Pastor Jean Marcel Kesvere leaves a wife and eight children behind after he was kidnapped and killed by Boko Haram militants who attacked an area in Cameroon. (Photo used with permission of World Watch Monitor.)
Aug. 28, 2014 | Cameroon

Pray for Family of Pastor Kesvere; Kidnapped and Killed by Boko Haram

Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Bargaram, Cameroon, on July 24, killing dozens, including Pastor Jean Marcel Kesvere. Read More.

Christian refugees from Mosul, Iraq take refuge in a church courtyard in Erbil. Churches in the region have taken in many of the refugees who were forced to flee their homes when Islamic State overran Mosul in July.
Aug. 28, 2014 | Iraq

Pray for "Asim" a Church Planter from Iraq

Pastor "Asim," who was planting a church in Mosul, was forced to flee the city in July when the Islamic State (IS) began threatening to kill Christians and other non-Muslims. 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: Padina
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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.