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Community Rebuilding

 

Persecution can, and often does, impact entire communities. Gifts to our community rebuilding fund are dedicated to responding to these kinds of needs through projects like building schools and wells, and providing job training and microfinance opportunities.

The Persecuted

ICC has long been involved in helping Christians in Southern Sudan. The civil war in the South claimed two million lives and destroyed hospitals and much of the region’s infrastructure. As a result, southerners in remote villages did not have access to medical treatment or facilities, and were forced to live with easily curable diseases like blindness. While South Sudan is now an independent country, many Christians are still living in blindness, not able to afford or having no access to treatment.

How We Helped

In February, 73 people received cataract surgeries at one of the numerous eye camps ICC has funded in the past few years. Mr. Wani Lemi from Mukaya village had been blind since 2003. He was deeply concerned that he had become a burden to his children who were taking care of him. “Now I can see my children again!” he exclaimed to an ICC ministry partner. “I really thank God for giving ICC the heart and knowledge to help people like me. I’m very happy with what [happened] to me, now that I can see again.” For just $20, the sight of a brother or sister in Christ can be restored.

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  • Kids

    Care for orphans and hurting children

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  • Families

    Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastors

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  • Pastors

    Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastors

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  • Women

    Save women from abduction and sexual exploitation

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  • Communities

    Help rebuild communities devastated by persecution

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Other Projects

other projects

ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.