Your Call to Pray for the Persecuted: An Interview with Todd Nettleton from the Voice of the Martyrs

Episode #752
June 7, 2022
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The Bible tells us to remember the prisoners as if we were in prison with them (Heb. 13:3), and the first request of persecuted Christians is that we PRAY for them. In today’s episode, Thom and Sam talk to Todd Nettleton, Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for the Voice of the Martyrs–USA about a wonderful tool to help Christians answer the first request of our persecuted family by helping us to pray specifically and knowledgeably for them.

  • Can you tell us a little bit about The Voice of the Martyrs…what the organization does, and how the ministry started?
  • Why should Christians be praying for brothers and sisters who are enduring persecution for their faith?
  • What is the significance of a Bible for a believer living in a hostile or restricted nation?
  • Can you share the story of one of the persecuted Christians you’ve met?


Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for the Voice of the Martyrs–USA and host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. He serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, inspiring Christians with the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name. During more than 20 years serving at VOM, Todd has traveled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution in more than 30 nations. He is the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio and author of When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians (Moody 2021). A graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University) Todd has done postgraduate study at the University of Oklahoma. 




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