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PERSECU ION International Christian Concern | July 2013

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YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK

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YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK SPECIAL BLESSINGS DELIVERED TO ORPHANAGE Kids Care ICC is caring for almost 300 Christian children affected by persecution from our “Kids Care” fund. We operate three orphanages for children from India and Burma. For the third consecutive year, ICC gave its donors the opportunity to bring joy to our orphans by packing a shoebox full of gifts to be delivered by ICC. Many donors responded to this appeal and sent in toys, clothes, toothbrushes, soap and other items these orphans wouldn’t ordinarily have access to. When these gifts were delivered, the children of the orphanage in India (pictured right) could barely believe their eyes. For children of the persecuted Church, a gift of any fashion, be it a ball, a box of crayons, a new set of clothes or even a toothbrush, instantly becomes a treasured possession. The fact that the gifts came from Christians in the United States made it all the more unbelievable for the children. Thank you to all who sent in a shoe box this year! You truly brought joy to these children who have already suffered so much at such a young age.

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ASSISTING UNDERGROUND PASTORS IN PAKISTAN Underground Pastors ICC is supporting two underground pastors who boldly share the Gospel with Muslims; one passes out Bibles at festivals and disciples new believers, while the other meets with over 150 new believers a day at three fellowships. Your support goes towards mobilizing and increasing this important ministry.

REDEEMING LIVES OF VICTIMS IN PAKISTAN Save Our Sisters ICC recently launched a Beautician Vocational School program that welcomes young Christian women who work in dangerous conditions to learn a trade that will give them a sustainable income. Many have worked as servants in Muslim homes or in fields, vulnerable to attack. A total of 25 young women have been enrolled.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP IN EGYPT Kids Care ICC currently supports children from two villages in Egypt. In public schools, children are required to study the Quran; in addition to providing medical check-ups and school tuition, we are also providing Christian discipleship from a local pastor who mentors and prays with the children weekly. 4

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ASSISTING CHURCH PLANTERS IN BURMA Underground Pastors Because of your donations, ICC is able to help support 20 church planters in Burma. These pastors are able to minister to communities throughout the country. Recently, one pastor was able to bless a single mother whose husband left due to her faith. The church purchased a sewing machine for her to support her family.

A BIBLE IN THEIR LANGUAGE Bibles to the Persecuted ICC supports a fellowship of Somali, Muslim-background believers (MBB) in Kenya. Due to persecution and poverty, none of these believers have ever owned a Bible in their native Somali language. ICC showed support by purchasing Bibles that the fellowship can use when they meet to pray and worship.

SPREADING THE GOSPEL THROUGHOUT CHINA Bibles to the Persecuted ICC sends over 30,000 Bibles into China each year. Because of your donations, we were able to ship 3,000 Bibles into China in April alone, meaning 3,000 believers will be able to own their very own Bible, some for the first time.

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DON’T FORGET US THIS SUMMER!

In the summer, ICC often faces a severe drop in funding. Can you please make a special gift this month?

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YOU CAN HELP TODAY! SEND DONATIONS TO: ICC PO BOX 8056 SILVER SPRING, MD 20907 OR ONLINE AT WWW.PERSECUTION.ORG

GIVING TO ICC VIA YOUR WILL Provide now for a future gift to ICC by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. If you would like more information on giving to ICC in this way, please give us a call at 1-800-ICC-5441.

ICC makes every effort to honor donor wishes in regards to their gifts. Occasionally, a situation will arise where a project is no longer viable. In that case, ICC will redirect those donated project funds to one of our other funds that is most similar to the donor’s original wishes.

#10988 International Christian Concern is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) (all donations tax-deductible). © Copyright 2013 ICC, Washington, D.C., USA. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce all or part of this publication is granted provided attribution is given to ICC as the source.

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