Mary's parents threw her out of their home after she came to Christ.
Aug. 09, 2018 | Uganda

A New Name and a New Life for a Young Mother

Mary Lusabe was the promiscuous daughter of a Muslim businessman before she met Christ. Mary had two children by different men and was pregnant with a third child by another man when she began having health problems. Her mother, though a Muslim, advised her to ask the Christians for prayer. Their prayers cleared up her health problems, and Mary started attending church. Read More.

Eritrean believers are praying for change in their country.
Aug. 09, 2018 | Eritrea

Believers Hopeful for Change Under New Peace Deal

Eritrean believers inside and outside the country are cautiously hopeful a new peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea will end decades of animosity and promote greater freedom within Eritrea. "All our family in Eritrea are holding their breath with high expectation, hope and prayer," wrote a VOM contact. 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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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.