"There are two organizations I support that reflect the original mission of the Knights Templar, which was protecting Christian pilgrims travel to the Holy land. While today I can't personally protect persecuted Christians, there is Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors USA. Both have a similar mission in helping persecuted Christians world wide. As a Templar I personally feel this is an important mission to support. Listed below is information for both. " Sir Derek Nordio
Deuteronomy 15:11 "For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land."
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost.
The Voice of the Martyrs continues this mission around the world today through the following purposes:
To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.
Global Christian Relief (formally known as Open Doors USA) dedicated to the idea that every Christian belongs to one Church and one Family.
For more than 60 years, GRC has worked toward a simple goal: strengthening Christians, wherever they are threatened for their faith in Jesus.
In more than 60 countries, Global Christian Relief is on the ground, bringing support and help, wherever we’re needed most. Working through local churches and Christians of every culture and language, we want to live out the command Jesus gave His followers: to be one.
Whether believers need long-term or emergency aid, GRC is there.
When Christians don’t have access to Bibles or Christian resources, GRC is there.
When believers are thrown out of their homes and forced to flee their families, GRC is there.
When Christians are persecuted, attacked, discriminated against and targeted because they follow Jesus, GRC is there.
And when you support the work of GRC through prayer and giving, you can be there, too. If you want to learn more about the problem of persecution—and how to pray for your persecuted family—read the 2021 World Watch List, Global Christian Relief annual ranking of the 50 most dangerous places for Christians.
King David Priory and OMSDT are happy to announce that we are Frontline Partners with Global Christian Relief.
As Frontline Partners, we stand with persecuted Christians by helping wherever support is needed most; through programs such as trauma counseling, safe houses, providing Bibles, emergency aid, rebuilding of churches and more! This is part of our Order's mission and reflects our Order's motto:
"Defenders of the Faith"
Motto description: "The original Knights Templars defended Christian pilgrims in their travels to the Holy Land and defended the faith in general. As modern Templars, we cannot perform the original mission, but we can partner with organizations that help persecuted Christians worldwide."
Join us today in our global mission and other works of charity. Together we can make a difference in the world and support of our fellow Christians.