No one ever visits the grave of a martyr. —Richard Wurmbrand, Founder of The Voice of the Martyrs
It is difficult to visit the grave of a martyr; difficult to reflect on their ultimate sacrifice for Christ. Yet those who have become a part of
the great cloud of witnesses are powerful examples of sacrificial service, of complete commitment to Christ. Remembering them can impact our own journey and willingness to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.
The Voice of the Martyrs is committed to keep alive the memory of those who stood for Christ to the death; a part of that commitment is represented in our desire to construct a permanent Martyrs Monument. The monument will contain the names and dates of some of the thousands of believers who have given their lives for the cause of the gospel, and will provide an opportunity for American Christians to experience the awesome challenge of visiting a martyr’s grave.
The Monument will also allow American Christians to declare that they too are willing to stand for Christ, just as the martyrs have, by making a contribution and signing the online pledge to stand strong for Christ. Those who contribute and sign the pledge will be permanently listed at The Martyrs Monument web site. Placing your name permanently is a powerful way to communicate to your friends and family that you have been blessed by the testimonies of this
great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) and that you too are willing to stand to the death for your faith in Christ.