The shy but haunted eyes of our little friend in Iraq, "Amira" (right), tell quite a story.
She is one of masses of Christians that were driven out of their homes in Iraq's Christian heartland by ISIS.
She recently received a winter coat and boots from ICC's donors.
She was incredibly thankful but you can't read that on her face because of what she and her family have been through this past year.
We were able to help her because you and a few precious others in the Christian community in the West care about their persecuted brother and sister and live out the Lord's commands.
Deut. 15:10. You shall give generously to [your poor brother], and the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings.
Luke 3:11. John the Baptist: "Let the man with two tunics share with him who has none, and let him who has food do likewise."
Is. 58:6. Is this not the fast which I choose. . . to divide your bread with the hungry; to cover (the naked) and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Prov. 19:17. He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and (The Lord) will repay him for his good deed.
Have You Noticed?
You may have noticed that we rarely ask you for funds. As you know, that's highly unusual in the nonprofit world but we don't have any professional fundraising staff and we stay focused on ministry.
Part of the reason I rarely ask for help is that I want people to know that when we do ask, we really need their help.
Now is that time!
Did you know that 40% to 50% of our funds to serve the persecuted in 2016 will come in during this November and December? What we receive in the next two months will largely determine what we can do for the persecuted in 2016!
Therefore, would you please give a generous gift to the persecuted here at year end?
The persecuted are worthy of your time, treasure, and talent, and I plead with you on their behalf: Come and be gracious to them!
Please remember that whatever you give on their behalf will be used ethically, efficiently, and effectively.
International Christian Concern