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About Voice of the Martyrs
Empowering persecuted Christians in hostile and restricted nations
Voice of the Martyrs works at the sharp edge of Christian persecution; in places like North Korea, the Middle East, Africa, China and Central Asia, supporting churches and families widowed or isolated from spouses imprisoned. We raise awareness, supply practical help, and encourage advocacy and support for persecuted Christians.
We publish a free monthly colour magazine highlighting needs and updating our members on the latest in the world’s persecution hotspots – often from our workers on the ground. Subscribe here
Voice of the Martyrs was started by pastor Richard Wurmbrand (Tortured for Christ, 1967), who spent 14 years in a Romanian Communist prison, as a ministry to the worldwide persecuted church. VOM New Zealand (based in Christchurch) was one of the earliest of the international branches of the ministry, started in 1969. There is now a close fellowship of 14 autonomous VOM offices around the world.
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