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The Voice of the Martyrs
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
Serving Our Persecuted Family Since 1967.
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Our commitment to pray means everything to our persecuted Christian family in places like Syria, Nigeria, Iran and Afghanistan. Our Christian brothers and sisters realize that, in our prayers, they are not forgotten. They do not stand alone because they have Christ’s presence and our prayers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Persecution Blog
In the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2015, guards in the Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur River in northern Syria left for duty in Hassaka. An hour later, ISIS militants burst into the homes of villagers, taking hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Persecution Blog
Australian John Short was detained inside North Korea after leaving gospel tracts near a Buddhist temple. He was facing years in prison--but he wasn't afraid. "Fear and faith cannot exist within my heart at the same time," he says. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Persecution Blog
Padina was ready to kill herself on live TV to earn Allah’s favor and prove the God of the Christians was powerless. Instead, she met Jesus Christ and saw Him heal her mother from sickness. She became passionate to introduce... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Persecution Blog
Merv Knight read Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Tortured for Christ, and it changed the path of his entire life. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Persecution Blog
I want to publicly thank the Christians in Iraq today, our family members who are serving on what we call “the front line.” I pause, on behalf of all of us, to say “thank you” to our Iraqi family… Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Persecution Blog
The son of a Cuban pastor was detained recently, while he was completing his mandatory military service. Gabriel Leyva was accused of anti-government activities. VOM spoke with his father. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Persecution Blog
Today marks the beginning of Lent, celebrated by many Christian traditions around the world. The Lent celebration is a reference to the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and facing temptations by Satan in the wilderness. Traditionally, it is a time which Christians devote to prayer in order to draw closer to God in the days leading up to Easter. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Persecution Blog
Listen to the latest episode of VOM Radio below. This week we hear first-hand from a gospel worker evangelizing inside Iran in spite of the risks there. We also hear from a couple that decided to come and volunteer their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Persecution Blog
Daniel Wani holds his newborn daughter for the first time. MailOnline News “It’s a baby girl!” Maya, the second child of Meriam Ibrahim and Daniel Wani was born earlier this week in a prison clinic, where her mother awaits execution... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Persecution Blog
VOM is providing assistance to two sisters who recently escaped captivity from Boko Haram. Two sisters, Kamka, 19, and Naya, 16, were sleeping when radical Muslims invaded their home. The armed terrorists entered their brother's room and shot him in... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Persecution Blog
The wife of a man in prison for his work at a Christian bookstore told VOM partners that although she and her children miss their husband and father, she and her family haven’t needed anything except prayer. Cai Hong Li,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Persecution Blog
People who thrive on competition enjoy opposition; it is what motivates and inspires them. Conventional wisdom says that competition brings out the best in us, and to a degree that is true. When opposition, however, is serious and life-threatening, most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Persecution Blog
Christians in Indonesia continue to worship at the Bait el Dokulamo church, eight years after jihad extremists burned their church building and killed 35 people. The testimonies of persecuted Christians challenge us. Reading their stories nearly every day, I often... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Persecution Blog
Christians in India have been suffering from a variety of trials. In recent months, numerous Christians have faced legal action for practicing their faith. Some have been beaten and others killed as a result of their faith in Christ. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Persecution Blog
Grief, Rage after Pakistan Church Suicide Bombing Members of a Taliban offshoot attacked a historic church in Peshawar last Sunday, killing more than 80 and injuring more than 150. The two suicide bombers detonated their vests inside the All Saints... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Persecution Blog
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart” (Psalm 32:10, 11). A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Persecution Blog
Grace, Not Grades My parents used to give my siblings and I money for what types of grades we got in school. We got the most cash for an A, a little bit for a B and nothing for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Persecution Blog
“Thank you, The Voice of the Martyrs, as your books have helped and encouraged us. These books are a medicine for us.” —Pastor in Central Asia who oversees six churches You probably have a stack of books sitting on your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Persecution Blog
The Communist prison of Jilava was especially harsh. The broken windows let in the bitter winter cold. Some of the prisoners had even frozen to death. There was no sympathy for Christians at Jilava. In fact, they often endured “special”... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Persecution Blog
Many people who reach out to Muslims agree that God initially changes them more than He changes their Muslim friends! As we take steps to move toward Muslims, a side benefit will occur: sanctification in our own lives. I took... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Persecution Blog
“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12b). As I meet with Christians who are suffering around the world, I am acutely reminded that our King has shaped us to partner together with others members of His Body. In... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Persecution Blog
“With the flames of love’s fire that Jesus kindled in my heart, I caused the ice of Siberia to melt. Hallelujah!” Bishop Victor Belikh’s face lit up as he spoke these words. He had learned the powerful secret of letting... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Persecution Blog
When VOM offered a free DVD about the church in Iran during the month of April, there was an overwhelming response! Thousands of believers across the United States requested the DVD, inspired by the hope of God’s amazing work in... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Persecution Blog
The following is excerpted from a letter written by German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and circulated to a hundred or so of his former students during World War II: ...To be sure, God shall call you, and us, only... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Persecution Blog