By Amy B. McCraw, Halifax Media Group.
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church on Grove Street is giving the wristbands away free to anyone concerned about the plight of persecuted Christians.
“It is a constant reminder,” said Ruth Bodey, a member of Hendersonville Presbyterian. “When you look at it, you remember and offer up a prayer. It is a wonderful opportunity for Christians to testify to the fact they are standing with their brothers and sisters.”
Bodey bought 25 of the silicone wristbands from the nonprofit, interdenominational organization Voice of the Martyrs about three weeks ago. She left them in the church’s library for anyone who wanted to show their support for Christians suffering in countries where Islamic extremists have taken hold.
The wristbands show the phrase “i-am-n” along with a website address on the outside. The statement “I will not suffer in silence” is written in smaller letters on the inside. The wristbands also show the Arabic letter for “n” written in red.