We have just received news that one of our supporters, a doctor living in Australia, has had a formal complaint made against him for praying with a patient.
The patient, a Christian teenager, who suffers from anxiety was admitted to emergency following a severe panic attack.
The patient’s father asked the doctor if he would talk to her and also pray with her. The patient gave her permission.
The following week, the patient’s mother, who is separated from the father, contacted the hospital and filed the complaint against the doctor. He is currently under investigation.
We are asking our supporters to join in praying with us for this doctor and for a positive outcome in this case.
Please pray too for the patient and her family, that the mother’s heart may be softened to withdraw the complaint and for the panel investigating the case.
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Australian John Short was detained inside North Korea after leaving gospel tracts near a Buddhist temple. He was facing years in prison–but he wasn’t afraid. “Fear and faith cannot exist within my heart at the same time,” he says.
Listen to the full interview on VOM Radio here
Australian John Short was taken prisoner in North Korea. He was repeatedly interrogated. He was forced to write a ‘confession’ of his ‘crimes,’ including the offense of wanting more North Koreans to follow Jesus. Yet he would happily go back. John Short shares how God strengthened him during his captivity and the Scriptures and earthly examples that most encouraged him.
Listen to the full interview on VOM Radio here https://secure.persecution.com/radio/default.aspx?pdid=6568
Just recently, on 25 April, Australia commemorated ANZAC day. ANZAC day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during the First World War.
As I was watching historical footage and documentaries on a soldier’s life in trenches and the courage and sacrifice made during that war, my thoughts flashed back to the ultimate sacrifice our Lord Jesus made for us, as well as the millions of Christians who are paying the ultimate price for following Christ. They work in church planting ministries, sowing the seeds of the Gospel in the hearts of unbelievers, as well as training the next generation of Bible college students to further advance Christ’s kingdom. They are bringing the message of hope and peace to a world that has been at war and chaos since the fall of man.
Reading back over VOM Australia’s April 2016 newsletter made me understand how important it is as a Christian to support our brothers and sisters standing on the front lines of persecution. VOM’s Front Line Ministry helps deliver resources and training to assist pastors with sharing the Gospel in hostile areas. Our prayer and support is needed.
These courageous individuals are bringing hope and change by sharing Christ’s love in these dark areas of the world. They are soldiers of Christ. Their weapons? Just their faith and their Bible.
Whenever I read about Christians like Hadi in our newsletter, who was beaten for sharing the Gospel in India, I compare them to the ANZAC soldiers who died for our freedom. These believers are the unsung heroes of Christianity. They are bringing the power of the Gospel and the freedom that comes from it to every corner of the earth. May we continue to remember them in our thoughts and in our prayers. May our faith continue to be strengthened by their testimonies and their stories.
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