Over the course of history, Christians have been persecuted. It was foretold that this would be so. Jesus also told us to help the persecuted. To turn our backs on them is to turn our backs on Him. The degree to which Christians have been persecuted has varied over centuries but today, Persecution in the Middle East is off the charts. Whether in Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya or a whole host of other Muslim countries, violence against Christians long ago reached the point where it cannot be fathomed by the human mind. Persecution in the Middle East doesn’t just include Islamic beheading. There are crucifixions, unspeakable forms of torture and the burning alive of human beings in cages. Many Christian missionary organizations do good work but are often incapable of doing all the things that a Christian Charity should do. The overriding mission of Rescue Christians is to find persecuted Christians who are in grave danger or under imminent threat and get them to safety. This is done by having contacts on the ground in various Muslim countries who can provide that safety. Iraqi Christian persecution has skyrocketed since the removal of Saddam Hussein and the rise of ISIS. Of all the regions where persecution in the Middle East exists, Iraq is truly a place where the persecuted Christians are suffering tremendously. The people Rescue Christians has partnered with to help get Christians to safety have been working with us for years and have provided photographic evidence, documents, and other proof of their work. Persecuted Christians certainly need prayers and Bibles but they also need action so that they can pray and read their Bibles in peace. Rescue Christians understands this, which is why it is at the heart of our mission. When you donate to Rescue Christians, you’re extending a hand to the persecuted.