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Persecuted

Christmas Gift Highlights

This Christmas season, remember your persecuted brothers and sisters
around the world by giving gifts to the persecuted.

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Highest Need Gifts:
Where Most Needed
Where Most
Needed
Generation Transformation
Restore:
Lives and Communities
Afghanistan Rescue
Rescue: Wives and Kids
Working with Muslim Converts
Messengers: Underground Workers
Gospel Broadcasts to North Korea
Gospel: Bibles and Broadcasts
Additional Giving Options:
Hope House
Hope
House
Generation Transformation
Generation
Transformation
Nigeria Farms
Nigeria
Farms
Church Planters in India
Bibles
& Bikes
Rebuilding from Rubble
ISIS
Response
Afghanistan Rescue
Afghanistan
Crisis

All gifts are to the specific funds listed on the donation pages. Your donations will be used for the listed projects or similar projects within that fund, as necessary.

Where Most Needed

Serving our Brothers & Sisters

Level of Need: Greatest

The Where Most Needed fund supports all ICC ministry areas, including front-line workers who investigate persecution cases, and advocacy initiatives on Capitol Hill.

In addition, ICC shares the stories of victims to awaken the free Church and bring relief to our suffering brothers and sisters. The Where Most Needed fund fills the gap if other funds run low.

Suggested Gifts for Projects Like:

  • $50 – The average cost of an emergency food package for a victim of persecution
  • $100 – One day of an overseas trip for our U.S. staff
  • $1,500 – The average cost of bringing an overseas victim of persecution to meet with members of Congress as part of our advocacy efforts

Restore: Lives and Communities

Rebuilding from Rubble

Level of Need: Medium

A core ICC mission is to repair broken lives and communities after severe persecution. After ISIS swept through Iraq, ICC helped Christians restart their chicken farms for long-term sustenance. One Christian man, Ghazwan, raised and sold more than 3,000 birds.  With your help, we continue to restore these farms that were once the backbone of the local economy.

Suggested Gifts for Projects Like:

  • $40 – Buy 100 chickens for a farm
  • $250 – Provide one round of vaccines to keep farmer’s livestock healthy
  • $2,000 – One well to provide clean water for 10 persecuted families
Nigeria Farms

Level of Need: Medium

In Nigeria, Christian families have suffered unimaginable horrors at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. The attackers burn crops and homes and kill any Christians they can find.

That is where ICC steps in. With your help, we developed 20 communal farms so Christian families could survive. More farms are in the works.

Each farm provides food and nourishment for about 75 Christian farmers and their families.

Suggested Gifts:

  • $30 – Farming assistance to provide food and income for one Christian victim for a year
  • $1,250 – Land clearing for up to 100 acres
  • $17,000 – Cost of implementing a communal farm for an entire village (approx. 75 villages)
Generation Transformation

Level of Need: High

Generation Transformation (GT) provides college education, vocational job training, and small business grants to young promising Christians.

We break through job discrimination that keeps the persecuted imprisoned generation after generation in their communities. This year, we enrolled 70 young Christian men and women into GT.

The excellent training they receive will help them find better-paying jobs.

Suggested Gifts:

  • $50 – Provides a university student’s monthly tuition
  • $375 – Provides full vocational training for a year for one student
  • $1,200 – Provides one student’s annual tuition, books, and uniforms for one year
Hope House

Level of Need: High

Rebuilding lives often means helping Christian families receive the basics.

In the Middle East, Christians are often treated as second-class citizens. They face job discrimination and poor education, locking them into generational poverty.

Hope House is an after-school program to turn Christian kids into academic rock stars to break through that discrimination. We also provide medical care and discipleship.

Suggested Gifts:

  • $30 – Sponsor a child on a monthly basis
  • $150 – Transport costs for the students to travel to and from Hope House
  • $2,000 – Build out one new classroom to accommodate Hope House’s growing needs

Rescue: Wives and Kids

Afghanistan Rescue

Level of Need: Medium

When the Taliban swept to power this summer, it was a death sentence for hundreds of Christians.

Almost all of Afghanistan’s 10,000 Christians are converts from Islam. The Taliban believe they should be killed.

ICC has been rescuing and sheltering the most vulnerable of these believers. It will be an ongoing effort.

Suggested Gifts:

  • $50 – One month of food for one rescued family
  • $300 – One month of food, rent, utilities, etc. for one rescued family
  • $12,000 – Four months of support for one rescued family
Caring for the Most Vulnerable

Level of Need: Medium

After Bire Madakami’s husband was killed in India, the newly widowed mother was left to care for her four children. As a Christian, she was ostracized by her Hindu community, and her mother-in-law threatened to kill her if she didn’t revert to Hinduism.

ICC cared for her in this extremely vulnerable period. This is the work of the Rescue: Wives and Kids fund!

Suggested Gifts:

  • $50 – One month of food for one rescued family
  • $300 – One month of food, rent, utilities, etc. for one rescued family
  • $12,000 – Four months of support for one rescued family

Messengers: Underground Workers

Church Planters in India

Level of Need: High

Prime Minister Modi is a radical Hindu completely focused on strangling Christianity in India. Unfortunately for him, God has other plans!

ICC is sending 100 new, highly trained church planters and evangelists into India’s most persecuted areas.

Give to the Messengers: Underground Workers fund to support their work!

Suggested Gifts:

  • $50 – Average cost to verify a persecution case
  • $150 – Monthly support for an underground pastor in a closed country
  • $200 – Average monthly cost for a frontline worker to support local persecuted families
  • $1,000 – Persecution response training for underground pastors

Working with Muslim Converts

Level of Need: High

ICC continues to support house churches and ‘underground’ pastors throughout the world.

One pastor in the Middle East recently led Mohammed to Christ.

The young man had heard about an underground pastor who ICC supports and reached out to him online. Mohammed asked many questions about Christianity, and after many exchanges the two met face-to-face where he put his faith in Christ. Mohammed meets regularly with the pastor and reads his Bible.

This is the work of our Messengers: Underground Workers Fund!

Suggested Gifts:

  • $40 – 20 SD cards holding Christian materials for underground workers in Afghanistan
  • $250 – Sponsor an underground pastor’s ministry for three months
  • $1,200 – Support a church planter for one year

Gospel: Bibles and Broadcasts

Gospel Broadcasts to North Korea

Level of Need: High

Radio is an incredibly powerful tool to spread the Gospel in dangerous places like North Korea. That’s why we are sending the Gospel into North Korea through daily radio broadcasts. This is what Ju Il-Kyung, an escapee from North Korea, says about radio broadcasts:

“Nine years ago, I started listening to the radio with my father. It opened our eyes. All varieties of getting information into North Korea are important, but radio is crucial.”

Give to Gospel: Bibles and Broadcasts!

Suggested Gifts:

  • $30 – Three USB drives loaded with Bible content, devotional content, and Christian music
  • $100 – Send 1,000 Gospel leaflets into North Korea
  • $500 – Monthly support for North Korea ministry workers to do radio broadcast outreach

The Word of Life in Places of Death

Level of Need: Medium

ICC distributes Bibles in hardscrabble places throughout the world. This year, we will distribute hundreds of Arabic language Bibles to war-ravaged Syria.

Give to Gospel: Bibles and Broadcasts to send the scriptures to the most dangerous places for Christians around the world.

Suggested Gifts:

  • $25 – Get 25 New Testaments into the hands of persecuted believers
  • $100 – Get 20 Bibles into North Korea
  • $1,000 – Provide 200 full Bibles (Old and New Testaments) into the hands of persecuted believers

The Last Words of the Martyrs

Lessons from the Persecuted

With Christmas just around the corner, there is no better time than now to give to the persecuted Church! All of the profits from my new book, The Last Words of the Martyrs, with a foreword by Francis Chan, will be used to support the families of Christian martyrs.

Sixteen years ago, when I started with ICC, I felt the Lord insistently impressing on me that the persecuted and the martyrs had a vital, life-giving lesson that He wanted me to discover and share with the free Church.

For more than a decade, I watched and listened to the martyrs, but I could only hear their message as a faint whisper.

Over time, I realized that the core of the martyrs’ message was not how they died, but rather how they lived and the lessons they learned along the way.

The whispered message of the martyrs will challenge your understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Your perception of what the Lord is doing with you and where He’s taking you in life will be forever changed.

I have no desire to sell you a book for a few dollars, but I do want to see your heart transformed by hearing the whisper of the martyrs as they call you not to death, but to real life!

To learn more and sign up for the companion devotional series, visit www.lastwordsofthemartyrs.org.

All of the profits from The Last Words of the Martyrs will be used to support the families of Christian martyrs, so please purchase copies today as Christmas gifts for your friends and family.

Jeff King
President
International Christian Concern

Order Your Copy Online Today for $16.99.

Call ICC at 1-800-422-5441 for quantity discounts:

  • 2 for $27
  • 3 for $35
  • 4 for $43
  • 5 for $51

Merry Christmas
From International Christian Concern