“In more than 100 countries, from Iran to Eritrea, over 245 million Christians confront intimidation, imprisonment, forced conversion, abuse, assault or worse simply for holding onto the truths of the gospel. In Iraq, we see monasteries demolished, priests and monks beheaded, and the 2-millenia-old Christian tradition in Mosul clinging for survival.”
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“In Syria, we see ancient communities burned to the ground and believers tortured for confessing the name of Christ," Pence continued. "It’s heart-breaking to think that the Christian population in Syria has been cut in half in just the past six years, and many of those who remain have been displaced from their ancient homes. In Iraq, the followers of Christ have fallen by 80 percent in the past decade and a half.”
Help the Persecuted, an organization devoted to finding and assisting persecuted Christians all around the world, offers aid to over 25,000 individuals and their families.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the heroic efforts of the men and women who work with, and invest in, this organization, because Help The Persecuted, each and every day, puts hands and feet on our faith,” Pence concluded. “You provide physical and spiritual support to those who are literally standing outside the gates because of their faith and who they are.”