What is our crime? What crime has our children committed? Where are all the Christians? These are questions I hear over and over again from Pakistani Christians in Thailand. These brethren are suffering immensely. They are in hiding, they watch as one by one their homes are raided as they are pulled from the squallor they are hiding in only to be taken to a detention center like common criminals. Their crime? Fleeing certain death from a country who has the worst stats and reputation for persecuting Christians. Persecuted for a faith in Christ. Persecuted because they dare to exist. And they have left one ‘hell’ for another. Their safety is non-existent, tortured for fleeing death. Where is the justice in this? Where is the UNHCR? Where is the outcry from the West?
Letter to the Government of Thailand
We are asking the Government of Thailand to please open your heart. Thailand is a beautiful country. The Christians there are not trying to overthrow the Government. They don’t want a change in anything. All they want is to live in your beautiful country and enjoy the rich culture, even working to help sustain that culture. The Christians there fled death from those in Pakistan seeking to kill them. There is no crime in that. Please look deep into your hearts and your richness and forgive, and welcome them. They will work, they will provide for themselves and most important they will contribute to the great country of Thailand. Please we are asking only for you to grant them asylum. Grant them the opportunity to stay or travel on to another free country. As Christians we are taught to respect our respective governments and contribute to society in positive ways. It would benefit Thailand greatly for you to grant amnesty, and asylum for these people. We respectfully ask these things.
According to the Gallop Poll: “The United States remains a largely Christian nation; more than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion. There has been little change in this portrait of religious identity in the U.S. from last year.”
Let that sink in. According to data from the Census Bureau, and the World bank the population of America is 318.9 million! And 77% of those identify with a Christian background. So about 245 million people in America are Christian. What if every one of us wrote to the Government of Thailand, what if we all wrote to the UNHCR, what if every one of us made prayer for our Brethren across the globe a priority, what if we all took this to the throne room of God? What a difference we could make. Lift your voice, do not remain silent! We can not be silent. We will be asked by God why we didn’t speak out, why we didn’t cry out in prayer for our brethren. Most large agencies, and NGO’s are not helping, they are only putting bandaids on a life threatening wound. As the genocide and persecution of Christians become a global problem, what was said as never again, has become it’s here again and again, the world is silent and helpless. Raise your voice, let our brethren know you care, let them know they are not forgotten, let them know you love them and are remembering them as if you are bound with them. We will not rest until the last voice is heard, the last child of God is safe. If you think you are safe here in America, and your comfortable worshiping God in silence in your church’s, and you think that it’s not our problem than you are sadly mistaken. God has begun his judgement on the world and America. Remember what God said:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
America and the world needs this healing now more than ever in History. The world is in chaos with an evil that has not been seen before. Now is the time to ask for healing, ask God for mercy, ask God for comfort and protection. Do not delay. Our brethren need us. And they need us now. I have copied the above letter and placed it on Facebook on 2 sites, let’s send this letter around the world. Be respectful, be courteous, and remember the world is watching us as Christians so let’s show the love of Christ to the world!