Social Voice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The following is a list of frequently asked questions that we have compiled to give you answers to commonly asked questions.
- What is the purpose of Social Voice? What should I intend to accomplish?
- Is there any cost for me to be a part of Social Voice?
- Am I obligated to do something on a regular basis, or just when I desire?
- Does the ministry automatically send me information and/or resources, or only when I request?
- How do I find the Prayer Bulletins?
- What are some ways I can get involved in helping my persecuted brothers and sisters?
- No matter where The Voice of the Martyrs ministers, the first request of persecuted Christians is almost always the same: "Pray for us." However, our supporters often ask the question, "How do I pray for persecuted Christians?
- What if I would like to do something that is not on the list of ways to get involved?
- What if I want to discontinue my involvement; what must I do?
What is the purpose of Social Voice? What should I intend to accomplish?
The primary purpose of the site is to encourage friends of VOM to be advocates for persecuted believers by offering public prayer for persecuted Christians, writing to prisoners and encouraging their friends to do the same, and sending FREE copies of "Tortured for Christ" to their friends.
Is there any cost for me to be a part of Social Voice?
There is no cost either to register for Social Voice or to continue your involvement.
Am I obligated to do something on a regular basis, or just when I desire?
You are involved at your initiative, only.
Does the ministry automatically send me information and/or resources, or only when I request?
As a member you will automatically receive a weekly prayer alert, a monthly program alert and occasional updates.
Certain resources can be provided for members via email request.
How do I find the Prayer Bulletins?
Members have to login to Social Voice using their email address and password to view the Prayer Bulletins. If the bulletin you are seeking is not currently displayed as the Featured Prayer Bulletin, go to "Prayer Bulletins by Country" below the Featured Prayer Bulletin. If the country of the bulletin you are seeking is not listed, click on the link, "View All Countries", where you can find the Prayer Bulletins by country and title.
What are some ways I can get involved in helping my persecuted brothers and sisters?
1) Become a member of Social Voice so you can:
a) Promote prayer for persecuted Christians by forwarding Social Voice prayer bulletins to your friends or printing them for posting in your church or for distribution in your Bible study group, prayer group, Sunday school class, etc.
b) Send your friends free copies of "Tortured for Christ".
c) Write to imprisoned Christians. You can do this on your own or with a group (see also www.PrisonerAlert.com).
2) Maintain an ongoing VOM display in your church.
3) Show a VOM DVD to a congregation, Sunday school class, or Bible study.
4) Invite a VOM speaker to your church (www.VOMMeetings.com).
5) Encourage your church's youth department to utilize VOM childrens literature (www.KidsofCourage.com).
6) Use VOM material for a Vacation Bible School.
7) Encourage your church's high school youth group to watch Underground Reality Vietnam DVD (www.UR-Video.com).
8) Suggest your church host a VOM Saturday conference (888- 330-8015 ext. 429).
9) Sponsor a VOM related project: A Blanket and a Bible, Action Packs, Bibles Unbound.
10) Host a periodic prayer meeting on behalf of the persecuted church.
11) Adopt a front -line worker, either individually or as a group (www.vombooks.com/adopt).
12) Send Bibles to those who do not know Christ in a hostile or restricted country. You can order a Bibles Unbound DVD from www.BiblesUnbound.com.
13) Take a packet of VOM information to other churches in your area.
14) Bring a group to VOM in Oklahoma as short-term volunteers (http://volunteer.persecution.com).
15) Consider being a volunteer spokesperson for VOM in your area (888-330-8015 ext. 8429).
No matter where The Voice of the Martyrs ministers, the first request of persecuted Christians is almost always the same: "Pray for us." However, our supporters often ask the question, "How do I pray for persecuted Christians?
The Word of God remains our best guide for knowing how to pray for our persecuted sisters and brothers worldwide.
As you come to the Throne of Grace on behalf of the Persecuted Christians, pray:
That persecuted believers will stand firm in their faith. (1 Peter 5:8-10)
That they will not be fearful, but trust God. (Rev. 2:10)
That they will not seek to retaliate, but entrust themselves to Him who judges justly and seek to live in peace with everyone. (Rom. 12:17-21; 1 Peter 2:23)
That they will be enabled to rejoice, even in suffering. (1 Peter 4:12-13)
That they will be able to actually love and forgive those who persecute them. (Matt. 5:43-44; Luke 23:34; Col. 3:13)
That they will bless those who have persecuted them. (Rom. 12:14, 21)
That they will keep their eyes on Jesus, persevere in their faith, and not grow weary or lose heart. (Heb. 10:32-39; Heb.12:1-3)
That they will trust God to enable them to proclaim the Gospel even while suffering. (2 Tim. 4:16-18)
That they will rely on the Lord's strength and not on their own. (2 Cor. 1:8-9)
That those who oppress Christians may experience repentance and salvation, just as Paul did. (Acts 9:1-19)
For the provision of Bibles and other Christian literature to reach the most remote and needy areas where they are in the shortest supply. (Psalm 119:42-43)
That those who suffer tremendous physical pain and trials will be delivered by the Lord from their agony. (II Corinthians 1:9-11)
That local leaders of the persecuted churches around the world would continue to faithfully fulfill their God-given responsibilities. (I Peter 5:1-4)
That those of us who have religious freedom will understand what it means to suffer with other members of the worldwide church. (I Corinthians 12:26)
That we who have religious freedom would have the boldness and courage to speak out and seek to make changes in the name of the Lord, on behalf of persecuted believers. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
That we who have religious freedom would faithfully remember and pray for our Christian family worldwide who are in prison and suffering for their faith. (Hebrews 13:3)
What if I would like to do something that is not on the list of ways to get involved?
We always welcome comments and ideas for new ways to become involved.
What if I want to discontinue my involvement; what must I do?
Simply login to Social Voice using the email address and password you provided when you registered to join Social Voice. Click on the the Update Profile tab and scroll down to Subscribe to the Social Voice Newsletter and select No. Scroll further down and click on "Update Profile" to save your changes.