Project: ABC Discipleship Training School
  • 24 July 2019

The Chinese church is under some of the greatest persecution in the past 50 years. Despite this, thousands of Chinese are converting to Christianity each day. The church needs more trained leaders to continue advancing the underground church and to guard against heresy. VOM Australia, is partnering with World Compassion to supply foundational Christian teaching […]

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Project: Motorbike for Sam
  • 24 July 2019

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs was able to provide a motorbike for Sam, a frontline worker in Indonesia. Every Sunday at 10am, Sam and his church members gather for a Sunday meeting.  In addition, Sam leads a cell group of 25 members, around 15km from his home.  Sam also […]

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Project: Support for Five Pastors in Brunei
  • 24 July 2019

In 2019, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs is providing support for five pastors in Brunei, a country where Christian evangelism is prohibited. Currently, there are only 20 legally registered churches and no new church buildings are allowed. House churches are becoming the most effective way for Christians to meet and […]

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CHINA: Sentencing of Pastor John Cao set for 25 July
  • 22 July 2019

The Pu’er Intermediate People’s Court in Yunnan province will declare the sentence of Pastor John Cao on 25 July at 10am Beijing Time. Pastor John Cao served as a missionary in Myanmar’s Wa State, transforming the lives of more than 2,000 impoverished minority children by building 16 schools and worked to fight poverty in the […]

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PAKISTAN: Pastor Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges
  • 18 July 2019

Jadoon Masih, a Pentecostal pastor who was arrested two years ago on charges of blasphemy, was acquitted on 12 July by the High Court in Lahore. Before his arrest, Masih was a pastor at Nasiri Pentecostal Church. While this is good news for Masih and the Christian community of Pakistan, the potential for mob violence […]

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INDIA: Christian Families Forced to ‘Reconvert’ or be Banished
  • 18 July 2019

Twelve Christian families in eastern India have been faced with an ultimatum by village leaders. They can ‘reconvert’ to the Sarna tribal religion or they can be forever banished from Mahuatoli village, located in the Gumla District of India’s Jharkhand state. The trouble started last month when, on 14 June, a mob attacked the 12 […]

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SYRIA: Bomb Attack on Qamishli Church
  • 18 July 2019

On Thursday 11 July, the Syriac Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, North-east Syria, was targeted in a car bomb attack. Although there were no known fatalities, state media reported that 11 civilians were injured and that the church and nearby properties sustained material damage. The attack on the church, which is in […]

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INDIA: Christians Fear Increased Persecution Under BJP’s Second Term
  • 10 July 2019

Christians across India fear that persecution will continue to increase now that the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured a second term in power. According to local monitors, a new wave of threats and intimidation have been reported since the BJP recorded a landslide victory in India’s national elections in May. “A second […]

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NIGER: Mob Torches Churches After Mosque Sermon
  • 10 July 2019

A mob of Muslim radicals attacked two churches in Niger’s third largest city on 13 June following an imam’s inflammatory message. The protestors burned an Assemblies of God church in the Zaria neighbourhood, along with the pastor’s car, as well as the Life to the Full Christian Church. The imam in Zaria had denounced a […]

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IRAN: Christian Convert Family Targeted in Bushehr
  • 10 July 2019

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organisation Article 18 reports that on 1 July, intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian converts and arrested eight people, including five members of one family: Sam Khosravi (36), and […]

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MALI: Christian Village ‘Virtually Wiped Out’
  • 04 July 2019

Approximately 100 Christians were massacred by Muslim terrorists in the West African nation of Mali last month. On 9 June, armed Fulani Muslim militants invaded a predominately Christian village in Sobame Da, and killed men, women, and children. Officials say they found at least 95 bodies. The attackers also killed animals and set fire to […]

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