Earlier today I came across a blog that mentioned doing a blog round up of the first post in every month for your blog. Good idea....so without further adieu here are the first posts from every month we've been writing about persecution.
June 1 - The Five Purposes of Voice of the Martyrs
Not to long ago I was privileged to meet up with some people who worked for the Voice of the Martyrs booth at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Anaheim, California. The picture to the left is a picture of their booth and you can see that the words that stand out say, "Get Involved" - this is what the underlying purpose of VOM is all about.
Does America really hate the Muslim world? Today in an article by the Media Monitors Network we see an article that discusses this issue and also talks about persecution. It's an interesting article.
August 1 - Voice of the Martyrs New Meeting Website
This weekend as I was loafing around reading my monthly Voice of the Martyrs magazine I noticed that they have just launched a new website for people who would like to get more involved with them.
The name of the website is called VOMMeetings.com and it can be found at, yes you guessed it, www.vommeetings.com :) Pretty clever address isn't it?
September 1 - Kay Arthur Talks About Persecution
Yesterday Janet Parshall interviewed Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries about a friend of hers who is in Uzbekistan suffering for the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is one of the most touching interviews I have personally heard in a very long time, and I want to encourage you to listen to it.
The interview runs approximately 13 minutes.
Janet Parshall Interviewing Kay Arthur About A Persecuted Family
October 3 - The Voice of the Martyrs Enlists Support of Bloggers to Spread Information About Persecuted Christians
Christian non-profit group The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) today launched what it calls the VOM Blogosphere Program to enlist bloggers in helping spread its message about the plight of persecuted Christians around the world.
(PRWEB) October 3, 2005 -- VOM's mission is to aid Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ and educate the world about the ongoing persecution of Christians. Now, they are tapping into the power of the blogosphere to enlist bloggers to help spread the message of persecuted believers around the globe.
November 1 - More on the 3 Murdered Girls in Indonesia
Yesterday I wrote a piece about this tragedy for Newsbusters, here is the opening paragraph...
Last week four Christian Indonesian girls who were on their way to their Christian high school were attacked by hooded attackers who successfully beheaded three of the girls. However, what most people would consider an outrage, The Washington Post and the the LA Times doesn't even consider newsworthy. Finish reading here and note the 98 comments. This is a hot issue.
Today Christianity Today has a great recap called Christian Teens Beheaded in Indonesia .
Please take some time to read these articles and then pray and act by telling the Indonesian Embassy your concerns.
December 1 - Nuns Shot By Armed Robbers
Nuns...who could rob from a Nun? Seriously, did you ever see that great movie Sister Act and how the nuns helped everyone. I especially loved how they sang all the hymns and praise songs, so who could be so mean as to rob nuns!
The story that had the most feedback and the most generation in comments and visitors to the site was the three girls who were beheaded and the pictures I posted.