Bible Distribution in Vietnam.
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Local pastor in Laos.
Displaced girl from Mexico.
Persecuted children from Uganda.

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What are Hostile Areas and Restricted Nations?

RESTRICTED NATIONSVOM uses the term “restricted nation” to describe countries where government-sanctioned circumstances or anti-Christian laws lead to Christians being harassed, imprisoned, killed or deprived of possessions or liberties because of their witness. Also included are countries where government policy or practice prevents Christians from obtaining Bibles or other Christian literature. Christians in restricted nations often also experience persecution from family, community members and/or political groups, which VOM refers to as acts that are “hostile” toward Christian witness.

HOSTILE NATIONSVOM uses the term “hostile area” to identify nations or large areas of nations where governments may attempt to provide protection for the Christian population but Christians are still routinely persecuted by family, friends, neighbors or political groups because of their witness.

MONITORED NATIONSAreas closely monitored because of a trend toward increased persecution. The frequency and severity of persecution do not currently meet the criteria of the Hostile category.

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VOM’s Global Prayer Guide was created to help you pray more specifically for our brothers and sisters in Christ who risk rejection, imprisonment and even death as they obediently serve the Lord on dangerous and difficult mission fronts.

The guide includes information on each of the restricted nations and hostile areas where VOM serves our persecuted Christian family members.

The Lord has given His followers the amazing privilege of helping advance His kingdom through prayer. Thank you for choosing to serve our persecuted brothers and sisters in this way!