Our hearts have been broken by the graphic and violent images coming out of Afghanistan over the past days. Many of our Christian brothers and sisters are suffering because of their faith and commitment to Christ. Their faithful service and devotion have made them targets of the Taliban.
There are several ways that we can get involved and remember those who are in Afghanistan or will soon find their way to America.
Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we have. Send Relief offers the following bullet points we can pray:
- Pray for the Afghan people as they navigate political unrest, violence and persecution. Pray that they may find peace in Christ among overwhelming circumstances.
- Pray that God would intervene and glorify His name in this tragic situation.
- Pray for Afghan believers whose lives are being threatened by the new regime. Ask God to give them courage and strength.
- Pray for Afghans at risk because of their service alongside the U.S. government and that they would be quickly and safely evacuated.
- Pray that the millions of Afghans who have never heard the Gospel will have an opportunity to hear.
- Pray for neighboring countries, as well as countries around the globe, as they attempt to host the surge of refugees coming out of Afghanistan.
- Pray for Afghans who are desperately trying to leave Afghanistan.
- Pray that those helping will be able to overcome obstacles as they facilitate the exits and relocations of Afghans.
- Pray that the physical needs of those waiting at entrances and at the airport will be met, including protection, water and more.
- Pray for favor and that pathways become available to safety and relocation.
- Pray for countries to open their borders and for people to open their hearts to those being displaced from their homes.
- Pray for those who will not be relocated.
Donations of money can be given to Send Relief to aid in the settlement and needs of the Afghan refugees. You can find more information at https://www.sendrelief.org/projects/afghanistan-crisis/ on how to give along with other helpful resources.
Clarkston International Bible Church will be hosting a special training day on Friday, September 10 from 9 am to 1 pm. Go HERE for more info on this event.