Throughout history, up to this very day, Christians have dealt with intense persecutions at the hands of many groups.
In the face of this oppressive and overwhelming suffering, it takes an incredible amount of faith to admit your Christianity. It is up to us, those with the freedom opportunity, to help our fellow Christians that do not enjoy the same luxury.
This help can come in several ways:
Prayer and special intentions
Sharing stories of persecution and perseverance to raise awareness and incite action
Remember: 1 Corinthians 12:26 says that "we are one body. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."
Many parts are suffering. We are all suffering.