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EDITORIAL
A Voice Lost
Tom White VOM Director
Jim Dykstra
23-Apr-2012
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer. - Joseph M. Scriven, 1820-1886

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tom White. The loss of a husband and father is never an easy trial to face. We also pray for the staff of Voice of the Martyrs as they face new challenges in ministry, and adjust to the loss of their Director. When a voice is taken away prematurely the persecuted church suffers once more. Proverbs 31: 8-9 tells us to: “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy”. We will miss Tom’s dedication and voice.

Father, We pray for the family of Tom White. We ask they would find comfort and grace in You as they mourn the loss of a husband and father. We pray for understanding in the midst of a difficult time for the staff of VOM and pray they would find direction through the Holy Spirit.
Jim Dykstra