How International Christian Concern blesses orphans of church bombing
Imagine sitting in church this Sunday when suddenly a bomb goes off. In an instant, countless lives are lost and the survivors’ lives are shattered. This is a painfully real threat for many Christians living in persecuted nations.
KING: “Pakistan’s most famous church attack like this was the All Saints’ church bombing. And there were 127 killed, and 250 or more maimed, deeply injured. A lot of the kids were left orphaned.
“It’s so strange for us as Westerners to think about how this could be. And yet Jesus told us 2000 years ago. He said, ‘Look, if they hated Me, they’re going to hate you. You are the servant, I am the master. You are not above the Master. You’re going to be treated the same way.’”
International Christian Concern has ensured that the Pakistani orphans of this horrific bombing have been cared for.
KING: “We got them into private schools, the best private schools they could get. It started in 2013. We’ve stuck with them. Just like the Lord’s relationship with you, His discipleship of you, His adoption of you. It’s long term. For a lot of the victims we deal with, that’s the approach we take. This is a long-term relationship, especially with these kids.”
“One of the kids wrote us a letter expressing his gratitude for our care for him. This is from Smith Sveer. He said, ‘I missed my parents a lot. But at the same time, I want to be strong for my younger brother Musa. I want him to get a good education, and to live a dignified life as I dream of it. Often, I keep thinking about God’s strange plans. He took my parents to Heaven, but he gave me [International Christian Concern] to take care of me, to stand with me, to strengthen me, and to build my future. I’ve learned a lot from ICC on how to love others, and engage in charity work. And I’d love to follow in ICC’s footsteps in the future, if I could.”
As the world is looking for the best deal on Christmas presents today, join me and make a donation to International Christian Concern which is rescuing the wives and children who survive the terrible persecution of believers around the world. Go to Persecution.org/Christmas.
1 John 3:17 asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need, but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?”