This month’s special communion offering is in support of Voice of the Martyrs Canada.
The Voice of the Martyrs was founded in the United States in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned and tortured by Communist authorities in his native Romania for 14 years. In his book, Tortured for Christ, Pastor Wurmbrand provides a firsthand account of the brutality he and other Christians suffered at the hands of Communist oppressors. This book opened the eyes and hearts of Christians in the West who had never before heard of the atrocities happening to believers living in Communist nations.
The vision of VOMC is a world where all persecuted Christians are remembered and supported within the body of Christ. Their mission is “glorifying God through serving His persecuted church, as we seek to fulfill the words of Hebrews 13:3.”
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” -Hebrews 13:3
Their purpose is:
To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission
To give relief to families of Christian martyrs.
To undertake projects of encouragement, helping persecuted Christians rebuild their lives and witness.
To equip persecuted Christians to love and lead their enemies (persecutors) to Christ.
To promote the fellowship of all Christian believers.
To infuse, distribute, and exhibit to the Canadian church constituency, the faith and testimony of those Christians in the world who are persecuted for Christ.
To give voice to those Christians whose cries of pain and proclamation of praise go unheard.