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David Returns to Turkey

VOM worker David grew up in Iran. He converted from Islam to Christianity as a young man and married a Christian girl. The young couple were rejected, arrested and tortured before escaping to Turkey. This week, ten years after leaving Turkey as a refugee, David

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CENTRAL ASIA: Clampdown on Christianity

Throughout Central Asia, Christians are facing worship bans, arrest and torture as Islamic nationalism gains ground. A recent survey revealed that 263 people had been punished in Kazakhstan during 2017 for hosting religious meetings, offering religious literature, or other religious crimes. Most of those prosecuted

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Project: Myanmar – Aye Nan

Aye Nan was fifteen when her father, U Aih Cum, was killed for his faith after a house church meeting in Myanmar. U Aih Cum was passionate about reaching others with the true Gospel message. His feet and hands were removed, he was stabbed and

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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Flees After Home Set on Fire

The only Christian family in their area were beaten and saw their house set on fire in a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Then they were told they will be killed if they return. The family – an elderly couple with their four sons, daughters-in-law

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MYANMAR: Crackdown on Christians in Ethnic Wa Region

As many as 92 pastors, evangelists and church members in the ethnic Wa region of Myanmar’s Shan state were arrested recently, while others are missing. The United Wa State Army (UWSA), the military arm of the de facto ruling party in the region, is systematically

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3ABN Australia Radio Interviews

Interview with Omar Suwandi, a Muslim converted to Christianity in Malaysia. Currently he is living in Indonesia and sharing the gospel under challenging circumstances.  Interview with Gopal Singh giving an update on the escalating persecution in India. He tells some of the stories of

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PAKISTAN: Religiously Motivated Acid Attack Kills Christian

Faraz Badar, a 26-year old Christian resident of Gujranwala, died in a Lahore hospital on 15 September. He succumbed to burn injuries that he received when unidentified attackers sprayed acid on him during the early hours of 5 September in Gujranwala. Faraz was brought to

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KENYA: Murdered for Not Reciting Islamic Creeds

Two bus passengers were executed on 14 September when they failed to recite Muslim prayers. The men were travelling to the town of Garissa when their bus was pulled over by seven Al-Shabaab militants. The passengers were ordered to show ID and three non-locals were

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Project: Youth Camp Malaysia

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, was able to fund a recent youth camp in Malaysia. Our contact and camp organiser in Malaysia reports: It is a great joy and honour to inform you that we had a powerful and spirit

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Project: Water Filters for Persecuted Christians in India

Recently, with the help of our supporters, VOM Australia sent 18 water filters to persecuted Christians in India. Christian villagers who attempt to access water from Hindu villages are often harassed (threatened with violence and/or forced conversion) and sometimes denied access to the village well

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Project: Gospel tracts for China

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, has funded the printing of 42,000 Gospel tracts for distribution in China. Our distribution partner in China reports: 38,000 tracts have been distributed to 49 different churches throughout China. The remaining 4,000 are warehoused for

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Project: Myanmar – Rev George

Rev George was winning people for Christ in Myanmar when he was arrested and subsequently imprisoned for two years. Whilst imprisoned he suffered through solitary confinement, torture, lack of food and lack of sleep. Rev George also suffered a small stroke in prison. Recently released,

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Children in China

Our contacts in China report that there has been a huge increase in persecution against Christians since the new religious ordinance took effect on 1 February. As we are planning to distribute Christmas Care packs in China this year, we wanted an update on how

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Persecution on the Rise

About 120 million Christians live in China, but only 30 million are affiliated with government-sanctioned state churches. The remaining 90 million Christians worship in unapproved house churches. It is difficult to state generalities about this massive nation, as what is true in one province may

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From our CEO

Dear Friends, As we near the end of another year, we reflect on the ever-increasing plight of children in restricted nations. Many are unable to access the Word of God and other essentials, such as basic school materials and even clothing. Persecution is often coupled

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TIBET: Minors Banned from Religious Activities

As a ‘semi-autonomous state’ under the control of mainland China, Tibet has maintained a unique place for being predominantly Buddhist. However, since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted stricter controls over religious activities, all religions in Tibet have been affected. Most recently, controls have

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