The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational ministry dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide.
The Voice of the Martyrs was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned in Communist Romania for 14 years for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States in the 1960s. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities Christians face in restricted nations. They established a network of offices dedicated to providing practical and spiritual assistance to the persecuted church.
The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through our five main purposes:
- To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for their involvement in propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by providing Bibles, literature, radio broadcasts, medical assistance, and other forms of aid.
- To give relief to the families of Christian martyrs in these areas of the world.
- To equip local Christians to love and win to Christ their enemies who are opposed to the gospel in countries where believers are actively persecuted for their Christian witness.
- To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries that have formerly suffered Communist oppression.
- To emphasize the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of atrocities committed against Christians and by remembering their courage and faith.