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Ministries We Support: Voice of the Martyrs: How Many People Know About Persecution?

Tortured-for-Christ-Richard Wurmbrand
When Pastor Richard Wurmbrand came to the United States and founded The Voice of the Martyrs in 1967, few people knew about the persecution of Christians in many nations worldwide.
But more and more concerned Christians are learning about their persecuted brothers and sisters and are doing what they can to help.
Voice of the Martyrs FamilyWith your assistance in 2012, we were able to serve persecuted believers in more than 60 nations.
Voice of the Martyrs DoctorsWe distributed more than 1 million Bibles and New Testaments as well as more than 1 million children’s Bibles, storybooks and films on the life of Christ. We supported more than 4,000 workers through our monthly PSP (Participating with Strategic Partners) Program and provided medical care to 307 persecuted Christians.
Voice of the Martyrs ChildrenThank you to all who have partnered with us in remembering our persecuted family.

If you have friends who don’t know about our persecuted brothers and sisters, we would be happy to send them a free copy of Pastor Wurmbrand’s international bestseller, Tortured for Christ.
Simply click on the link below, and fill in the names and addresses of those you would like to receive a free copy of Tortured for Christ. We will send them a copy of the book along with a free subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.

Thank you for helping us be a voice for today’s persecuted church!
Click here to submit the names and addresses of those you would like to receive a free copy of Tortured for Christ now.

Voice of the Martyrs: Christmas Blessings to Nigerian Christians

vom children Dear friends,
Imagine living in a country where simply attending church is an act of extreme courage. In Nigeria, attacks and church bombings have become almost weekly occurrences. With the approach of the Christmas season, our brothers and sisters are under increased threat from radical Muslims, who often attack on holy days. This Christmas, many Christian parents in Nigeria will be more concerned about their children’s survival than shopping for gifts. But you can let them know that they are not forgotten.
vomso churchThe Voice of the Martyrs is standing with our persecuted Nigerian family this Christmas. We invite you to join us by sponsoring a CHRISTMAS CARE PACK or a VILLAGE OUTREACH PACK to bless our Nigerian brothers and sisters.
Each CHRISTMAS CARE PACK includes a backpack filled with gift items such as a children’s Bible, school supplies, a toy and some basic toiletry items.
Each VILLAGE OUTREACH PACK includes a small library of materials that will help a pastor or evangelist further the gospel in Nigeria. These packs include a DVD player, a JESUS: He Lived Among Us DVD, a Bible and other Christian literature, a flashlight and rain boots. The outreach packs will be used in some of the most dangerous areas of Nigeria.
Please CLICK HERE to sponsor one or more of these gifts and remind Nigerian Christians that they are not alone this Christmas season.
Thank you for standing with our persecuted family.
The Voice of the Martyrs


The Voice of the Martyrs’ 2013 Prayer Calendar

Christians are persecuted for their faith all around the world. But in their darkest moments, they cling to prayer and trust in Jesus Christ.

The Voice of the Martyrs’ 2013 Prayer Calendar serves as a reminder to join Christians around the world in daily prayer for persecuted believers and for the lost. Each day on the calendar includes a specific prayer request for Christians in a hostile or restricted nation who are persecuted because of their faith in Christ.

The VOM prayer calendar makes an excellent gift for family and friends. It is not only a gift to remind our friends and family to pray for the persecuted church but also a gift of prayer to the persecuted church.

Give the Gift of Prayer by Clicking Here


Voice of the Martyrs Online Workshops: Persecution Studies

Visit www.VOMClassroom.com to view a selection of online workshops that will guide you through persecution studies. These courses will deepen your knowledge of and effectiveness in ministry to the persecuted church. Each class is self-enrolled and self-paced, allowing you to study on your own time.

Using audio lectures, video clips and other reading materials, these courses offer a broad range of topics, such as Persecution Studies, History of Persecution, Preparing for Persecution, Praying for the Persecuted Church, Muslim Evangelism, and courses in Biblical Studies in Persecution and Suffering for the Old and New Testaments.

Click below to view the current online courses being offered and to register:

Voice of the Martyrs Online Workshops

Don’t miss these opportunities to broaden your understanding of our response to today’s persecuted church.


Camels, Horses, Bicycles: The Most Unique Tools of Evangelism


Brother “Alim” lives in an Arab nation where Bible distribution and evangelism remain extremely difficult and dangerous. Entering some areas is nearly impossible due to the harsh landscape.
However, with God, all things are possible.
He had a strange request: “Can you help me buy a camel?”
But The Voice of the Martyrs understood immediately after Alim explained his plan. “If I can travel across the open desert I can share Christ with people who have never heard. It would be difficult to survive such a trip by foot or in a motorized vehicle. But with a camel, I can make the journey!”
Alim is now actively traveling to share the gospel with the help of a camel purchased by The Voice of the Martyrs.
Persecuted Christians have always found unique ways of spreading the gospel and The Voice of the Martyrs has always appreciated their God-given creativity as they work in restricted and hostile nations. Some use animals to skirt border guards to deliver Bibles into closed nations.
Our co-workers in Colombia use high altitude horses to reach the guerilla camps and remote villages on mountaintops.
Pastors throughout Asia and India use bicycles often outfitted with sound systems, musical instruments and literature to share the gospel throughout their nation.
Our founder, Richard Wurmbrand once wrote:
“The Underground Church… is so willing to give its martyrs! It is so willing to risk years in… prisons! But all of its willingness is of no value if it does not have the tools with which to work.”
Would you like to help sponsor a camel, a high-altitude horse, a bicycle or other unique tools for evangelism in today’s restricted nations?
Click here now to visit VOM’s Website

Voice of the Martyrs: Animated Video For Persecuted Christians Leads Child To Christ

Dear Friends:
The Voice of the Martyrs created JESUS: He Lived Among Us for use in hostile and restricted nations where Christians are persecuted for their faith. But we also wanted to make the video available to our readers and other Christians in the United States, to enrich their understanding of persecution against even the earliest Christians.

VOM reader Shirley D. recently shared about her experience with the video, specifically how it affected her granddaughter, 5-year-old Rylee.

As they watched the film, Rylee was completely absorbed in the story of Jesus. But after the movie, she wanted to be alone. She was sad because of the suffering that Jesus endured.

Shirley gently explained that Jesus willingly endured the pain, paying the price for our sins so we could be saved and have a relationship with God.

Deeply touched by the story of Jesus as told through the video, Rylee made the commitment to follow him fully. She then prayed with her grandma, asking God to forgive her sins and to help her live for him.

Shirley finished the story this way:

Once we were through, Rylee gave me a beaming smile with her eyes sparkling—there was no doubt she had felt the presence of the Lord! She ran off happily, then suddenly stopped and turned around, and ran back. “Grandma,” she said, “can I hug you?” And she gave me a big, long hug! What joy to have the privilege of sharing that wonderful life-changing experience!

Praise the Lord for little Rylee and her openness to the Good News! We pray that many more souls, in hostile and restricted nations and in the United States, will be presented with the life-changing story of Jesus’ love through this animated video.

We encourage you to support VOM’s efforts inside hostile and restricted nations.

Thank you for standing with VOM as we spread the Good News!

For those in bonds,

The Voice of the Martyrs

If you would like to view a list of resources on how to help the persecuted church, please visit secure.persecution.com.


International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church-November 11

Will Your Church Pray on Nov. 11?

Dear Friends:

When we ask persecuted Christians in hostile and restricted nations how we can help and bless them, their first response is, “Pray for us!”

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, on the second Sunday in November, is an important way of answering their request. It is a day for the worldwide Body of Christ to unite in prayer for members of the Body who suffer for their faith.

To assist your church in praying effectively on IDOP Sunday, The Voice of the Martyrs is offering the 2012 IDOP Church Resource Kit. The kit includes a 5-minute DVD that shares the story of Bounchan, who was imprisoned in Laos for almost 13 years because of his Christian faith. It also includes a variety of other resources to help your church “Remember those in bonds” (Heb. 13:3) on this important day.


While IDOP is set aside as a special day of prayer for the persecuted, it is vital that we remember our persecuted family throughout the year. A VOM prayer banner is available to help remind your church family to pray for the persecuted throughout the year.


Our brothers and sisters of the persecuted church ask that we pray for them. Will you and your church answer their request this November?

For those in bonds,
The Voice of the Martyrs

Voice of the Martyrs: “Jesus-He Lived Among Us”


In the days of the Apostles, it was dangerous to follow Jesus… Today that danger remains. Now, in an unprecedented effort to reach the world with the message of the Gospel – and dangers facing today’s persecuted church…The Voice of the Martyrs is offering their feature-length animated movie, JESUS: He Lived Among Us

This story of Jesus unfolds through the eyes of His last surviving disciple, John the Beloved. Banished to the Isle of Patmos, the Apostle John recounts the incredible and often dangerous story of what happened when Jesus lived among us!

Please help us reach the world with this unique presentation of the Gospel.

Sign up your church today for a FREE DVD copy of
JESUS: He Lived Among Us



Voice of the Martyrs-BE A VOICE

Persecuted Christians

Since we launched the Be-A-Voice Network two years ago, thousands of people have agreed to BE A VOICE for persecuted Christians in their church, small group or online sphere of influence. BE-A-VOICE members are speaking up on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters, calling others to pray and take other action on behalf of the persecuted church. You too can join this amazing network of believers.

Here’s what some BE-A-VOICE members are saying:

“I am so inspired by your work, and the people in so many countries that so fervently believe in Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Praying for them and writing letters to them is the least I can do. May God continue to encourage, sustain, and protect these brothers and sisters in the Lord!”

—Terry C.

“I so appreciate the work that you do. Thank you for making me aware of my fellow Believers out there, who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ. I am now praying daily for them and writing encouraging letters. My husband and I decided to send out Christmas cards and letters to some of our persecuted Brothers and Sisters this year with our photo. We are putting up a map and marking their names on their countries and praying for them.”

—Patty M.

“I [feel it is] important to be, ‘a voice’ for my persecuted brothers and sisters. The Be-A-Voice Network allows me to continue to serve the persecuted while also serving my local church.”

—Scott S.


By becoming a member, you make a commitment to continue making the message of today’s persecuted church known through prayer, education and practical involvement.

When you join VOM’s new Be-A-Voice Network you will receive FREE online access to prayer bulletins, prisoner profile sheets and you’ll have the ability to request free copies of Tortured for Christ for your Christian friends.

Speak up on behalf of your persecuted brothers and sisters.
Join the Be-A-Voice Network today.

Volunteer for VOM in Your Local Church and Community.

JOIN NOW at www.Be-A-Voice.net


Ministries We Support: Voice of the Martyrs:”What If Your Pastor Couldn’t Go To Bible School?”

What If Your Pastor Couldn’t Go To Bible School?

Dear Friend:
Your pastor probably studied four years-or more!-to become a pastor. Likely he has dozens-maybe hundreds!-of books on his shelves to help him prepare each week’s message for your church and deal with the complex issues faced by members of his flock.
For those pastoring our brothers and sisters in restricted and hostile nations, Bible School or seminary is often an impossible dream. For many of them owning a Bible is an amazing miracle; if they have one it is often the only book they own.
One of the most pressing needs of the persecuted church-across all the nations where VOM works-is the need for developing and training church leaders. Over the past 45 years VOM has consistently helped meet this need with books, training seminars, videos, broadcasts and other resources.
This month we invite you to make a gift to fund this important work, training up shepherds for the growing churches of hostile and restricted nations. Your gift will help VOM provide books and other training materials to pastors in restricted and hostile nations.
Thank you for standing with our persecuted family.
The Voice of the Martyrs

If you would like to view a list of resources on the persecuted church and online specials from VOM, please visit www.VOMBooks.com.

This online offer is being presented by The Voice of the Martyrs. For additional information, you may contact us by
clicking here or calling our order line at 800-747-0085.