Published on August 29th, 2016
Adopt a Front-line Worker
Groups, individuals, and families can sign up for The Voice of the Martyrs’ Adopt a Front-Line Worker program at www.vombooks.com/adopt.
Those who sign up receive a prayer card with the name and picture of a worker who serves the Lord in a country where Christians are persecuted. They pledge to pray for the worker for a year. If they choose, they can also send offerings to VOM to help support front-line workers.
Read the letter below from Martha W., a staff member at Hope Lutheran Church in Virginia where kids participated in the Adopt a Front-Line Worker program.
Sunday School Children Adopt a Worker
This past year, our church staff, congregation and our Sunday school children adopted [front-line worker’s name], a missionary in Vietnam. During congregational prayer and staff prayer every week, he and his family were remembered in prayer; prayers for their protection, prayers of encouragement, and prayers for opportunity to share the Good News.
Our Sunday school children (ages 4 years through 5th grade) remembered him each week during their Opening. This is a time when they sing songs, read Bible verses, and this year, the children were encouraged to bring an offering to support [front-line workers]. They had a display at the front of their room that included his family picture and a pretty gold box for offerings.
The children were taught about what a martyr is and how important it is to pray for their safety. If you had been there to hear some of our brave children come forward and make up a prayer, using the microphone and praying in front of all the children and adults, you would have needed a tissue! Their beautiful prayers were heard by our heavenly Father….
Bless your continued ministry throughout the world.
Update: Martha added, “For our Sunday school children, it will be a year they will always remember.”