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IRAN: Christian Refused Permission to Visit Dying Mother

Ebrahim Firouzi has been imprisoned since August 2013 on charges, including “actions against national security”. He is presently being held at the Rajai Shahr Prison, considered one of the harshest in the country. Ebrahim’s mother, Kobra Kamrani, died on Monday 3 December. She had cancer

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MYANMAR: Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to Christians

Authorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return

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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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Project: Support for Women in Vietnam

Persecution of Christians varies in Vietnam, but most frequently occurs in the Central Highlands and in remote rural areas. Persecution includes imprisonment, harassment, discrimination, threats and attacks. Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able offer support 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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Project: Mobile Medical Clinics

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able to fund three mobile medical clinics in Egypt. The clinics were run inside churches in three different villages in the Minya area. This area is one of the most renowned

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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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Project: Bibles for China

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able to bless over 9000 Chinese Christians with the gift of a Bible. Over 6000 Christians, in 37 underground churches, throughout four pronvinces in China received regular print Bibles. In addition,

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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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Project Update: Bibles and Blankets for China

Winter in the mountain areas of China is freezing cold, with the cold season beginning in October. VOM Australia, with the help of our supporters, has supplied 1200 Christians in the mountains with a life pack including a Bible, a blanket and a bag of

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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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NIGER: Five New Churches in Two Years

Christian workers on the ground in Niger report a chain reaction of disciple-making over the last two years. One man who went through a VOM-sponsored church planting program went on to share the Gospel with seven others. After those seven people were well-developed in their

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NEPAL: High Caste Hindus Force Church to Close

Using threats and social pressure, high caste Hindus, including local Brahmins, forced a newly planted church in the Palpa District of Nepal to shut down. According to members of the Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church, they are now forced to worship in secret or face further

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UZBEKISTAN: Meeting Raided, Believers Threatened

Police in Pap in Uzbekistan’s eastern Namangan Region on 19 November raided a group of Protestants meeting in a home for a meal and to read the Bible. Police searched the flat illegally without a search warrant and confiscated legally-bought literature including Bibles. Officers arrested

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PAKISTAN: Police Warn Christians of Potential Terrorist Attack

Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their community following the Asia Bibi acquittal. According to Agenzia Fides, the Lahore Police Inspectorate warned Christians to be vigilant, claiming that terrorist groups such as Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have made

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CHINA: Police Harass Hunan Church

Police in China’s southern Hunan Province repeatedly harassed a church, eventually attempting to close it. On 11 November, more than 30 officials entered Huoxing Church after painting over cameras at the church door in order to mask what happened. Some officials claimed they had come

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