Muslim rebels often target Christian communities in Central African Republic. (Photo Credit: World Watch Monitor)
Jun. 21, 2018 | Central African Republic

Continue to Pray for Pastor Sylvain

When the leader of the Seleka Muslim rebel coalition resigned from power in January 2014 at the height of the civil war, riots broke out across the capital city of Bangui. During the riots, which included violent attacks on Christians, a Muslim mob destroyed Pastor Sylvain Boynguiza's home and church, located just 650 feet from the city's central mosque. Read More.

Mobs of Hindu radicals often beat believers in India to pressure them to return to Hinduism.
Jun. 21, 2018 | India

Hindu Radicals Attack Four Christian Families

About 150 Hindu radicals attacked four Christian families who had gathered for worship in a believer's home, beating the Christians severely, destroying musical instruments and damaging the home. Following the attack, the Christians were summoned to a community meeting, where they were asked to abandon their Christian faith. 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.

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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.