Supporting Through Crisis in the Middle East
This month, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and the hope of the world, we want to take joy in the impact you’ve been a part of around the world!
In the Middle East, you’ve helped make it possible to continue responding to the needs of refugees fleeing ISIS and the Syrian Civil War. Together we’ve fed 3,000 Syrian refugees each month, distributed more than 1,500,000 meals over the past 5 years, given out 26,000 pairs of shoes, and provided 240 tons of aid. Behind each of these numbers is a life changed and a tremendous impact in the name of Jesus because of your support.
In Iran, we continue to reach into this extremely isolated country to provide Christians and seekers with Bibles through a network of smugglers. Over 99% of the population identify as Muslim in Iran and Christians risk their freedom and their lives in this country by practicing their faith. You’ve helped give them hope, truth, and life in a tangible form by putting tens of thousands of Bibles in their hands.
Massive Growth in China
Every day 10,000 to 15,000 people come to Christ in China. It’s estimated that there are over 100 million believers in underground churches – most meeting in groups of 40 to 50 members all throughout the country. With all those new members, comes the need for an estimated 300 new pastors each day! This year, you have served the underground church by equipping thousands of students in our two-year ABC program, preparing new pastors and leaders to lead others to Christ and plant new churches in China. Over 414 students have graduated in this quarter alone!
The China Mission School (CMS) and the annual pastors’ conferences are also empowering Chinese pastors and show how hungry pastors are to receive training to reach people in their country and beyond.
You can help build up the underground church in China by giving to these programs. To find out more, watch the video showing the work we have done together in China this year. Keep an eye out for two more videos as we continue our December series, and watch our social media for more stories of people’s lives changed around the world.
Let’s finish strong in 2016!
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