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

7 thoughts on “Giving Tuesday?

  1. giulas41 says:

    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…

        • katharinetrauger says:

          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.

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