Tag Archives | church growth

NK-Han

NORTH KOREA: Defectors Sharing the Gospel

Mrs Han, a North Korean defector, is determined to share her faith with her countrymen. After defecting a few years ago, Mrs Han came to know Christ in South Korea. She then joined a VOM training program for defectors that teaches the basic tenants of

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laos

LAOS: Villagers Accept Christ

A village leader and his wife placed their faith in Christ recently after experiencing the love of some local Christians. The village leader had visited a local spirit priest seeking healing for his wife, who had been suffering from a serious illness. After doing everything

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niger

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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iran

IRAN: Clerics Single Out Evangelical Christianity

Fresh media attacks singling out evangelical Christianity have been on the rise in Iran. The latest wave is because of the Iranian clerics who have publicly voiced concerns that Iranians are withdrawing from Islam and instead choosing to convert to Christianity. The corruption of Iran’s

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eGYPT

EGYPT: Christians Standing Strong

After last Friday’s bus attack on Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt, which claimed 29 lives, Dr Michael Youssef says the church there is standing stronger than ever before. Following the fourth major ISIS attack against the Coptic Christian community in just six months, Leading The

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WhatDoYouDoOnSundayAfternoons

What Do You Do on Sunday Afternoons?

Earlier this year I met some students at a Bible college in the Philippines. I asked them the question; “What do you do on the weekends?” They looked surprised and turned to each other to see who would be the first to answer my question.

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ANewLifeThroughKnowingGod

A New Life through Knowing God’s Love

On the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, 16-year-old Yolanda was rebelling against her father. Her relationship with her family had broken down and at an early age, she began drinking alcohol and getting herself into all kinds of trouble. Eventually she ran away from home.

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TheLightIsComing

The Light is Coming to West Java

Whenever people describe Indonesia, they tend to refer to it as the world’s most populous Muslim nation, however in West Java, the Light of the World is shining brightly. Just over nine years ago, with a calling to reach the Sundanese tribal group in West

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CelebratingFaith-Andi

“I KNOW HE LIVES!”

One day as he watched a movie about unreached people groups, tears rolled down Andi’s cheeks. “I couldn’t hold back my emotions. Both compassion for the people and a passion to serve flowed into my heart.” This was the beginning of  Andi’s journey of faith

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NorthKorea-Radio

NORTH KOREA: Spreading the Gospel

A new shortwave radio program created by North Korean defectors and Voice of the Martyrs is reaching an estimated two million North Koreans nightly. Each 90-minute program includes a Scripture reading, encouraging messages from Christians around the world, readings from Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s Tortured for

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Iran

IRAN: Persecution Causing Church Growth

One of the worst countries in the world for Christians to be living in is also the country where the church is growing the fastest. That country is the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is listed as the eighth worst Christian-persecuting country in the world on

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MiddleEast

MIDDLE EAST: Former Muslim now Following Christ

Pastor ‘Abraham’ works in an area with a high concentration of Syrian refugees. He often struggled with fear when sharing the Gospel with Muslims, but then he had an experience where the Lord told him not to fear. Soon after that, ‘Fadi’, a Syrian man

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Niger

NIGER: Pray for Christina as She Witnesses to Muslims

After attending a VOM-led training session with her husband, ‘Christina Saleh’ has begun to meet with women in four villages, teaching Christians and witnessing to Muslims. Before attending the training session, Christina had been afraid to openly share the Gospel. Muslim women had frightened her

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Mexico

MEXICO: Tribal Christians Building Bridges of Peace

In a community dominated by members of the Wixárika tribe, many of whom still partake in pagan rituals (involving the use of a hallucinogenic drug) and sacrifices offered to their gods, remains a group of about 25 evangelical Christian converts. Many other converted followers of

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Europe-Church

EUROPE: Muslim Conversions Spike Church Growth

Church attendance in Europe seems to be skyrocketing with the rapid conversions of Iranian and Afghani immigrants to Christianity. Europe has a history of low church growth, but these Muslim background believers are reported to be bringing faith back to life. One bishop says that

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