This page is reserved for prayer needs and comments about the Christian martyrs around the world. Random stories featured on the VOM web site will be featured here. The stories are being shown here to bring attention to world wide persecution of Christian missionaries as reported by VOM.
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Your prayers and actions are making a difference! In recent weeks we have received good news about several of the prisoners we’ve featured on www.prisoneralert.com, where we invited you to pray for them and to write encouraging letters to them in prison.
THANK YOU for your prayers and actions on behalf of these and other prisoners for Christ around the world.
BUT MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS REMAIN IN PRISON.
If you haven’t yet written an encouraging letter, visit www.prisoneralert.com today and click on “write an encouraging letter.” The web site will walk you through the process, even translating your letter into the language of the prisoner!
You can also register on the site to receive an E-MAIL UPDATE each time a new prisoner is posted. Visit www.prisoneralert.com today to encourage imprisoned Christians.
VOM actively ministers to prisoners for Christ around the world. We also minister to their FAMILIES, offering encouragement and financial help as they suffer through weeks and months separated from their loved ones by iron bars and prison walls. CLICK HERE if you’d like to make a gift to support these families through VOM’S FAMILIES OF PRISONERS FUND.
Thank you for standing with us as we serve with those in chains for Christ.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP CHRISTIAN FAMILIES IN INDIA
|SUNDAY JUNE 20, 2010 VOM|
|Dear Friends of VOM: The news of the Nigerian massacre in March 2010 was horrifying.More than 500 of our Christian brothers and sisters — 80 percent of them women and children — in three villages were slaughtered in one night!
Days later, “Dr. Kim,” VOMedical director, walked among the rubble of burned-
out churches and viewed the sites of mass graves in northern Nigeria. Immediately,
Dr. Kim began caring for the wounded and comforting the survivors, reassuring the
Nigerian Christians that Christians in the United States and around the world had NOT
forgotten them in their time of suffering.
Dr. Kim’s firsthand accounts of the massacre’s aftermath are sobering:
“In more than three years of providing medical service for persecuted Christians
for VOM, this is the first time that the word ‘carnage’ comes to mind. This is beyond
anything I have seen in my 33 years of medicine, including doing autopsies and
working in emergency rooms. We found out that in one village we visited there
were only 20 or 30 survivors in the entire village.”
But amid the suffering, Dr. Kim also found hope:
“It was amazing when we were allowed to worship with the believers. Even with all
the death and destruction around them, they were praising the Lord for his
goodness and mercy. The service was held in the village square, complete with charred,
burned-out buildings in the background.”
VOM began VOMedical to help believers such as these. We wanted to be the hands
and feet of Jesus Christ, rushing to the aid of Christians injured as a result of
This month we invite you to make a gift to VOMEDICAL. CLICK HERE to support
this important work.
I am humbled as I think about our Nigerian brothers and sisters, worshipping in
the ruins of their villages, yet offering forgiveness to the people who killed their
family members. THANK YOU for standing with VOM as we stand with believers like
these around the world.
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