In the last few years the Lord has really blessed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church as we have seen more and more churches get involved. We have also been blessed to see a growth in the understanding of what is happening to Christians worldwide, which is why I wanted to share with you our new video for the IDOP 2012.
I also want to encourage you to order this DVD which is in this years IDOP kit. Please visit www.persecution.com/idop to order your kit before this years prayer event.
Here's a short description:
HE COULD STAND THE TORTURE, BUT HE COULDN'T STAND A DAY WITHOUT HIS BIBLE.
He was on the career path to success. He had a good job as an assistant to the Communist Party district leader.
But then he met the Christians and was intrigued by their enthusiastic worship. Later, he met Jesus himself.
Boun was so thrilled about his newfound faith that he began to share it freely. But his new allegiance was not welcomed in communist Laos, where loyalty to the party is all-important and ancestors are worshiped as gods.
Boun lost his job, his place in the community and, finally, his freedom.
In 1999, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for telling others about God after authorities had forbidden his evangelical work. While in prison, he was tortured, beaten, starved, locked in stocks and condemned to solitary confinement for weeks.
But for Boun, those weren't the worst punishments. He was cut off from family, friends and anyone who could encourage him when he felt his lowest. Most of all, he craved God's living Word, the Scriptures that inspired his passion for Jesus. How could he survive prison without it?
Boun's story, as well as the story of God's sustaining hand through his 14 years in prison, is told in BOUN, a 5-minute video presentation from The Voice of the Martyrs. This video will open your eyes to the reality of persecution against Christians while moving you to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. The Boun DVD is part of VOM's 2012 IDOP Church Resource Kit.