Each year hundreds of Christians are persecuted world-wide for shining the light of God’s Word on a world of darkness. Persecution ranges from murder and beheadings, terror, torture, imprisonment exile, destruction and rape to the loss of home and assets and/or employment, or even rejection from a community.  

Below is a list of 43 countries that are considered the most dangerous, difficult or illegal for Christians. 

Algeria                          Kuwait                               Qatar

Bahrain                         Kyrgyzstan                        Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh                  Lagos                                Somalia

Bhutan                          Libya                                 Sri Lanka

Brunei                           Malaysia                            Sudan

China                             Mali                                   Syria

Columbia                      Morocco                            Tajikstan

Cuba                             Myanmar/Burma               Tanzania

Egypt                            North Korea                       Turkey

Eritrea                           Nepal                                 Turkmenistan

India                              Nigeria                               United Arab Emirates

Iran                               Oman                                  Uzbekistan

Jordan                          Pakistan                              Vietnam

Kazakhstan                  Philippines (Southern)        Yemen


The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a non-profit interdenominational Christian missions organization, dedicated to serving persecuted Christians around the world. Their office in the United States was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who himself spent fourteen years in a communist prison in Romania for his faith in Christ. His story and dramatic testimony is told in the recently released movie, Tortured for Christ. (in theaters as of March 5, 2018.)

The VOM US organization provides practical and spiritual assistance to persecuted Christians in 68 countries world-wide. Wurmbrand based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”  

The following story comes to us from VOM's publication, Voice of the Martyrs magazine, and occurred in one of the countries listed above.

“She clutched her bag as she made her way to a table in the small cafe.  After ordering tea, she carefully placed the bag on the floor between her feet and glanced around the crowded room.

She smiled, knowing that what she had placed on the floor was about to change lives; but, she also knew that members of her country’s secret police could be among the crowd in the cafe and could arrest her.  She prayed: ‘Dear Jesus, please use this to draw people to You.’

One by one the cafe customers searched their phones for a Wi-Fi connection. When they found one that didn’t require a password, they clicked on it.  But…instead of a page stating the Wi-Fi’s terms and conditions, an offer for a free digital download of the New Testament appeared on their screens.

When she had finished her tea and paid her bill, she picked up her bag and went home.  She planned to do the same thing the next day in a local park.”

In one of GOD’S OTHER WAYS©, today’s newest technology is being used to provide a new way to help shine the Light into darkness and to further spread His Word throughout the world.