Afghan Christian: Do Not Abandon Us

By Aliya Kuykendall Published on August 19, 2021

“My friends, we record this video as a testimony. We want it to remain in history,” an Afghan Christian said in a video created as the Taliban took over the country. “We want it to be remembered by our friends and loved ones that today we have been left in the field by ourselves.”

The Christian man, whose face is blurred and voice altered to protect his life, appears to be crying throughout the video. He grieves for “our beautiful country,” which “has now been destroyed by this savage and extremist group.”

“All of our work over the last twenty years has been lost overnight,” he says. “Only God understands … how broken our hearts are.”

Abandoned by the World

“The whole world has abandoned us,” the man says, weeping. “Those who said they support us have now abandoned us to the worst situation imaginable. I don’t know what’s going to happen to us.”

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“But we are not leaving the field. We will fight harder and will continue in God’s work. If we are no longer with you, remember this word from our UNBROKEN hearts,” the subtitles read. He asks viewers to “remember us, the great difficulties we now face,” and not to abandon them.

“If any of us remain, if our children remain, I have a request: Please do not leave them alone. Please take care of them. Please do not abandon them.”

He asks viewers to “send this to all of your friends as a remembrance.”

Serving the Afghan Christians

The video is produced by Global Catalytic Ministries. GCM supports underground church networks in Muslim countries. The church in Afghanistan is reportedly the second-fastest growing church in the world, after the church in Iran. GCM also produced an official statement on “the decimation of the country and people of Afghanistan.”

The ministry says they are “raising $500K to serve and support a network of 1500+ Afghani families and ministry partners committed to serving their communities with basic needs (food, water, shelter) through the uncertain days and months ahead.”

 

Aliya Kuykendall is a staff writer and proofreader for The Stream. You can follow Aliya on Twitter @AliyaKuykendall and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg. 

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