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Christian Persecution in Communist Laos

Linh, a committed Christian, and her husband travel five hours by motorcycle to take the Gospel to a village known as a “Communist hero village”, once home to several soldiers who died fighting against the United States in the Vietnam War. The villagers take great

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The Miraculous Gift of a Bible

Every Sunday morning, the pastor of a small church in a remote part of Cuba took a piece of chalk and purposefully wrote a passage of Scripture on a chalkboard. Church members then carefully wrote the verses in their tattered notebooks, slowly adding to the

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The Courier’s Dilemma

After a long flight, four VOM workers stepped off their plane and approached Chinese customs with a total of 300 Bibles in their luggage. Several years had passed since Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution had ended in 1976, and the communist country had cautiously opened its

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Christian Persecution in Communist China

A massive new wave of persecution of Christians has been taking place in China since China’s president, Xi Jinping, introduced a five-year plan to sinicise all the nation’s religions by infusing them with ‘Chinese characteristics’ such as loyalty to the Communist Party. The government has

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Christian Persecution in Communist Vietnam

Vietnam’s communist leaders have long considered Christianity to be a US propaganda tool. Foom was imprisoned for his faith and every day the guards demanded that he sign a document stating that Christianity is a false religion from the United States. But each time he

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Front-line workers committed to Bibles Plus

Our distribution teams are committed to continue placing Bibles in the hands of our brothers and sisters who live in restricted nations. “We distributed 250 packs to different churches in the area; some came from great distances. It was a joy and a blessing to

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From our CEO – March 2019

It is alarming to note the resurgence of communism in our world today. We find Christians are being targeted in China, particularly if they hold a place of authority or if they have a high profile. This is also prevalent in other countries like Vietnam,

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From our CEO: February 2019

In Turkey, both Christian children and new converts from Islam, must learn to deal with the likelihood that they will be persecuted for their faith in Jesus. The unimaginable pressure Christians face as they covertly practise their faith is often taxing on families. Equipping these

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Muslim Convert Framed and Forced to Flee

Amin was a new Christian when he was forced to flee Iran after the company he worked for framed him and demanded he deny his faith. Amin and his wife Ghazal (both Muslim) were living and working in Iran when their life changed dramatically in

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Mahrous’s story

Turks are expected to be Muslim – a conviction that’s fostered by the government in a ploy to consolidate power. Most are proudly Muslim and hold the faith as a core part of their nationalist identity, even if they aren’t devout. There are approximately 7,000

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A Church in Every City

Ninety-nine percent of Turkey’s 80 million citizens are Muslim, while a mere 7,000 are thought to be evangelical Christians. Among that tiny minority is a man named Baris Ozturk, who lost both his family and source of income when he left Islam and dedicated his

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Hannelie Continues the Race

Hannelie Groenewald and her family were missionaries in Afghanistan in 2014 when a targeted Taliban attack claimed the lives of her husband and two children. Today, despite her grief, Hannelie continues to share Jesus. Hannelie and her husband Werner moved to Afghanistan from their native

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Woman Saved through TV Evangelist Leads a Network of Churches

Padina was a dedicated Muslim in Iran who sought to grow closer to Allah but after hearing a sermon on satellite television, she placed her faith in Christ and became a dedicated evangelist herself. Padina’s life in Iran became
 so unbearable that she wanted to

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Mrs Han finds Closeness with her Family after Loss

Mrs Han and her husband served for many years on the border of North Korea and China until her husband was kidnapped and killed by North Korean assassins in 2016. In the 1990s, famine pushed many North Koreans to seek work and help outside of

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Persecution Leads to Faith for the Generations in China

Esther’s faith was transformed after her parents’ arrest and imprisonment in China, now many years on, she shares the Gospel with Chinese students in Los Angeles. Esther’s father, Yang Xuan, and mother, Yang Caizhen, were imprisoned in 2009 when their 50,000-member house church network, Linfen,

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Suicide Bomb Attack Changes Delfiana’s Life

Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building. On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and

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The Boy with One Eye and a Bright Smile

Danjuma Shakaru was thought to be dead after being brutally attacked by Islamic insurgents in his Nigerian village just three years ago, but now he recounts the story and calls himself a miracle. At just 13, Danjuma was awoken at 6am by gunshots as insurgents

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Former Muslim Becomes an Evangelist

David’s thirst for truth started as a young child in Indonesia during his Islamic schooling. Today, as a Christian, David is committed to bringing the Gospel to Muslims. David’s father was the local village imam and held a strict Muslim regime in the family’s home

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Christian Camp Embraces Children in Turkey

Most Turks are proudly Muslim and hold the faith as a core part of their nationalist identity, even if they aren’t devout. Christians are heavily persecuted by their families, neighbours and employers. Though freedom of religion is legally protected, the laws are not enforced. Christian

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