Today is the last post on Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand. This week I read the last chapter in the book titled "How Western Christians Can Help".
My last excerpt from this book will be a plea from the author to the western world (pages 143-144). It is as follows:
"I speak on behalf of my brethren who lie in countless nameless graves. I speak on behalf of my brethren who now meet secretly in forests, basements, attics, and other such places.
The message I bring from the Underground Church is:
Don't abandon us!
Don't forget us!
Don't write us off!
Give us the tools we need! We will pay the price for using them!
This is the message of I have been charged to deliver to the free Church.
I speak for the Underground Church, the silenced Church, the "dumb" Church, which has no voice to speak.
Hear the cries of your brothers and sisters in captive nations! They do not ask for escape, safety, or an easy life. They ask only for tools to counteract the poisoning of their youth--the next generation--with atheism. They ask for Bibles to use in spreading the Word of God. How can they spread the Word of God if they do not have it?"
This is the second time I have read this book, and I plan to read it again. It has greatly impacted me. If you have been impacted by it, please share a comment to that effect. If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend it.
If you would like to check out the ministry (Voice of the Martyrs) started by the author of this book you can do so by clicking here. There are many ways to get involved in helping the Persecuted Church if you so desire.