Malaysia and Brunei: Valuable Tools
  • 13 July 2020

In Malaysia and Brunei, the movements of Christian workers and evangelists have been restricted due to COVID-19. Our partners there have reported using WhatsApp and Zoom for the first time, along with phone contact, to encourage Muslim background believers. In-depth Bible study using Zoom is just one of the many ways technology is being used, […]

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VOMK Under Investigation
  • 09 July 2020

Voice of the Martyrs Korea (VOMK) has now become a target for an investigation, after relations between the North and the South deteriorated in early June over balloons launched by North Korean defector groups. Every year, in partnership with other VOM offices, including Australia, Voice of the Martyrs Korea has sent Bibles into North Korea […]

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NIGERIA: Reports of “Unfolding Genocide”
  • 09 July 2020

For several years, suffering has been a way of life for Christians in Nigeria. In 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a preliminary examination into this troubling situation which was formerly caused by the violence of Boko Haram militants. Thousands of lives have been lost throughout the years that have followed, along with the […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Man Shot Dead by Neighbour
  • 09 July 2020

A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his Muslim neighbour for buying a house in a Muslim area has died. Nadeem Joseph was admitted to hospital after being attacked in Peshawar, but died on 29 June after multiple surgeries. Nadeem and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were set upon by Salman Khan and his sons […]

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LAOS: Father Expels and Threatens Sons for Attending Church
  • 09 July 2020

A teenager and his younger brother were kicked out of their home recently for attending church. Chan and Huang were in a church service outside Vientiane on 24 May when their father burst in and began swearing at them. He told them to stop worshipping and go home. Members of the congregation prevented the boys’ […]

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ISRAEL: New Christian Faces Daily Struggles in Orthodox Jewish Culture
  • 09 July 2020

A former Orthodox Jew who came to faith in Jesus Christ is now homeless and has little hope of finding work. After meeting a Christian worker nine years ago, Noa gradually came to understand and believe the Gospel and recently, he placed his faith in Jesus as Saviour. His decision, however, was met with intense […]

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CHINA: Church Demolished, Christians Hospitalised
  • 01 July 2020

In the morning of 12 June, around 200 officials from various government departments arrived at the Sunzhuang Church with cranes and heavy-duty machinery. Personnel from the Zhengzhou High-Tech District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau forced their way into the church and took control of the Christians gathered there. They did not show any legal documents. […]

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SUDAN: Christians See the Light After Years of Oppression
  • 01 July 2020

Sudan has seen genocide, war, and persecution for as long as some can remember, but is finally coming out of the dark. The nation’s new transitional government is making real reforms that allow the Sudanese people to live and worship more freely. Observers are witnessing something that hasn’t happened in decades, Sudanese Christians worshipping freely without […]

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PAKISTAN: Family Discord and Blasphemy
  • 01 July 2020

A Christian man has been accused by two close family members of committing blasphemy, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Pakistan. Anwar Masih was arrested on 2 June and charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy law 295-C. Both his wife and daughter have accused him of speaking against Islam. Anwar’s wife, […]

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INDIA: Hindu Militants Install Idol Inside Church
  • 01 July 2020

Last week, a statue of a monkey-headed Hindu god was installed inside a Protestant AOG church that was undergoing renovations, in Haryana, northern India. The Hindu activists responsible then manhandled the church pastor and vandalised the building. The group claims that a Hindu temple once existed there, though they have failed to produce any documents […]

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30 Day Challenge – July 2020
  • 29 June 2020

If your life could be summarised on the epithet of a tombstone, what would you like it to say? I can imagine that for some it may read “Highly influential”; for others it may read “Led many to the LORD”. Would you be happy if it simply read “A man after God’s own heart”? This […]

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Pastors in Jordan talk about Ministry during COVID-19
  • 29 June 2020

What is it like to be a pastor in the Middle East during the time of the coronavirus? Jordanian pastors David and John gave Voice of the Martyrs Australia an insight into how things were and still are for their churches and congregations in this season. Pastor David is an active evangelist who frequently suffers […]

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