How is he doing this? In a very cool way. Check this out, Reverend Neil Bell, who is the lead pastor at Parc-Way Assembly of God, decided to spend seven days and nights in a make shift prison they made, outside of his church, in order to bring awareness to the persecuted church.
"Each year I look for an innovaitive way to lead our church in rememberance of the suffering some believers face on a daily basis. Our brothers and sisters in bonds aren't just pastors and leaders, they are the elderly, the single, the moms and dads, aunts and uncles, and in some cases, even children."
It is estimated that over 165,000 Christians around the world are martyred each year. They also are arrested or abducted, maimed, burned, beaten, or raped because of their faith in Christ. In synch with the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), Rev. Bell asks for, "folks to not only donate, but that they would make this cause a part of their personal prayer life. There are people depending on our support both monetarily and spiritually."
R. Brandon with Voice of the Martyrs Ministry says of Reverend Bell's efforts, "This seems like an effective tool as far as making people aware of the realities of Christian persecution taking place around the world."
All proceeds will go to The Voice of the Martyrs, a non-profit, inter-demoninational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide.
We here at The Voice of the Martyrs would like to thank Reverend Bell for your service and for supporting our ministry. To learn more about Rev. Bell's church, please visit http://www.parc-way.org/home.asp