VOICE OF THE MARTYRS INC

Rating: 4.57 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Religion

Location: P.O. Box 443 Bartlesville OK 74005-0443 USA

Mission: 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 Five Main Purposes Based on Hebrews 13:3. 1. 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, medical assistance, and other forms of aid. 2. To give relief to the families of Christian martyrs in these areas of the world. 3. To equip local Christians to win to Christ those persecutors who are opposed to the gospel in countries where believers are actively persecuted for their Christian witness. 4. To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries that have formerly suffered Communist oppression. 5. To emphasize the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of atrocities committed against Christians and by remembering their courage and faith.

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VOM not only supplies food and shelter - they supply everything, and often risk their lives in dangerous countries that do not have religious freedom. The world is rife with injustice and religious persecution that never makes it to the media - VOM is one of the few organizations in the world, reporting on human rights violations world wide, and fights against this injustice.

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prison ministries in other countries, where they kidnap people and lock them up without trial, because of their faith in Jesus.

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There should be a reality show with missionaries operating in dangerous countries, facing deadly circumstances. More people need to know what is going on in the world. Over 14,000 Christians were murdered in India last year, and NOTHING about this ever reached the mass media. Only in VOM literature is such information divulged.

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2011

Rating: 5 stars  

Bless them for all they do for so many suffering Christians.

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This organization serves a niche filled by no other--persecuted Christians in other countries who are often forgotten by larger human rights organizations. Jesus tells us to remember those in prisons and this is the best way to do that. These are people who do not belong in prison at all. The Western Church finds it uncomfortable to think about what is going on in other parts of the world, but Christ told us to face it and deal with it. Many of us do not have the courage to do what these people are doing. The least we can do is to support them financially and through our prayers.

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My conviction is to give aid to the children that have a parent in prison for being a Christian is one of the best places to invest in God's Kingdom. When a parent is imprisoned the society will treat their children and remaining parent in society as an outcast and refuse to help them in any way. The parent in prison is deeply concerned for there children out in society and this greatly adds to their afflictions because they can do nothing about it. So I recommend this VOM ministry to help the Children with parents in prison for being Christian. This is a true way to serve Christ Jesus directly, because He said "If you have done it unto one of the least of these you have done it unto me. " Matthew 25

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I feel this is still a worthy Christian charity to give to depsite the actions of the executive director. Even if he was/is guilty it doesn't change that this charity helps many persecuted Christians around the world.

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Rating: 2 stars  

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We should maybe have a donor advisory when the executive director of an organization kills himself over charges of inappropriate contact with an underage girl. I am saddened by the recent letter from Voice of the Martyrs because I have supported this organization and believe in the goals of helping the persecuted church.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am sad to see VOM has not received a higher rating. This is a truly unique charity as it focuses in on an unplatable and fairly unmarketable need - providing relief for people persecuted for their Christian faith throughout the world.

Many people may not realise just how many Christians are tortured, imprisoned and persecuted throughout the world on a daily basis. VOM works to be the 'voice' of these people and their families. It lobbies governments for prisoner release, provides financial aid to the victims of persecution, and to their families, and works tirelessly to raise awareness for the plight of persecuted Christians worldwide.

Perhaps its rather unsual name is off-putting. But it is the right name. Hundreds of Christian lives are martyred daily throughout the world.

Our family has supported VOM for many years. We rate their work highly, and will continue to support them no matter what their rating here. They are a real charity, making a real difference.

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Detailed reports and newsletters outlining their actions in specific parts of the world.

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Figure out a way to make more money and to heighten awareness. Of course, they do this already, but much of their focus is on the work they do rather than on raising awareness. Raised awareness is very important at this time.

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