Thoughtful and challenging
“How can we help persecuted Christians?”
It is the question I have been privileged to be asked nearly every day for nearly two decades. Most people assume that the answer must be some combination of prayer and financial giving, and most people assume that the biggest challenges in helping will be in remembering to pray regularly for the persecuted, knowing what to pray, and finding money to give amidst many excellent competing causes.
But after 17 years, I have come to the conclusion that God has ordained the matter of persecution so that something must precede our prayers and our financial giving in order for us to be able to help persecuted believers.
What persecuted Christians need more than our prayers and financial giving is a global church that embraces and trusts the way of the Cross.
Put more personally, what persecuted Christians need is for each of us to
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