“Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with organizations on the ground in Afghanistan to get men, women, and children out of the horrific situation unfolding in the country,” said evangelical aid organization Samaritan’s Purse in a Facebook post on Monday, Aug. 23. “We also have a Disaster Assistance Response Team in the region to determine how and where we can best help those who have fled with only the clothes on their backs.”
As ChurchLeaders reported on Aug. 23, commentator Glenn Beck has asked his followers to donate money toward rescuing Christians in Afghanistan. People had given over $20 million by the time of that report, and had donated $30 million by Tuesday night. Beck said that so far the money had funded three flights that rescued 1,200 people.
“Only God’s mighty hand can save those trapped in this crisis,” says Samaritan’s Purse. “Please pray for the people of Afghanistan. Please pray that rescue operations will continue and that more people will escape to safety. Also pray for U.S. leaders to have wisdom and a great sense of urgency. Pray that God will continue to lead Samaritan’s Purse as we seek to help those fleeing Afghanistan.”
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