dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. 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 the persecuted
church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the
world today through the following main purposes:Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3:
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
VOM's Five Main PurposesTo encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission
in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel
of Jesus Christ.To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild
their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly
suffered oppression.To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of
the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring
believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in
His Great Commission.