The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is the Body of Christ acting upon God's command to "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." (Hebrews 13:3 KJV)
Jesus told His followers to expect persecution: "If they have persecuted me," he forewarned, "they will also persecute you… But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me" (Jn.15:20-21).
There are faithful followers of Jesus who will not compromise when authorities forbid congregating and evangelising in the name of Christ. They believe that "we must obey God rather than man" and suffer the consequences of following Jesus (Acts 4:18-20; 5:27-29).
Accepting that Jesus is "The way, and the truth and the life" (Jn. 14:6), his disciples are rejected, ridiculed, threatened and antagonised by governments, other religions and even their own families.
Many are imprisoned; many are tortured; many are martyred. These are our brothers and sisters in Christ.
WE ARE THEIR VOICE, THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS.
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) has offices around the world who trace their roots to Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand’s testimony and mission. These organizations continue the Wurmbrands’ mission of standing with persecuted Christians and urging other Christians to join in fellowship with the persecuted. We are indeed grateful to the Lord that the sun never sets on our services to His Persecuted Church.
Each mission is autonomous (not all use ‘The Voice of the Martyrs’ name), with its own independent leadership, staff and board of directors, but they cooperate through the International Christian Association (ICA). While each country’s mission has its own focus and management, through the ICA they share information and jointly fund international projects. Each office is funded through donations from within their own countries. There is no world headquarters or main office for The Voice of the Martyrs, as each organization is an independent, self-supported entity.
If you are visiting this site from outside of Southern Africa and wish to make contact with your nearest VOM office, please refer to the following listing: