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  • 02 September 2020
CHINA: Pray for Ps Wang Yi and his Family

Pastor Wang Yi is a Christian human-rights lawyer and a founding pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church. He has been vocal in calling on the state to uphold religious freedom. Pastor Wang has been in custody since December 2018, when officials seized around 100 members of his church, including Jiang, Pastor Wang’s wife. Most, […]

  • 02 September 2020
RUSSIA: Strict Opposition to Missionary Activity

In July 2016, Russia passed religion laws restricting “illegal missionary activity” by either citizens or foreigners. This activity could involve speaking to people about religion, or the distribution of either printed, audio or video materials. Between January and June of this year, there have been 42 known prosecutions, resulting in 36 convictions. All those who […]

  • 31 August 2020
30 Day Challenge – September 2020

The Apostle Paul made a statement many of us struggle with, “…indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:8 (NKJV). In the book […]

  • 27 August 2020
Mexico: Displaced Families Share the Gospel

More than a year after being expelled from their village because of their faith, a group of Christians are now sharing the Gospel with their new neighbours. While a few families in the original group abandoned their faith for the promise of getting all their possessions back from the villagers, the other families remained strong […]

  • 27 August 2020
Cuba: Christians Face New Difficulties

Though many churches around the world moved their services online because of the coronavirus pandemic, Christians in Cuba have not had that option. Since very few people have access to the Internet, Christians have been completely without worship and fellowship. “People are in fear of being visited by others,” a VOM worker said. “Many also […]

  • 27 August 2020
Taking Jesus into the Jungle

Surrendering all to God, a Colombian family boldly shares the Gospel in a guerrilla-controlled red zone known for drug trafficking and violence. David and Gloria Martinez moved deep into Colombia’s Chocó Department in 2005 to share the Gospel, distribute Bibles and plant churches. The couple studied the local language and learned to live off the […]

  • 27 August 2020
From our CEO: September 2020

Dear Friends, The reality for those professing the Gospel in the countries featured in this newsletter is extremely dangerous. Families of pastors and frontline workers share the burden of the calling as each member is affected by the evil emanating from drug traffickers, guerrillas, communists and atheists. The Gospel is a message few in this […]

  • 27 August 2020
ALGERIA: Court Upholds Church Closure Order

The Spring of Life Church in Makouda is the second largest Protestant church in Algeria with about 700 members. In October 2019, it was ordered to close, along with two other churches. The closures happened under Ordinance 06-03, which states that permission must be obtained before using a building for non-Muslim worship. Since the ordinance […]

  • 27 August 2020
VIETNAM: Woman Burned After Refusing to Abandon Christian Faith

A 49-year-old woman was assaulted by local authorities after she refused to give up her Christian faith. On 5 May, authorities visited Dinh and told her they would help her during the coronavirus pandemic if she would sign a statement giving up her faith. When she refused to sign the document, an official grabbed a […]

  • 27 August 2020
PAKISTAN: Another Teenage Christian Girl Abducted

Saneha Kinza Iqbal, a 15-year-old Christian girl, was abducted by Saeed Amanat, a 30-year-old Muslim man, on her way to church in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The abduction reportedly took place on 22 July, however, Saneha’s family was only able to file a report with local police on 19 August because officers initially refused to cooperate with […]

  • 27 August 2020
CHINA: Christian Prisoner Update

In March 2017, police arrested Cao San-Qiang (John Cao), a Chinese pastor known for his work among Myanmar’s poor. Authorities charged Pastor Cao with “organising illegal crossings of national borders” and in 2018, sentenced him to seven years in prison. Pastor Cao is married to an American citizen and is a long-time resident of North […]

  • 20 August 2020
LAOS: New Believer Disinherited by Family

When Jai placed his faith in Christ in December 2019, his Hmong family was very unhappy with him. They told him he could have no share in their father’s inheritance, and they divided the property among themselves. They accused him of taking a foreign religion and of disrespecting their tradition of ancestor worship. “I do […]