Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. 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 to encourage Christians worldwide to pray throughout the year for those who suffer because of their Christian witness.

You can stay up to date on what is currently happening around the world to our Christian brethren who are threatened with persecution through VOM (Voice of the Martyrs).  In the hallway, we have free subscriptions available to all who are interested. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missionsorganization 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 thepersecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today.

Lord, help us to never forget our hurting brethren.

“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Hebrews 13:3, KJV.

Pastor Mike