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Evangelism and New Believers

“Why should I choose Jesus instead of my Hindu gods?” the young man asked. Our team of evangelists were excited for the opportunity to answer his question. After explaining the Gospel to the young man, he became troubled when he understood that all his Hindu

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Bible Smuggling

In Vietnam today, Bibles are still being printed secretly as Christians hunger for God’s Word in their own dialect. Motorbike couriers at night wait, well hidden in the jungle, to receive their precious cargo of Bibles in the early hours of the morning. The truck

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Whatever it Takes

A few years ago, a VOM worker heard about a believer who carried a single Bible deep into a forested region of south-western India. Today, 70% of those living in a Hindu village there have accepted Christ. This is just one example of God’s Word

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PAKISTAN: Boy Refused Bail in ‘Blasphemy’ Case

A Pakistani Christian boy accused of blasphemy for ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ a Facebook post which “defamed and disrespected” the Kaaba in Mecca – the building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque – has been refused bail. Lawyers for Nabeel Masih, 16, argued that

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SYRIA: Pray for Saif and Naama

An Assyrian family was forced to leave their home, business and community in northern Syria because of the war. As refugees, they began attending prayer meetings, a Bible study, and the whole family soon put their faith in Jesus. ‘Saif’ invited twenty more Assyrian families

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Nankpak Parents and Siblings Killed

Eight-year-old Nankpak Kumzwam watched his mother lie face down on the ground as a screaming Islamic rioter ran toward them. Her cheek was stained with dried blood from a gunshot wound, and she looked physically and emotionally exhausted. They had slept on the ground for

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Luis – Ministering in Guerrilla Zones

As the sound of gunfire grew louder, 10-year-old Luis and his brother ran to their room and crawled under their bed. They knew the gunfire meant guerrilla fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were again attacking their small jungle village. When soldiers

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China

CHINA: Living Stone Church Pastor Sentenced

Almost two weeks after his trial on 26 December 2016, Pastor Yang Hua of Living Stone Church, Guizhou, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. On the day of his trial, police blocked the road in front of the court and

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IRAN: Update on Christians in Rasht

Iranian Christians request further prayer for Christian converts in Rasht facing various charges. These converts have also reportedly been threatened by Revolutionary Guards, a branch of the Iranian armed forces effectively under the direct control of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Since the arrest

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MIDDLE EAST: TERRORIST TURNS TO JESUS

The woman sought “Samuel” out. Samuel’s team came to the area a couple of times every month to distribute food aid to the thousands of Syrian refugees spread out across Lebanon’s countryside. The refugees live in very rough conditions with little opportunity for work or

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MAURITANIA: Extreme Unity

“Tell him, Timothy, please!” shouted Maura, pleading with her husband. “Tell the governor where the Scriptures are hidden and be free! I cannot bear to watch any more of this.” Timothy and Maura, residents of the Roman province of Mauritania, had been married only a

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Susan Persecuted at age 13 in Uganda

The thin, 13-year-old girl shifted painfully in the dark, trying to remember how long she had been locked up. Although she wasn’t exactly sure, she knew it had been months. Her stomach rumbled with hunger, and she hoped that her brother might soon slip another

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TURKEY: Extreme Question

TURKEY: ERCAN SENGAL When Ercan Sengul committed his life to Christ in the Muslim nation of Turkey, some saw it as turning his back on his heritage and nation. When he said that he would do anything for God, he had meant it then. But

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THIRTEEN THREE Resource Kit

Thirteen Three is committed to encourage the next generation of Australian youth to be bound with our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. We want to empower and inspire youth to live out the importance of Hebrews 13:3 by remembering the persecuted church. To help

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ENGLAND: Extreme Love for God’s Word

In the sixteenth century, King Philip II took a hard line against those who would try to interpret Scripture for themselves. Anyone found studying the Bible during this time was hanged, burned at the stake, drowned, torn in pieces, or buried alive. The inquisitors from

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RUSSIA: Extreme Birthday Parties

“Is it my birthday today, or yours?” the young Christian asked, a twinkle in her eye. “Yours today,” said her father. “Mine was last week.” For Christians in Communist nations, birthdays were a great excuse to get together with other believers. Some families would gather

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Where The Front Line Begins

When it comes to sharing the Gospel in hostile and restricted nations, front line workers must use wisdom and creativity. In Laos, travelling evangelists distribute VOM-provided radios to people in remote villages so they can listen to Christian broadcasts from a neighbouring country — and

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ROME: Extreme Saint St Nicholas

“Don’t do it,” Nicholas yelled as he saw the executioner lift his sword to kill another prisoner. “He’s done nothing to deserve this.” The man was about to be executed for his faith in Jesus Christ. Nicholas bravely grabbed the executioner’s sword before it penetrated

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ROMANIA: Extreme Young Missionaries

Though the Soviet invaders were terrorizing their country, the Romanian children walked steadily towards the Russian soldiers with warm, confident smiles on their faces. The soldiers greeted them kindly, patting them on the head. Each soldier was thinking of his own children, whom they had

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SUDAN: Extreme School Children

Seated on logs under the shade of a tree, the 230 Christian students were just beginning their English lesson when they heard the terrifying sounds overhead. A plane roared across the sky above the school yard. Within minutes, the Islamic army had dropped five bombs

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