152 posts categorized “video”

January 27, 2014

From Nepal: Thank you!

On behalf of the children and pastors in Nepal who received Christmas Care and Village Outreach Packs, thank you to all who gave to support this ministry project! Your gifts blessed these Christians — and their families — who pay a steep price for representing Christ in this Hindu nation.

“The children’s packs [mean] God loves all the children. … He knows our needs.”

— Pastor S.

“It brings encouragement to serve the Lord more. … I feel valued.”

— Pastor K., who oversees 50 other pastors

We hope you'll be encouraged by this video shot during Christmas Care distributions in Nepal:

 


December 9, 2013

"I Love My Bible So Much!"

Recently, The Voice of the Martyrs sponsored a Bible distribution in western Uganda. I hope you'll be encouraged by the excitement of this young woman, one of those who received a Bible:

 

With the help of faithful, generous supporters, VOM will distribute more than one million Bibles into restricted and hostile nations in 2013. If you'd like to be a part of deliving Bibles to Christians like this young woman, CLICK HERE to give online.


October 25, 2013

The Blessings of Persecution (video)

While most US churches will “Remember those in bonds” (Heb. 13:3) during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) in November, First Wesleyan Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma chose October 20 for their commemoration. The church’s pastor invited VOM’s Todd Nettleton—a member of the church—to bring the message in the morning services.

The church offers video streaming of their services, and we hope Persecution Blog readers will be blessed by the video.

  

VOM offers several resources to help your church commemorate IDOP Sunday. Visit VOM’s IDOP web page for more information. You can also learn more about VOM speakers coming to your area, or request a speaker at your church, at www.VOMMeetings.com.


October 24, 2013

Weng Walking (video)

Weng Goodluck Tshua was three weeks old in March 2010 when Fulani Muslims attacked his village of Dogo Nahawa and slaughtered 501 Christians. All nine members of his family, including his father and mother, were killed. He was rescued from his burning house, but not before the fire had consumed his feet. As Weng has grown over the past few years, he has been unable to run around or even walk. But a VOM prosthetics team is helping change that.

After studying his feet, the prosthetics team fashioned special shoes for both of his misshapen limbs. They returned several months later with specially fitted shoes that can be adjusted as three-year-old Weng continues to grow. Each shoe is made of three layers. As Weng grows, the inner layers can be removed as needed, to allow more room in the shoes. The team plans to provide new shoes for Weng before he grows out of the final layer of these shoes.

Recently VOM received new video of Weng, proudly walking around in is new, custom-made shoes. May it bless all who see it and encourage more prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Northern Nigeria.

 

You can give online to support blessings like this one to Weng and help provide for other Christians in need of medical care due to persecution by giving to support VOMedical.

October 9, 2013

#WhyWePray video contest: First Place

Earlier this year, VOM launched the Why We Pray video contest, inviting readers and friends to create a video to invite and inspire American Christians to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

It is hoped that these videos will reach many viewers during the season leading up to the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which occurs on the first Sunday of November. This is a key time of reaching out to American Christians to remind them of our persecuted brothers and sisters, and remind them of the importance of praying for the persecuted church.

To be eligible for entry into the contest, videos had to be no more than two minutes in length, be posted to YouTube and have at least 200 views before being entered into the contest.

VOM's judging panel reviewed all entries to the contest and selected the winners. We are posting the top three video contest entries this week on the Persecution Blog, and today we bring you the FIRST PLACE WINNER:

 

Congratulations to the creators of the winning videos, and than you to all of the people who created videos and entered the contest. THANK YOU for being a voice for persecuted Christians and encouraging others to pray for them. You can see a playlist of all the contest entries here.


October 8, 2013

#WhyWePray video contest: Second Place

Earlier this year, VOM launched the Why We Pray video contest, inviting readers and friends to create a video to invite and inspire American Christians to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

It is hoped that these videos will reach many viewers during the season leading up to the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which occurs on the first Sunday of November. This is a key time of reaching out to American Christians to remind them of our persecuted brothers and sisters, and remind them of the importance of praying for the persecuted church.

To be eligible for entry into the contest, videos had to be no more than two minutes in length, be posted to YouTube and have at least 200 views before being entered into the contest.

VOM's judging panel reviewed all entries to the contest and selected the winners. We are posting the top three video contest entries this week on the Persecution Blog, and today we present the SECOND PLACE VIDEO:

 

This is the second time VOM has held a video contest. The first time, filmmakers were challenged to create a video sharing the plight of Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother in Pakistan who has been sentenced to death. The videos were to present Bibi’s story and then encourage viewers to sign a petition asking for Asia’s release at www.CallForMercy.com. The winning video in that contest has already been viewed more than 39,000 times on YouTube.


October 7, 2013

#WhyWePray video contest: Third Place

Earlier this year, VOM launched the Why We Pray video contest, inviting readers and friends to create a video to invite and inspire American Christians to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.

It is hoped that these videos will reach many viewers during the season leading up to the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), which occurs on the first Sunday of November. This is a key time of reaching out to American Christians to remind them of our persecuted brothers and sisters, and remind them of the importance of praying for the persecuted church.

To be eligible for entry into the contest, videos had to be no more than two minutes in length, be posted to YouTube and have at least 200 views before being entered into the contest.

VOM's judging panel reviewed all entries to the contest and selected the winners. We will be posting the top three video contest entries this week on the Persecution Blog, starting today with the THIRD PLACE VIDEO:

 

This is the second time VOM has held a video contest. The first time, filmmakers were challenged to create a video sharing the plight of Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother in Pakistan who has been sentenced to death. The videos were to present Bibi’s story and then encourage viewers to sign a petition asking for Asia’s release at www.CallForMercy.com. The winning video in that contest has already been viewed more than 39,000 times on YouTube.


September 17, 2013

#WhyWePray Video Contest

Earlier this year VOM announced its second video contest, inviting our readers and others to help us spread the message of the persecuted church through their video skills. The first video contest was to promote signatures on the Call For Mercy petition drive for the release of Asia Bibi in Pakistan.

This time, the theme of the contest was prayer, and the goal was to motivate viewers to pray for persecuted Christians.

The contest winner will be announced this week. Here are the contest entries, gathered together in one YouTube playlist:

 

Click here for full information on the contest.


September 5, 2013

IDOP: November 3

This year's International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) will be November 3. VOM has created a special video to be shown in churches that Sunday to remind American Christians of the importance of praying for our persecuted family. This year's video focuses on persecution in Nigeria.

This year VOM is making the IDOP DVD available for FREE to enable more churches to be a part of IDOP. CLICK HERE to request your free Victoria DVD, and to purchase additional resources to help your church "Remember those in bonds" (Hebrews 13:3) on IDOP Sunday. 


August 16, 2013

"I Felt Fire"

VOM Newsletter readers will recognize the face of Umar Mulinde from VOM's June newsletter. He has been threatened and  burned with acid, yet he continues to follow Christ. That newsletter article was co-written by Gary Lane of CBN news.

Last week CBN posted this follow-up interview with Umar by Scott Ross. When you watch the interview you will be encouraged by Umar's faithfulness in spite of what he has suffered, and challenged by him to share the gospel with Muslims around the world.

Thank you to CBN News for granting permission for us to post this interview online.