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.