You answered the call. The Nazarene Fund is now at $10 million because of you.
To those of you who sent in your widow's mite, gave of your time to organize bake sales, helped spread the word through social media, or - just as importantly - lent your prayers to the cause, thank you.
Here are just some of the many ways you contributed to this initiative.
"How am I helping the #Nazarenefund #match3732 by baking goodies!" - Sarah
“Having a GREAT time sharing the message of the Nazarene Fund.” - Susan Selim with Labor of Love
A special thanks to our veteran friend who gave the money he'd been saving for months - all in change - to the cause, leaving us awestruck and inspired.
In the weeks following his contribution of $37.32, more than 3,200 people matched the donation in response to the #Match3732 campaign, which helped spread the message like wildfire, literally turning it into a gift that keeps on giving.
Check out just a few of the resulting Tweets:
Special project The Nazarene Fund #match3732. I'm giving to help Christians to get out of harms way.— Terry Loomis (@Terry Loomis) 1443192054.0
I gave. Will you? Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. #Match3732 https://t.co/2w1I8k9Rct— GJTerry (@GJTerry) 1442710405.0
On Wednesday I made a donation to @Mercury1Charity for #match3732 but instead of matching the $37.32 I doubled it and donated $74.64— Jeff Nicoll (@Jeff Nicoll) 1442624046.0
Now, we ask that you continue to pray for those in the Middle East and our team on the ground as Mercury One puts these sacred funds to work, rescuing Christians who are seeking asylum.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask that You would protect those who are being martyred in the Middle-East and around the globe. Give them peace, comfort and courage in these unprecedented times. We pray that You rescue them and all humanity from this wickedness. Help us to pray, speak and stand for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted across the world. Deliver us from this evil.
In Your name we pray,