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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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Evangelism: Feeling Like a Project

Tears misted Basma’s eyes as she touched my arms and looked at me. “Beautiful. You are beautiful.” It was the look a proud mother would give her daughter. Basma had been a mother to me in many ways. She had taken me in as a

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Knowing The Cost

Knowing that his church could be attacked at any time. Knowing the cost, Prasad Bandi continues to serve as its pastor. Then, during evening services on 22 February 2015, someone on a motorcycle threw a Molotov cocktail at the church. Within minutes, flames had consumed

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INDIA: Christianity Growing Despite Increased Persecution

India, a mostly Hindu nation, is witnessing the growth of the Christian church in large numbers even though persecution is increasing for religious minorities at the same time. The increase in persecution is claimed by many to be the result of the rise of a

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Front Line Workers Need Your Prayer

“When you face persecution day in and day out, you get discouraged and you can withdraw. There is nowhere where it is easy to preach the Gospel.” –‘Rajul,’ a VOM-supported front line worker Front line workers accept persecution as part of sharing about Jesus and

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1,800 Bibles Land in North Korea

It is with great excitement that we announce that over 1,800 Bibles have landed securely in North Korea in recent months. From the beginning of May, the weather has been favourable for balloon launches. Each weather balloon contains 25 Bibles and three USB drives. For

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Confessions of a Bible Smuggler

Imagine hefting a suitcase carrying 80 Bibles onto the X-ray machine in Iran. Patrick Klein has carried Bibles into hostile and restricted nations all over the world. Listen as Patrick shares the miraculous ways God intervened to allow him and his Vision Beyond Borders smuggling

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NIGERIA: Martyrs Survived by Grieving Families

Two church workers in Nigeria have recently been killed by militants in separate incidents. Eunice Elisha was murdered in the early hours of 9 July near Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. The 42-year-old mother of seven had gone out to preach as usual, her husband Pastor

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RUSSIA: ‘Anti-Missionary Bill’ Approved

The upper chamber of the Russian Assembly has approved what is being referred to by one Christian organisation as an “anti-missionary bill”. Mission Eurasia’s Sergey Rakhuba says the bill “prohibits missionary and evangelistic activity in residential areas of Russia and limits missionaries to acting only

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Interview with Matthew, VOM contact in the Philippines

Matthew works closely with VOM to oversee projects and a Bible college in the Philippines. In this interview you’ll discover his response to persecution and just how we can support the ministry in prayer. How did your involvement with Voice of the Martyrs start? In

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On the Front Line

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

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New Life, New Identity

  Thirteen Three sponsors Bible college students who live in restricted countries. Our desire is to see the Gospel spread in these areas. Therefore, it is vital to invest in the next generation of leaders whom God is equipping to be His instruments for this

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MEXICO: Pastor Pedro Vazquez Released

On 29 March Pastor Pedro Vazquez was abducted from his village in Chiapas, Mexico, by a violent group known as Chinchulines. Pastor Vazquez was held in a nearby village and his family members and church congregation were very concerned that he would be killed. Pastor

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Instant Church, Instant Persecution

When Verne and Denny Johnson, missionaries in Ivory Coast, finished explaining the Gospel, they were amazed at the results. Hear them tell the story in this interview excerpt. Listen to the full interview on VOM Radio here 

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EGYPT: Case Dropped Against Evangelising Youth

The case against three Christians who were arrested last summer in Alexandria has been dismissed after an appeal was made by their lawyer. The young men, one of them a minor, were accused of blasphemy during an evangelistic outreach. All three were being investigated, pending

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CHINA: More Crosses Forcibly Removed in Zhejiang

Forty-nine crosses have been removed in Zhejiang province since the beginning of 2016 as the Chinese government continues to attempt to eliminate the power of Christianity. Churches which have fought against the removals have had their water and electricity cut off, forcing them to have

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SUDAN: Three Church Leaders Arrested

Last month security officials detained Telahoon Nogose Kassa, who is head of discipleship at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church. Telahoon belongs to the same church as Peter Yein Reith and Yat Michael, the two pastors cleared of capital crimes at a Khartoum court in August 2015.

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MEXICO: Couple Threatened for Sharing the Gospel

A Christian couple in southern Mexico was harassed and threatened on their way to a wedding celebration. ‘Cesar’ and ‘Laura’ were on their way to a wedding when they were stopped by a large group of people, who began insulting them because they were Christians.

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MIDDLE EAST: Christian Convert Forced to Leave Home

‘Zahirah,’ a Christian convert from Islam, was abused by her husband long before she became a Christian and her husband became even more violent when she put her faith in Christ. She and her children left home and are now living in a building shared

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IRAN: Pastor Abused, Threatened with New Charges

American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been severely abused by Iranian intelligence officers during interrogation at the Rajaei Shar Prison in Karaj, Iran. Saeed was also threatened with new charges that would extend his imprisonment beyond the eight years he currently faces. The 26 September marked

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