Persecuted Christians arrive safely


More than 150 persecuted Christians from the Middle East have found safety, thanks in part to the generosity of Nazarenes around the world.

Numerous Christian families, including Nazarenes and others associated with the Nazarene church, from the Middle East were stranded after fleeing their homes for fear of being killed. A European country agreed to accept them, but they were stuck in transit due to complications with obtaining their visas. During this time, the local Nazarene church reached out to care for them, and the global Church of the Nazarene, through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, raised money to provide for their lodging, meals, and other immediate needs.

Of the 159 individuals who were in transit, all but seven have made it safely to their destination country. Another organization has arranged to provide support for the families for a year, and various churches from different denominations, including the Church of the Nazarene, are receiving the families into their congregations. The remaining seven individuals will travel to the destination country as soon as their visas are processed.

How to Help

Churches and individuals around the world can help persecuted families in the Middle East by giving to the Help for Persecuted Christians fund. Donations will be used to get families to safety and to meet other urgent needs.

To send donations by mail, use these instructions:

In the U.S., make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:

Global Treasury Services Church of the Nazarene P.O. Box 843116 Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

Be sure to put ACM1832 in the Memo area.

In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada 20 Regan Road, Unit 9 Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3

Be sure to put ACM1832 in the Memo area.

In Germany, send your donation to Helping Hands Germany:

Helping Hands e.V. - Gelnhausen, Germany

IBAN DE56 5075 0094 0000 022394




For any other country, give through your local church or district, designating your gift to the Help for Persecuted Christians fund.

--Nazarene Compassionate Ministries