Internationally Serving Leaders Who Risk Much for Jesus

Spirit of Martyrdom International exists for the glory of God by serving, assisting and equipping Christian leaders in persecuted regions worldwide. We invest in global relationships with overcoming Christian leaders who are making a difference in the lives of suffering people.

You Will Be My Witnesses . . . to the Ends of the Earth. Acts 1:8

Martus = Credible Witness
In Acts 1:8, the Greek word “martus” is translated as “witness.” “Martus” is also the English root word for “martyr”. Living in restricted nations, our international leaders are “living martyrs” because their faithful and bold witness for Christ puts both their lives and their freedoms at risk. Likewise, our international family inspires us as fellow believers to lay down our lives in full surrender and obedience to God . . . with the same Spirit of Martyrdom.

David Witt is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International. David, his wife Cindy, and SOM workers travel worldwide nurturing relationships with the Body of Christ. Russell Stendal, previously taken hostage by anti-Christian forces, bravely directs the work in Colombia and throughout South America. Other clean-hearted and gifted directors lead in Asia, Mexico, and North Africa.

and raise support for international leaders, speak on their behalf, and equip them to serve as courageous witnesses of Jesus Christ.

 international leaders in training others with tools for multiplication and maturity in Christ.

nationally training believers in multiplication with discipleship and evangelism workshops.

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“The network of house churches has seen over half a million Indians who have come to faith in Jesus over the past seven years.”

Pastor Singh, SOM India

“In 2011 when I first met David, I knew by name every Christian Muslim Background Believer (MBB) in Senegal. Today, there are hundreds beyond my knowledge.”

Saidou, SOM North Africa
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SOM raises awareness and support for believers all over the world who are at risk because of their faith in Jesus Christ.  Here on our site, we give the latest updates from those who are serving internationally the persecuted church.


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Spirit of Martyrdom is continually teaching classes on evangelism and discipleship as well as raising awareness for the church at risk internationally.

Evangelism Witness Development Workshop in Cottonwood, AZ

January 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

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