives of persecuted Afghans.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
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