Pastor “Barnabas” was jailed for preaching the gospel and is almost deaf after being beaten by those who want the country to be completely Hindu. He says, “The Lord has blessed me through persecution” and says his ministry has grown.
Dec. 18, 2014 | India

Pray for Christians Targeted in Reconversion Campaigns

Hindu activists are planning large-scale reconversion programs throughout India on Dec. 25 to bring Christians and Muslims "back to Hinduism." Read More.

A Khmu family from Laos, Gwaa is an elder relative of siblings Ong and Lek, who all remain committed to Christ in spite of pressures from local authorities in Laos who want them to renounce their faith.
Dec. 18, 2014 | Laos

Pray for Khmu Believers

A group of 20 Khmu families have faced severe persecution over the past 10 years, and many are faltering in their faith. After helping build a new church in May 2004, three church leaders were arrested, and district authorities burned the church in an attempt to stamp out the "foreign" faith. Recently, church members attending a VOM-sponsored discipleship training event told VOM contacts that one of the church leaders had died in prison after being denied food for two weeks. 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
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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.