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10 Quotes from 2020

The following quotes were shared with or by workers from The Voice of the Martyrs during 2020. Most of the quotes came from Christians in countries where believers are persecuted.

1. “We don’t know about the future, but we must face it.” — Christian in Indonesia who was attacked and injured by a non-Christian

2. “I love the fact that God has given me a front row seat to what He is doing in the earth. These are, without question, the most exciting days to be alive in the history of the church. There has never been a time like right now. I am confident that was true in 2019, and I know it will be true in 2020. What a blessing. It also makes me encourage people that if you find yourself afraid these days, you should turn off your television and pick up your Bible and a VOM newsletter, and see what God is doing.” — VOM worker

3. “There is no weapon sharper than prayer.” — Christian girl in Canada

4. “The enemy is never angry at pastors who sit still.” — VOM worker in Colombia

5. “I am happy to follow my Lord, whatever the cost.” — Christian imprisoned in Burma for his faith

6. “When you read about modern medicine benefiting the people, or girls getting an opportunity to get an education, it is usually through missionaries who have counted the cost and paid a great price to come and bring the gospel of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God and its reality to that place.” — Dr. Mary Ho on VOM Radio

7. “We’re put here to bring God’s kingdom into our circumstances. I will not hate, but I will forgive. I will not be like them.” — persecuted Christian in Colombia

8. “Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference.” — American teenager

9. “The harder [the Bible’s opponents] try to stomp out the fires of the gospel’s power and message, the more those embers will spread.” — Cole Richards, VOM’s president

10. “As a follower of Jesus, we never give up. We never stop loving them. Although I thought I had forgiven [the person who persecuted him], there was still pain. Slowly I started praying for him again. As a follower of Jesus, you have to continue praying for and loving them, even when they reject you.” — Christian in Afghanistan