Christians in CAR were targeted by the rebels, including Mary's husband. (Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor)
Nov. 16, 2017 | Central African Republic

Pray for Mary, Widowed by Islamists

Mary's husband, Pastor Jean-Paul, was shot to death on Feb. 7 outside his church in Ramandji. Mary said he was killed by Islamists who want to eliminate all Christians from the community. Read More.

Pray the smog will lift soon so children like these can receive Action Packs.
Nov. 16, 2017 | Pakistan

Pray for VOM Workers and All Pakistanis Affected by Sickening Smog

Thick smog has blanketed parts of Pakistan for the past two weeks, affecting every aspect of life. The smog has dangerously reduced visibility and caused health issues for many in the affected areas. It has also hindered VOM's work in the country, delaying the distribution of Action Packs and other work that requires travel. 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.
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  • Video: Victoria

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.