Turkey has at least 40 above ground churches, but it's difficult for converts to attend openly.
May. 26, 2017 | Turkey

Pray for Altan, Unable to Attend Church

A Turkish believer has been unable to attend church for months, after being warned that he would lose his job if he continued. "Altan" became a believer in western Turkey, where he attended church regularly. Read More.

Shahri lost her husband, yet she continues to lead the church he founded.
May. 26, 2017 | India

Pray for Shahri, the Widow of a Murdered Pastor

"Shahri's" husband was among the first in his tribal group to accept Jesus. Although his family were members of the priest caste in their animistic religion, he came to know Christ and soon started a small church in their village. He was threatened and beaten many times by local communist rebels, who ultimately murdered him at his home because of his Christian faith. Read More.

Please Pray

The most common request of persecuted Christians is “PRAY FOR US.” One of the ways we answer their request is through participation in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which we observe on the first Sunday of each November. Our goal is simple: We want EVERY CHURCH to “Remember them that are in bonds …” on IDOP Sunday (Heb. 13:3).

We also want Christians worldwide to pray throughout the year for those who suffer because of their Christian witness.

Watch VOM’s IDOP videos … share with your friends … and pray for the persecuted.

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The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today.

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