COVID-19 and the Persecuted

Persecution is not on lockdown. COVID-19 has devastated the persecuted. Church planters are cut off from their church support, while other Christians are denied food aid from their government and unable to work due to the lockdown. Some are facing starvation as you read this. Therefore, we are rallying our followers to bring food packages to persecuted families in affected areas.

In one village alone, 100 Christian families in Pakistan were denied food aid from the government.

Christian Refugees Losing Jobs

Christian Refugees Losing Jobs

Many Iranian Christians have fled Iran and are in hiding in nearby countries. In one of those countries, they are being pushed out and their typical work has been shut down due to COVID-19. We have 1000 families facing extreme hunger.

Church Planters Starving

Church Planters Starving

660 church planters in pastors in India are in dire need. These hard working pastors work going from village to village to plant and nurture new churches. Many of them do not receive government help because of their status as Christians.

Pakistani Christians Exposed

Exposed to COVID-19

Because Pakistan requires that sewage workers be Christian, many of these Christian workers are exposed to the human waste of COVID-19 victims. They are also being denied the most basic protective gear that could potentially save their lives.

About the Food Packages

With your help, we can deliver a food package that will feed a family of five for a month for only $60. These packages each contain 120 lbs of rice, flour, lentils, potatoes, eggs, sugar, tea, etc. (even soap and shampoo) for 1,000+ Christian families facing a food crisis due to COVID-19.

Rescue a Family

These funds directly support persecuted families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.


  • $30 | Support a persecuted family for 2 weeks
  • $100 | Support a persecuted family for 2 months
  • $500 | Support 10 persecuted families for one month
  • $1,000 | Support 20 persecuted families for one month

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Learn more about the impact that COVID-19 is having on persecuted Christians around the world.

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