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10 Ways to Help Persecuted Christians in Less than 10 Minutes

1. Find out about Action Packs here. Tell your friends about the project, and make a plan to help them order and pack Action Packs to send to a country where Christians are persecuted.

2. Pray for persecuted Christians while waiting in line or riding to school or church.

3. Take The Voice of the Martyrs magazines to your next doctor or dentist visit. Ask if you can leave them in the waiting room.

4. Let a children’s pastor know about the Witnesses Trilogy, Torchlighters resources, and Courageous book series described here.

5. Visit VOM’s site and make a list of three people you can pray for this week during mealtime prayers.

6. Read about Family Med Packs here. Ask your parents or teacher if you can participate in providing a Med Pack for victims of attacks by radical Muslims.

7. Visit and learn about writing letters to persecuted Christian prisoners.

8. A family in Utah put spare coins in a jar for a year, then sent the money to VOM to help persecuted Christians. They called the jar “the jar for the unknown soldier” in honor of Christians around the world who need encouragement. Decorate a jar to set in your house or classroom. Invite your family or classmates to help you collect spare change for a project to help struggling Christians.

9. Tell three friends about a story you read on this website and encourage them to visit the site to learn more about persecuted Christians.

10. Download the “One Hundred Ways Poster” from the Downloads section of this site to share with other Christians.

Thank You Note Day

December 26 is National Thank You Note Day. On that day, many people write thank you notes to friends and relatives who gave them Christmas presents.

Read below some suggestions for writing additional thank you notes.

  1. Go to and find out how to write a note to a Christian in prison for their faith. Thank them for encouraging other Christians to serve God no matter what the cost.
  2. Is there someone in your community who faces obstacles as they tirelessly serve God and others? Send them a note thanking them for their service.
  3. Thank someone who has helped you grow in your faith and in your desire to be a strong witness for Jesus.

Share Christmas with a Child

Would you like to give the child of a persecuted Christian a Christmas present this year?

Each year, The Voice of the Martyrs works through its global network to reach the children of persecuted Christians with a special Christmas Care Pack. The contents fit the needs of the children in each region. They include school supplies, clothing, hygiene items, and a toy. And every pack comes with a full-color, illustrated children’s Bible in the child’s language. For most of these children, it is the first Bible they have ever received!

To find out how to order a Christmas Care Pack, visit, or call 800-747-0085.

Laos: A Birthday Prayer

The Voice of the Martyrs’ Global Prayer Guide guides Christians in praying for their Christian family around the world. Click here to find more about the guide and an interactive prayer map.

Read below what the guide says about Christians in Laos.

*The Communist government and Buddhist monks persecute Christians. But the church continues to grow.

*Most Laotians practice a version of Buddhism mixed with spirit worship. Many Laotians believe that Christians make the spirits angry.

*House churches and church buildings exist, but most do not have a trained pastor. In most villages, no church buildings are allowed.

*Christians often are unable to get jobs, medical treatment, and education. Lao believers are often arrested and held for up to a week.

[The president of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachith, was born on August 15, 1937. On his birthday, pray that President Vorachith will rule wisely and fairly.]

[Photo: A girl doing chores in Laos]

The Global Prayer Guide also suggests the following prayer needs for President Vorachith’s country.

*Pray that believers will grow in faith by hearing God’s Word on electronic devices where Bibles are not available.

*Pray that evangelists will avoid arrest.

*Pray that young believers will gain the knowledge and maturity to serve God.

*Pray that new believers kicked out of their villages will not waver in faith.

*Pray that shortwave radio broadcasts will reach new hearts and encourage believers.

*Pray that leaders will understand that Christianity is not an American religion, but is for everyone who trusts in Jesus.

Five Ways to Pray During the Virus Pandemic

1. Pray for the protection of those not infected and for the healing of those who have become infected. Pray that they will trust in God and feel His presence and care each day.

2. Pray that Christians around the world and in the U.S. will seek opportunities to advance God’s kingdom amid the confusion and fear caused by the pandemic.

3. Pray for eternal fruit as Christians in China and other nations reach out to those affected by or fearful of the coronavirus.

4. Pray that followers of Christ will see God’s goodness amid hardship, sickness and loss caused by the coronavirus and that they will convey His goodness and hope to those around them.

5. Pray that this crisis will lead government officials in hostile areas and restricted nations to the truth of the gospel and the hope found only in Jesus Christ.