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30 Day Challenge – June 2019

“Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the Gospel should live from the Gospel. But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me.” 1 Corinthians 9:14-22 (NKJV). The Apostle

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Smuggling the Digital Word

Al-Shabab militants came for Christian schoolteachers Philip Okumu and Daniel Wekesa in the middle of the night. They surrounded the men’s house in their small Kenyan village near the Somali border and then tossed a grenade through a window. As flames spread through the concrete-block

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From our CEO: Future Outlook

As we commemorate 50 years at Voice of the Martyrs, we are encouraged by the commitment of those who have brought us thus far. There are too many to mention; supporters, volunteers, staff and leaders have toiled faithfully year in and year out to create

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Keeping the Faith, 50 years on

In 1962 Aida Skripnikova was just a young woman when she was first imprisoned in communist Russia for her Christian faith. In the first Australian edition of Jesus to the Communist World written in November 1969, a call to pray for Aida was published. At

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ALL BECAUSE OF A BOOK by Merv Knight

“Merv, you really must read this book.” That is how a change in my life began when my friend and co-worker, Reg Werry, handed me a copy of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Tortured for Christ. It was March 1968 and Reg had just read the

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UNASHAMED by Merv Knight

Fifty years of working with Pastor Wurmbrand and Voice of the Martyrs gives rise to many memories. I well recall sitting in a small house in China in the early 1990s. I had come to visit and bring aid to the wife of a Christian

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TURKEY: Entry Ban on Christian Workers

For years Turkey has placed restrictions on religious leadership training. As a result, many pastors in the country have been foreign nationals. However, new visa restrictions are now being placed on foreign religious workers entering the country. In early April, an American pastor (name withheld)

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ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day

More than 140 Christians were arrested as they gathered in a private courtyard in the Mai Temenai area of Asmara, in Eritrea last Friday. Our partner Release Eritrea reports that 104 women, 23 men and 14 children were arrested. The arrests came amid rising tensions

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BURKINA FASO: Ten More Christians Killed

Ten more Christians were killed as attacks on churches continues in northern Burkina Faso. The ten, including a Catholic priest, died in attacks on 12 and 13 May. On 12 May, in the village of Dablo, 90kms from the city of Kaya, between 20 –

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CHINA: Cash Rewards for Information on Christian Activity

One Chinese city is now offering to pay for information on anyone involved in “illegal religious activities”. Authorities in Guangzhou have offered rewards equalling as much as $2,100 to those reporting the activities. The largest rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest of

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PAKISTAN: Upcoming Court Hearing

The court handling the case of Pakistani Christian Imran Ghafur announced a new court hearing on Friday 17 May. Imran has been in prison for nearly 10 years on blasphemy charges. In January 2010 Imran Ghafur was sentenced to life in prison and fined the

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