Recently, Randy Alcorn, wonderful Christian author of many great books, including Heaven, wrote in his monthly ministry newsletter about seeing The Voice of the Marytrs Monument at the recent International Christian Retail Show. He writes concerning the monument,
“In that huge convention center with hundreds of displays, the one that sticks in my mind was done by Voice of Martyrs. It centered around a glass tomb with a shrouded figure representing the body of a martyr. Above it were the names of martyrs from all over the world, some going back to the early church, some who died in 2007 in different parts of the world.” The display included Ron DiCianni's painting Safely Home (used as an inside cover in Randy's book by the same title).
More than 70 million Christians have been martyred for their faith since 33 AD. This year an estimated 160,000 believers will die at the hands of their oppressors and over 200 million will be persecuted, arrested, tortured, beaten or jailed. In many nations it is illegal to own a Bible, share your faith, change your faith or allow children under 18 to attend a religious service.
Nations where Christians are frequently persecuted include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Colombia, Iran, Laos, China, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, and many more. "
If you want to learn more about the monument, please visit www.martyrsmonument.com and tell a friend.
And we would like to thank Randy for sharing his experience with his ministry and blessing us as a result. Amen!