This altar Bible survived the fire that destroyed the rest of the Evangelical Christian Baptist Church.
Jan. 19, 2018 | Kyrgyzstan

Pray for a Church Recovering from an Islamist Attack

Islamic militants threw Molotov cocktails through windows of the Evangelical Christian Baptist Church in Kaji Say early on Jan. 3. Although the inside of the church was badly damaged by the resulting fire, an open Bible on the altar survived the flames even though the altar cloth was destroyed. Read More.

Chinese Christians are arrested in an undated photo from China Aid.
Jan. 19, 2018 | China

Pray for Churches Whose Christmas Eve Services Were Shut Down

Authorities throughout China worked to shut down Christmas Eve services and other holiday activities in late December, going so far as to arrest three believers two days before Christmas on "illegal publication" charges. Several churches were warned that if they gathered in unapproved locations their church buildings would be destroyed. 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: Hannelie
  • Video: Suta
  • Video: Liena
  • 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.