Believers continue to gather for worship at their church in Tanzania despite threats and two separate attacks by Islamic extremists who want to rid the area of Christians.
Oct. 30, 2014 | Tanzania

Pray for Family of Dioniz and for Temistores

On Oct. 9, a group of people with machetes attacked two Christian men at a prayer meeting in Bukoba, Tanzania. Read More.

Pastor Behnam Irani and two other Christians have been spared the death penalty in their recent trial, but now each face six additional years on their prison terms and are being relocated to other parts of Iran.
Oct. 30, 2014 | Iran

Pray for Pastor Behnam Irani

Pastor Behnam Irani and two other members of the "Church of Iran" were spared the death penalty after the charge of "spreading corruption on Earth" was dropped in exchange for new charges that add six years to their prison sentences. 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.

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