Giving Tuesday?

The Caney River, taken facing south near the F...
The Caney River, taken facing south near the Frank Phillips Rd. overpass. Taken in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m supposed to have posted about my favorite nearby charity.

I was totally shocked to discover my favorite charity does business a half day’s drive away from me, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

That’s an unassuming place.

It’s an unassuming mission: providing surgery and prosthesis for Christians injured during persecution. Among other facets.

It just kills me to realize fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have been killed and maimed for their faith, left widowed, jobless, or homeless by the attacks of the violent.

But honestly, I think what bothers me most is finding persecution happening more and more, here, where I live, finding folks with stories that have been squelched, who do not even realize they are losing what we once had.

Okay, here is the mission: Voice of the Martyrs.

And here is just a tiny glimpse at what they deal with, daily:

An Afghan news service quoted Mr. Hanafi as saying, “Numerous Afghans have become Christians in India. This is an offense to Islamic laws, and according to the Quran, they need to be executed.” (from their website)

No, that’s not really a glimpse of what they deal with; not like the photos they send you if you ask for their literature. A photo of a little girl with her arm cut off, or of individual glass communion cups melted in a church torching will make you think. Will make you pray.

Will make you give.

The Voice of the Martyrs
P.O. Box 443
Bartlesville, OK 74005

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

7 thoughts on “Giving Tuesday?

  1. Wow!!! i didn’t know people still does that…maybe because in my country it’s mostly christians…So disturbing to learn people still get violent over religion and the choices we make relating to faith…I imagined that was only happening on the muslin countries…

      1. Wow….never heard about that Kath… Is that serious? To us in Brazil the muslins are minority in the US…to us your country is fond of the protestants…

        1. I believe the Muslims perceive us as weak, now, because the man serving as our president seems to favor them. It is all difficult to understand, I am sure, for someone in another country. The bombing of New York was like an official beginning of it.
          And yes, it is serious and we all are a bit scared. But I am not a good one to explain history or politics. Sorry.

    1. Thanks for this comment, Lisa!
      Actually, I think this kind of persecution is already here, itching and chomping at the bit for a chance to manifest.
      It arrived with a certain Kenyan international student attending one of our country’s colleges.

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