These school-aged boys live in one of the many villages in the northern part of Nigeria where Boko Haram has carried out attacks against schools, churches, and homes.
Nov. 21, 2014 | Nigeria

Pray for Students and Their Families

Forty-eight students and a teacher were killed on Nov. 10 when a suicide bomber posing as a student detonated an explosive device in Potiskum, Yobe state, Nigeria. Read More.

Christians like this man in Laos frequently face persecution from village leaders.
Nov. 21, 2014 | Laos

Pray for Chanlai and His Family

After two years of harassment, “Chanlai” and his family were banished from their village in Hua Phan province in January 2014 because they had converted to Christianity. 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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