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  • 01 August 2020
30 Day Challenge: August 2020

The unknown author of the letter to the Hebrews, makes a challenging statement in Hebrews 11:1. He states: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NKJV) This statement highlights the genuine struggle we Christians have; physical circumstances dictate one reality to the physical eye, while the Word […]

  • 30 July 2020
LAOS: No Rice for Christians

Seven families from two tribal groups are nearing starvation after village authorities confiscated their farmland because of their faith in Christ. About 50 people from the Khmu and Hmong tribes form the seven families. “Their faith is strong, and everyone is actively serving one another and the Lord,” wrote a VOM partner. The families are […]

  • 30 July 2020
CHINA: Government Orders Low-Income Families to Abandon their Faith or Lose Financial Aid

In the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of Christians, poor families are now being told to renounce their faith or lose welfare benefits. The Chinese economy has been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially low-income households struggling to make ends meet. Now government officials are ordering Christians who receive welfare payments to replace crosses, religious […]

  • 30 July 2020
KOREA: Accused as Criminals for Bible Distribution

The Bible remains essential to the church in North Korea today, and The Voice of the Martyrs Korea is determined to continue getting God’s Word into this closed nation through the use of various innovative methods. However, these efforts have recently become a point of contention with leaders of the South Korean government who are […]

  • 27 July 2020
Emergency Relief for Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso

Christians in the north of this small African nation are suffering because of their faith. Many have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything behind. Armed groups, including some aligned with al-Qaida and Islamic State, are waging a campaign of indiscriminate killing, beginning with occasional attacks that have intensified over time. Some of the […]

  • 27 July 2020
Christian Families Receive Emergency Aid

On 21 March, in a desperate move to curb surging COVID-19 cases, Pakistan imposed a nationwide lockdown. The enforced restrictions significantly affected the country’s poor and vulnerable communities, including the Christian minority. Pakistani Christians, most often day labourers in the lowest paying jobs, were struggling financially before the pandemic. Then, because the restrictions meant they […]

  • 27 July 2020
Providing Life-Changing Practical Help to Women in India

In 2008, hundreds of Christians in India were forced to convert to Hinduism as fanatic groups and lynch mobs terrorised villages issuing a stark ultimatum: convert or die. The violent attacks left many dead and around 50,000 people homeless as churches and homes were burnt to the ground. Since that time, persecution and violence against […]

  • 27 July 2020
Jay’s story – Counting it all Joy

Raised in a strict Muslim family, Jay’s dream was to preach Islam everywhere he went, that is until he met a Christian woman and found Jesus. Born in Malaysia, Jay was raised and educated in Islamic law. Many of his family were Muslim evangelists; his brother was an Imam at the local mosque and Jay […]

  • 27 July 2020
From our CEO: August 2020

Dear Friends, According to Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” This is how many of our persecuted brothers and sisters worship in nations hostile to the Gospel. They congregate in their homes, in small numbers, in secret. Often family members […]

  • 24 July 2020
SUDAN: Apostasy Laws Abolished

After more than 30 years of Islamist rule, Sudan has passed a series of legal reforms. Two major changes involved the abolishment of public flogging and the repeal of apostasy laws for those leaving Islam. Other regulations relate to the consumption of alcohol, female mutilation, and the opportunity for women to travel with their children […]

  • 24 July 2020
ETHIOPIA: Slaughter in Oromia

The assassination in Addis Ababa of a popular ethnic Oromo singer has triggered an explosion of ethnic-religious violence. The violence appears organised, designed to destabilise the nation and derail the reforms of Prime Minister Abiy (a Protestant Christian). Commencing at 4am on 30 June, gangs of Oromo nationalists specifically targeted ethnic Amhara Ethiopian Orthodox Christians […]

  • 24 July 2020
TURKEY: Deportation of Pastor’s Wife, A Mother-Of-Three

An American mother-of-three has been told she has to leave Turkey, one of the latest incidents in a series of expulsions of Christian expatriates from the country. There are reports stating how 35 Protestant Christian workers were refused entry to Turkey last year. Joy Subasigüller, originally from Florida, USA, and her Turkish husband Lütfü Subasigüller […]