March 9, 2008

Pray for Your Brothers and Sisters who are Persecuted for the Cause of Christ.

by @ 12:02 am. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

The video below speaks about saints who are under the worst of persecution and in dire need of our prayers. They also mention a recent ruling in the US State of California, that will impact Christians. Since a high percentage of American home schooled children are Christians [click to expand link].

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1 Timothy 2:1-6 (New American Standard Bible)

1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

We know saints endure persecution, but please pray that if the Lord wills our brothers and sisters will have tranquil and quiet lives.

update 3/9/2008 4:41PM:
See this comment from Stan that details how you can help brothers and sisters in need.

6 Responses to “Pray for Your Brothers and Sisters who are Persecuted for the Cause of Christ.”

  1. stan Says:

    Voice of the Martyrs has “Action Packs” to send articles of clothing to persecuted saints in Afghanistan/Pakistan and Sudan. You send the articles to Oklahoma, then they ship them by Ocean.
    Customs are very strict about what comes in. There are networks of local churches that ensure the packages arrive to the saints that need them. There is a paper trail that ensures the giver that the items were received where intended. Action packs have shipping bags that are specially designed to be deflated like a vacuum bag before being placed in a shipping box. The packs are $7.00 a piece for either country. New or very good condition items are requested. Each Action Pack has a list of what you may send.

    Please consider helping out. You know that this kind of freewill offering is extremely pleasing to God and it will help you lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven because these people cannot repay you here. Plus, it is in agreement with our command to care for the saints primarily in this life. This is a good fellowship meeting project or a Sunday school or church-wide project.

    Contrary to what these prosperity preachers teach, huge numbers of believers today and throughout the millennia have gone without to the point of not knowing where their next meals were coming from, let alone driving a BMW to their mansions behind gates and security cameras. They live with the “give us our daily bread” request of the Our Father all the time, with I am sure, faithful results.

    Here is another good ministry:

    Both of these have been rated high in the watchdog ministry, Check these two advocacy ministries out before giving, especially if you want to present them to your people, who understandably would have concerns. So, be prepared to answer their questions.

    There are others, of course to consider. Call them or email them with your inquiries first too.

  2. IndependentConservative Says:

    Good comment Stan.

  3. stan Says:

    Thanks, IC. Our fellowship meeting has started to send regular shipments to VOM. The people are blessed to participate. One interesting difficulty was trying to find plain solid colored T-shirts. Customs does not allow clothing with written sayings on them. Almost all T-shirts have some kind of advertising or statements on them anymore (other than underwear T-shirts, of course).

  4. 2thehilt Says:


    You may be able find plain, solid colored t-shirts at craft stores like AC Moore or Michaels. Also, you may want to check some of the wholesale dealers on the net, because they may be a good source, as well.

  5. stan Says:

    Thank you, 2thehilt. We have an AC Moore at a large mall nearby. I know that people often go there for craft stuff too.

  6. speakingtruth Says:

    Thanks Stan.

    We have no concept of true persecution for the sake of the Gospel. My fervent prayer is that we focus on this kind of evangelism and Kingdom building and let go of all of the other stuff that clouds our vision.

    I now have yet another outlet to funnel my former “tithe”…

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