PERSECUTED CHURCH LINKS

EMAIL UPDATES / REMINDER TO PRAY
:
“World Watchlist Challenge (formerly the “555 Challenge”): http://www.worldwatchlist.us/5-5-5-challenge/
Whether you do all parts of the challenge or simply use it as a means to be reminded to pray weekly this is a good resource.  Each email is for a different country on the list and contains stories & info fo that nation as well as a link to prayer requests.  I have found the best way to use this is to drop what I’m doing when the email comes in and pray right then.


WEB LINKS (for info & prayer requests):
The World Watch List: http://www.worldwatchlist.us/world-watch-list-countries/
Open Doors persecution news page: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/news/
Individual stories form Open Doors: http://www.onewiththem.com/stories/
Open Doors Blog: http://blog.opendoorsusa.org
Specific stories with prayer requests from VotM: http://www.icommittopray.com/requests/
VotM Radio (online podcast): https://secure.persecution.com/radio/


Voice of the Martyrs app (for info & prayer requests):
iPhone version of the VotM prayer app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prayer-calendar/id432550884?mt=8
The Android version of the VotM prayer app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.persecution.prayercalendar&hl=en
The Android version of the VotM prayer app HD:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.persecution.prayercalendarhd&hl=en
iPad version of the VotM newsletter/magazine: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo-issue/id489682072?mt=8
The Android version of the VotM newsletter/magazine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.csnmedia.android.vom&hl=en


RESOURCES:
“One With  Them” barbed wire wristbands: http://www.onewiththem.com/resources/wristbands/
Open Doors Monthly Prayer Calendar webpage: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/pray/monthly-prayer-calendar-lp
Open Doors Resource Store:
https://secure2.convio.net/ccod/site/Ecommerce;jsessionid=E68CC9D6761C8BDFE968DCFE7CC9E89D.app271b?store_id=1901
Order a FREE copy of Tortured for Christ:  https://etools.ncol.com/a/tfc/bg_vomtfc_persecutioncom-tfc-flash_346.html
VotM FREE monthly PRINTED newsletter / magazine:  Sign Up
VotM Resources Store: https://secure.persecution.com/newsletter_feature.aspx


OPPORTUNITIES TO ACT & GIVE:
Open Doors Take Action: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/take-action/
Open Doors Donation Page (note the gray sidebar on the left of the page too): https://www.opendoorsusa.org/give/
VotM letter Writing & Advocacy Program: http://www.prisoneralert.com
VotM Action Packs: http://www.persecution.com/actionpacks
VotM Donation Page: https://secure.persecution.com/projects_feature.aspx?categoryID=72


*The Voice of the Martyrs disputed use of funds issue:
Basically, there are allegations accusing VotM of misappropriating donations to the benefit of their executives, facilities, etc.  Michael Wurmbrand, son of Richard - founder of VotM, has been calling for an official audit of the organization and has asked that his & his parents’ names & likenesses no longer be used by the charity - so far to no avail.  The issue is detailed a little more here:  http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=14889.  Having read the article, I would advise everyone simply to do as they’re led by the Lord.  If it is donating money, Open Doors has a much more transparent way of handling things and more of the money donated through them actually goes to the need.  But if God says “give to VotM”, do so - they DO still accomplish amazing & vital work going on throughout the world.  If you are drawn to certain resources please don’t hesitate to buy things from VotM.  The resources are valuable regardless.  :)