So I recently heard about this program where you could be a blogger for Voice of the Martyrs. It's just a little something Christians can do just to get the word out. So, many of you are familiar with VOM ministries, but probably some of you aren't. For those who aren't, let me give you some information about them from their webpage.
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand founded VOM over 30 years ago. He was in prison in Romania for 14 years for his faith in Christ. In the `60s he and his family were ransomed out of Romania for $10,000 and came to the U.S. where he began traveling, educating the free world of the atrocities committed against Christians in Communist and other restricted countries. VOM's five main purposes are based on Hebrews 13:3. They are:
- To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for their involvement in propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by providing Bibles, literature, radio broadcasts, and other forms of aid.
- To give relief to the families of Christian martyrs in these areas of the world.
- To equip local Christians to win to Christ their enemies who are opposed to the gospel in countries where believers are actively persecuted for their Christian witness.
- To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries that have formerly suffered Communist oppression.
- To emphasize the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of atrocities committed against Christians and by remembering their courage and faith.
VOM is currently active in 42 countries around the world. Please go to their website and find out more about the persecuted church and what you can do to help. Voice of the Martyrs