CHINA: Schools Urging Kids to Report Christian Relatives
  • 01 August 2019

The Chinese government continues to tighten its grip on Christianity by actively discouraging young people to engage in aspects of faith. Under the last year’s new Regulations on Religious Affairs legislation, school children are even encouraged to report any family members who espouse Christian views. The new policy has created fierce rifts amongst families, as […]

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Project: Support Frontline Workers in Indonesia
  • 30 July 2019

VOM’s Front Line Ministry fund was developed to directly assist pastors, evangelists and Christian workers who minister in the face of hostility and persecution. Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our donors, is currently supporting three frontline workers who are ministering to Merapu tribal people on Sumba Island, Indonesia. Merapu is a belief […]

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Children’s Bible more powerful than Muslim Evangelism
  • 28 July 2019

Last November, more than 20 children from the Borana Oromo tribe in northern Kenya pledged to return to Islam after Muslim evangelists brought them lollies, but days later Christian workers arrived with children’s Bibles. The workers led five donkeys loaded with the Bibles through thick forests and across rivers to reach the village of Uran […]

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From our CEO: August 2019
  • 28 July 2019

Dear Friends, The work of pastors and evangelists in countries where Christian acts of faith are restricted, remains daunting and very challenging. We hear story after story of pastors and believers being attacked or their places of worship being burned or demolished, often as a result of being falsely accused of illegal activity. Frontline workers […]

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Saved through Persecution in Laos
  • 28 July 2019

Mee, an evangelist in southern Laos, was cooking in her small outdoor kitchen when she was approached by a man who confessed to attempting to kill her husband Vang some years previously and, through the experience, found Jesus. The man was a sniper with the country’s communist government and was sent to shoot Vang for […]

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Beaten Body, Bold Witness
  • 28 July 2019

In 2016 Pastor Kabir was dragged off a bus on his way home from church and brutally beaten while attackers repeatedly asked him to deny Christ. During the attack he stood firm in his faith, continually saying, “I am going to serve the Lord only.” Pastor Kabir finished leading a prayer service at Saviour’s Church […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Woman Killed for Refusing to Convert to Islam
  • 25 July 2019

Saima Sardar, a resident of a Christian-majority neighbourhood in Faisalabad, was reportedly shot and killed on 10 July by Muhammad Waseem, a Muslim man, after she refused to convert to Islam and marry him. According to local reports, Saima worked as a staff nurse at a local district hospital where she was murdered. A few […]

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CAMEROON: Boko Haram Displaces Thousands
  • 25 July 2019

Boko Haram has been wreaking havoc and destruction across northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger for over a decade. Earlier this month, the terrorist group again attacked a group of villages in northern Cameroon, displacing as many as 1,100 Christian families. This attack took place on 10 July in […]

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IRAN: Government Concerned with the Growth of Christianity
  • 25 July 2019

Iran’s intelligence minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has openly expressed concern about the spread of Christianity in the Islamic republic. According to the International Shia News Association, Alavi blamed “evangelical propaganda” for the increase in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity in Iran.  Despite Christianity being criminalised in a country where the government is entangled with hard-line Islam, […]

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CHINA: Pastors Told What to Preach
  • 25 July 2019

Officials in China’s third largest province are trying to persuade pastors to include communist ideology in their weekly sermons. The same officials are also forcing pastors to affirm traditional Chinese beliefs, such as ancestral worship, that conflict with Scripture. At issue is the approval of pastors within the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, the government-approved Protestant body that faces […]

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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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