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In February 2018 we brought you the story of Ruth, a pastor in Indonesia whose father’s attempt to poison her ─ due to her conversion to Christianity ─ led to his own conversion.

Sometime after her father’s conversion Ruth went into West Papua and ministered to seven tribal groups. One village chief wanted to know if a servant of God would survive if they were given poison.

Ruth ate the poisoned food and although she did not die, she now suffers from permanent kidney damage. She must undergo haemodialysis treatment twice a week at a local hospital.

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, will continue to fund Ruth’s treatment throughout 2019.

Ruth says:
“Every week on Monday and Thursday, I go to hospital to have haemodialysis. On Tuesday I teach Gospel and on Wednesday and Friday I minister in another area. In the evenings I lead Bible classes and a discipleship meeting. On Saturday night I open my home for a study course for children. On Sunday I pastor a meeting in my church. I have been ministering to a Sundanese Muslim woman. Last month she attended my church and now attends Bible study. I have been preparing her to receive baptism.”

Read Ruth’s Story

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