Friday, October 06, 2006
Help The Persecuted
We have a place we can go to get information about specific individuals that are persecuted for believing in Jesus Christ. This is an online source that gives us the opportunity to pray for each of them personally. This is a great way to help them in there times of trial and persecution. This Internet site also gives you an opportunity to write these people a letter, in their own language and send it to them, to let them know that they are not alone and to help strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
There are people all around the world that go through horrible situations just because they believe in Jesus Christ. Many even lose their lives for this and, I would say, many are not even known about.
I thank God for this resource. It is:
The Voice of the Martyrs at http://www.persecution.com/
Here is an excerpt from their top story today.
As a result of a religious dispute, nearly 5,000 Christians were displaced and six were injured on September 20th, when Muslim rioters destroyed and torched at least 18 churches, 20 Christian homes, and 40 Christian shops in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state in Northern Nigeria. After an Islamic young man made several unsuccessful advances on Jummai, a female Christian, he angrily reacted by calling her a fake Christian who follows a “useless Jesus.” Jummai responded by telling the boy he followed “a useless prophet—Muhammad.” Furious, the Muslim boy raised alarm through the town by proclaiming that a Christian lady blasphemed Muhammad. She was quickly taken to the local police station where she was kept in custody to diffuse the potentially volatile situation.
For the full story clickHere
Here is how they describe VOM on their site under about us.
The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, interdenominational organization with a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ, fulfilling the Great Commission, and educating the world about the ongoing persecution of Christians.
VOM is headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma with thirty affiliated international offices, and an enormous team of servant-hearted volunteers. Explore this page to learn more about VOM’s history, our founders, current projects, and vision
I could go on and on about their site but I would rather you check it out for yourself and get involved with them. This is a very good cause. To go to their site clickHere
For those who do not know or who have forgotten the date:
Stand before God in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters on Sunday, November 12th, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). To help your church get involved, VOM is offering two kits: To see the kits goHere
I cannot begin to imagine some of the torture that some of these people go through for Christ. But Jesus knows them and will bless them greatly for their persecution.
11: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.