Voice of Martyrs, a nonprofit organisation has launched a special promotion of its I Am N campaign to raise awareness about Christian persecution around the world.
The organisation that has helping persecuted Christians since 1960s has launched the campaign in an effort to help citizens of the world realize that Christian persecution isn’t simply something that happens “over there,” and to give the suffering a face by associating the names and faces of real people.
The promotion started with 24 hours of prayers.
“When Christians learn about their brothers and sisters around the world, they’re inspired by that to stand with them … ” said Jason Peters, associate vice president of connection for VOM, to The Christian Post Tuesday. “We are their voice.”
“If you’re a follower of Christ, you’re my brother. It doesn’t matter if we know each other or not because we’re in the same family,” he said
The I Am N campaign not only raises awareness of Christian persecution via social media, but VOM’s ministry partners Integrity Music and David C. Cook also offer an I Am N album, which acts as a soundtrack for the movement and features artists like Sons & Daughters, The Brilliance, Israel and New Breed, Lincoln Brewster, New Life Worship, WorshipMob, Rend Collective, and new artist Greg Sykes, to name a few. There’s also an I Am N book and curriculum available.
The movement has already raised $5 million and all net proceeds from the sale of I Am N resources go directly to help Christians facing Islamic extremists, according to the campaign’s website.
The name I Am N is a mock for ISIS whose members went from home to home to look for Christians and spray painted huge Arabic letter for N on the houses and businesses of Christians showing that they were Nazrene (Followers of Jesus of Nazareth).
The Christians are forced to leave the village, convert to Islam, or die. Therefore, I Am N is a bold proclamation of one’s unwavering stand for Christ.
Founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who himself was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his belief in Christ, Voice of the Martyrs wants persecuted Christians worldwide to know that their brothers and sisters in Christ stand with them.
The organisation operates based on Hebrews 13:3: “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”