Colombian guerillas sent another letter to the nine Colombian pastors threatened in June.
Jul. 22, 2016 | Colombia

Pray for Colombian Pastors Threatened by Guerrilla Groups

A violent guerrilla group summoned nine Colombian pastors to a July 8 meeting after the pastors refused to pay "protection money" in June. Read More.

A group of Russian Christians has set up a book table to distribute Bibles and Christian literature free of charge, but they could now face fines for doing so.
Jul. 22, 2016 | Russia

Pray for Russian Believers, Prohibited from Evangelizing

A new law that goes into effect on July 20 could result in stiff fines for Christians who evangelize in Russia. 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: Liena
  • 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.