Imagine sitting cross-legged on the floor in a small room packed with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. You have come to the meeting place in great secrecy and even now you talk and sing only in whispers in order to avoid detection by the local authorities. No, you are not in Iran, nor Saudi Arabia, nor any other place where you might be forced to meet as a church in such a way. You are in America, in your own church, or even your own home. But you are getting a taste of the everyday reality of your brothers and sisters in Christ who live in places where they are persecuted for their faith. You are experiencing “A Visit to the Persecuted Church.”
“A Visit to the Persecuted Church” is a unique opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of your persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. This program, which lasts about 1.5 hours, will enable you to experience the present-day reality of millions of Christians throughout the world. You will hear the testimonies and see the faces of believers who have suffered for the cause of Christ. It is our desire that “A Visit to the Persecuted Church” will move your heart with compassion toward your persecuted brethren and with gratitude towards your merciful Savior.
To host one of these unique events, you will need:
- 5 – 25 of your fellow church-attenders, family, or friends
- A date that fits into your church calendar’s schedule
- A place to host the event (This could be at your church or in a home nearby.)
- A desire to give your church family and friends a glimpse of what it would be like to be persecuted for their faith in Christ.
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Hebrews 13:3)