Christians throughout Nigeria face constant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. After Boko Haram threatened Bulus to convert or die for his Christian faith in June 2014, he managed to escape while the insurgents fired a gun at him, hitting him in the arm.
Oct. 24, 2014 | Nigeria

Pray for Family of Pastor Gwamma

Pastor Eluid Mshelizza Gwamma was killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Sept. 24 while returning from a church program in Shaffa, Borno state. Read More.

Asia Bibi's death penalty sentence for blasphemy was upheld on Oct. 16. She will now have to wait for her appeal to be heard in Pakistan's Supreme Court.
Oct. 24, 2014 | Pakistan

Pray for Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi's appeal was denied by the Lahore High Court on Oct. 16. Nearly 2,000 mullahs gathered outside the courthouse to pressure the judges, and an Islamic cleric set a half-million rupee ($5,000) bounty on Asia’s head. 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.

Watch past IDOP videos or see all on YouTube.
  • Video: Victoria
  • Video: Padina
  • Video: Alex

The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. 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.