Monday, May 12, 2008

Voice Of The Martyrs Blogosphere Program

I have decided to blog for the Voice of the Martyrs Blogosphere Program. All that is required for each participant is to blog about the persecuted church a minimum of two times per month, linking to either the main VOM website, or the blog, and putting a button on your blog linking to them. Please join me in praying for persecuted Christians all around the world.
CHINA – Children Arrested for Attending Bible Study
On February 28, 11 children and two adults were detained by Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials while attending a house church Bible study in Qingshuihe township, Xinjiang province.
According to China Aid Association (CAA), “PSB officials disrupted the gathering and detained the minors along with Ms. Fu Jun, 41, owner of the house and Ms. Lu Lanxiang, 42. The children, aged, between 16 – 17 years of age, were brought to the Qingshuihe township PSB office in freezing weather and were not allowed to bring adequate clothing.”
The report added that CAA had confirmed PSB officials had imprisoned the believers under the charge of “illegal religious gathering;” their well being was unknown, and their families had been denied visitation.
Christians in China remain faithful, despite the Chinese Communist government’s increased persecution leading up to the Olympics later this summer. The Voice of the Martyrs supports believers in China with medical costs, Christmas Care packs for Sunday school children and literature to strengthen believers spiritually. Pray for these courageous children and adults as their faith is tested. Ask God to encourage and protect them. Pray He gives them grace to forgive their persecutors, and for the Holy Spirit to draw them into fellowship with Him.


Sharon Brumfield said...

It is so hard to believe that there are those out there living like this.
And I am sure it is hard for them to believe that we are over here living like this and being so much less vocal with the freedom we have.
I am glad you are doing this. There are actually some places on the web page where you can print off letters in their language and send encouragement to some in jail. I am not sure when I learned about VOM but it is a great website and they have a great newsletter.

Denise said...

I will join you in prayer....... I have two good friends that are missionaries....... One is El Salvador and one in India..... they are on the front lines.... we must guard the rear!!!!! Pray for a hedge around them and pray the covering of the blood of Jesus as they speak truth and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.......

Anonymous said...

wow, thank you for bringing these stories to us so we can pray!

Karen said...

A team from the Voice of the Martyrs came and shared at our School, sharing testimonies, accounts - thanks for raising awareness here.