Coming soon to a prayer closet near you, this November 1st will be the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church. There are many countries around the world today that are outright hostile towards Christianity, most of them with a Muslim majority in the country. Other countries that target Christians in certain areas, is the predominant group of Hinduism. One group that this writer is in contact with is “Voice of the Martyrs” which publishes their magazines that highlight certain groups of people that are currently suffering persecution for their Christian faith. America is still a blessed country and we have not experienced the type of persecution that many of our Christian brothers and sisters face on a daily basis. They are hunted down like outlaws and treated accordingly; because they have a simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His salvation that they accepted.
Even as the Scriptures have commanded us to follow Matthew 5:44 – “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
Voice of the Martyrs is a worthy organization to include in your giving heart and hands funds. If you would like to order special magazines that you can pass out to your church, you can go to http://www.vombooks.com/September2015.
Additional resources can also be purchased by going to www.persecution.com/IDOP. If your church would like to add them to their list of mission oriented projects, then please inform your church about this group. They provide medical help, clothing, shelter and many more services to those Christians that have been caught in the line of fire, and have been targeted for violent actions against them, simply because they have chosen to worship the One True God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.