Parents and Teachers
The July 2018 issue of The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter features stories and photos from a few of the remote areas where VOM works. You can share photos and stories from the issue and from this site about the featured Christians with your children, then pray together for the people in the stories.
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An Honor to Sacrifice
The following comments by The Voice of the Martyrs’ president, Cole Richards, appear in the July 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.
Among my heroes are two Moravian missionaries who 300 years ago attempted to sell themselves into slavery because it was the only way they could reach the lost in a remote slave colony. They were willing to sacrifice their freedom in order to reach the ends of the earth, considering it an honor to be able to serve Christ in this way. I think often of how they described Christ as being “worthy” of their sacrifice. Have we internalized Christ’s great worth? Do we consider it an honor to have the opportunity to sacrificially serve Him?
Much work remains for us on the world’s missions frontiers, but God’s will that His saving gospel reach the ends of the earth must surely come to pass. The visions recorded in Habakkuk 2:14 and Revelation 7:9, tell us that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea” and people “of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues” will worship in heaven’s throne room. Each of us should earnestly seek to play any role we can in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth — and count it an honor when we must sacrifice to do so.