Welcome to Martyrs for Christ

Every minute of every day Christians are persecuted. Persecution is non-stop. Across the planet Christians suffer because they follow Jesus Christ. Martyrs for Christ aims to support Christians whenever and wherever persecution strikes.

More than 200 million Christians around the world today face brutal opposition and persecution because of their beliefs. They endure discrimination, intimidation, attacks, fines, imprisonment, torture and death for their faith.

We are a non-profit, interdenominational organization dedicated to serving Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ. Our efforts primarily focus on the following:
Persecuted believers are hungry for bibles and Christian literature. We provide these in local languages to build up the church, to encourage evangelism and to disciple new believers in Christ.
Few leaders in the persecuted church have had any theological education. We empower and train Christian to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted.
Persecution means that families lose their breadwinners to imprisonment or death. Violence forces them to flee or lose their livelihoods and discrimination makes employment difficult. We give practical relief to persecuted Christians and to the families of Christian Martyrs in these areas throughout the world.

Our Mission

We exist to glorify God by serving His persecuted church.

Our Vision

To strengthen and equip the Body of Christ living under or facing restriction or persecution due to their faith in Jesus Christ, and to encourage their involvement in world evangelism by:

  • Providing Bibles and literature, media, leadership training, socio-economic development and intercessory prayer;
  • Preparing the Body of Christ living in threatened or unstable areas to face persecution and suffering; and
  • Educating and mobilizing the Body of Christ living in the free world to identify with the threatened and persecuted Christians and to be actively involved in assisting them.

We do so because we believe when one member suffers, all members suffer with them.

Our Purpose

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Coming to the aid of those who suffer for their faith
  • Remembering the families of today’s Christian martyrs
  • Rebuilding the Church’s witness after persecution ends
  • Reaching out in love to the persecutors
  • Raising a voice for those who cannot speak

Our Values

We believe that the following core values are essential in carrying out our mission in a manner that glorifies the Lord:

  • Practicing an uncompromising faithfulness to God
  • Being evangelical and non-denominational
  • Demonstrating integrity
  • Pursuing excellence
  • Practicing empowerment
  • Exhibiting independence within partnerships
  • Showing respect

Our Dedication

We remember where we came from and honor God for opening doors of ministry to us and for enabling us – through the faithful support of Christians around the world – to continue equipping and strengthening our bothers and sisters in faith.

We also reflect on our continued responsibility towards our persecuted family. Many Christians face discrimination, harassment, imprisonment, beatings, expulsion, torture and even death because they have embraced Christ. We are not surprised by the persecution. The Lord warned that this is the reality of the Christian way. However, we want to be there for our brothers and sisters in a dynamic way, helping them to make sense of their persecution and also to equip them to be the salt and the light the Lord has called them to be.

We therefore want to react and face with boldness these challenges. It is a great privilege for us to serve in those areas where faith is threatened and we want to do so responsibly. We value every prayer on behalf of the persecuted church and every donation that helps us to do the work God entrusted to us.

Our Plea to You

We believe that no door is closed for the gospel and that no force of darkness can extinguish the Light of Christ in His people. Our prayer is that you will discover a renewed passion for shining Christ’s Light in a dark world and connect with our persecuted brothers and sisters in a deep way. We are called to pray for them. Please continue to remember and pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

The extent and severity of the suffering of Christians in many parts of the world for their faith is very real. For Christians it is important that we are informed about their situation so that we may respond with love and practical help for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are asking your to get involved in taking action for our suffering brothers and sisters. For many Christians around the world we are the only family they have. They are counting on us to be family.

How We Serve

Millions of Christians around the world are facing persecution for their faith. Our aim is not to put and end to the persecution or to punish the persecutors. Our aim is to assist those facing persecution and to help them make disciples amidst such difficult circumstances. We want to encourage persecuted believers. They should know they are not alone and that we are standing beside them.
We do not compete with other organizations or local churches. Instead, we aim to fill the gaps. We want to go where others do not have access. We do not want to duplicate any work that has already been done. So we seek strategic partnerships with others to optimize opportunities to make a difference.
Many Christians in restricted countries have never owned their own Bible. We believe in the life-changing character of The Word and seek to meet this need.
Shortage of Bibles and a lack of knowledge go hand-in-hand. We therefore support leadership training from Christ-orientated study materials. We endeavour to equip leaders and to provide Biblical solutions to everyday needs.
If you ask persecuted Christians about their needs they would universally ask for prayer. We want to be faithful in generating prayer support for our brothers and sisters. Simultaneously we want to educate the free Church about their persecuted family members.
Persecuted Christians sometimes feel very lonely, isolated and forsaken by the free Church. It means a lot to them to receive visits from believers from the free Church. We arrange tours to various closed countries to support and strengthen our bothers and sisters by our presence.

Our Governance

We are led by a Board of Directors the represents the combined interest of Namibian churches, religious institutions and other stakeholders that seek to play a key role in assisting the persecuted church. An Executive Director has been appointed by the board to oversee the activities of the organization.
  • The role, responsibilities and mandate of the board is governed by an approved Board Charter / Constitutions / ??????.
  • The board consists of ? members. Only ? are eligible for nomination to the board.
  • Nominations may be submitted by ? in the following manner ?.
  • Meetings of the board are held at least ? per annum.
  • Members are chosen from ?.
  • ? acts as the secretary at meetings of the board. The duties of the secretary include ?.
  • Oversight of the implementation of strategic plans and monitoring of day-to-day activities are performed by the Executive Director, who is ultimately accountable to the Board of Directors.
  • The Executive Director is chosen as follows: ?, serves for a period of ? years and is eligible for re-election.

The following additional roles have been established to support the Executive Director:
  • Executes strategic initiatives and monitors the success with which the organization meets its mission and goals.
  • Seeks and builds strategic partnerships to better enable access to and the effectiveness of operations in closed countries and regions.
  • Liases with local and regional representatives, prayer group coordinators and other contacts.
  • Oversees specific local and foreign projects in terms of progress and quality of delivery.
  • Liases with stakeholders and responsible persons to continuously stay aware of project status.
Assumes responsibility for the day-to-day administrative management of the head office and financial management of the organization, including:
  • Procurement;
  • Payroll;
  • Cash management; and
  • Financial reporting.

Our Partners

Martyrs for Christ works with a number of international partners in prayer, support and advocacy campaigns on behalf of persecuted Christians.
Partnering with indigenous believers and churches, including underground house church networks and Christian cell groups to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid, medicine, clothes, Bibles, and other requested items; ……………………..