Imagine being imprisoned, beaten, or even worse, killed, if a Bible is found in your home. Imagine worshipping in a church service that you know could be bombed at any moment. Imagine being denied education or a job and struggling to survive. All because you believe in Jesus. Today, 1 out of every 8 Christians live in a country where they suffer some form of persecution. Sunday, November 7, is the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. It's an opportunity to remember, pray for, and support our brothers and sisters.
Our good friend Todd Nettleton from The Voice of the Martyrs joins the conversation. Todd is host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio, heard Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Moody Radio Florida, and the author of When Faith is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians from Moody Publishers.
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. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, inspiring US 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.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.