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Pastor Abraham Ben Moses Released from Prison

Pastor Abraham Ben Moses has been released from prison this month after spending two years behind bars for blasphemy in Indonesia. Pastor Abraham was first arrested in December 2017 after a YouTube video of him surfaced teaching about the differences between the Bible and the

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INDONESIA: Prison Sentences for Church Bombings

A married couple has been convicted and sentenced for their part in the bombing of three churches in Surabaya in May 2018. Agus Satrio Widodo received a sentence of eight years, and his wife Damayanti received 40 months after a court found them guilty of

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Project: Water Filter for Indonesia

In the slum area of Medan in Indonesia, much of the water is unsafe to drink and highly polluted, leaving many communities at risk. Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, was able to step in and help one church community

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INDONESIA: Female Pastor Murdered

A young female pastor was found dead this week in the Oki District of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The body of Pastor Melinda Zidemi was found on Tuesday. Melinda Zidemi was a pastor and church activist in the Sungai Baung area. The “polite” and “kind” pastor

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Project: Motorbike for Sri

Sri travels up to three hours from Jambi City in Indonesia to many of his mission villages where he ministers to established congregations and shares the Gospel from door to door. Last year, VOM Australia stepped in to provide Sri with a motorbike to make

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Suicide Bomb Attack Changes Delfiana’s Life

Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building. On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and

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Nine-year-old Clarissa Survives Church Blast

Nine-year-old Clarissa Angeline was at church one day in Indonesia when an explosion took place in their church building injuring her and severely injuring her mother who spent three months recovering in hospital. On Sunday 13 May, Clarissa and her mother left for their church

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INDONESIA: Proposed Religious Education Law

Christian organisations in Indonesia have raised concerns about a new religious education bill that would require government permits before conducting any classes, including Sunday school, catechism or Bible classes. The law, if passed, would require a minimum of 15 participants, along with approval from the

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Project: Motorbike for Indonesian Team

Recently with the help of our supporters, VOM supplied a motorbike to a Christian outreach team in Indonesia. The motorbike will benefit a team of five members. The team have been receiving threats, including the threat of being burned alive, from their Muslim neighbours. The

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I Have Lost Bing Bing!

Pastor Estefanus relates his story and heartache Pastor Estefanus was not at the main church on that fateful Sunday when the bombs exploded at the Pentekosta Church Central Surabaya (GPPS), as he was preaching at another church in West Surabaya when it happened. “I have

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A Life so Needlessly Taken

by Craig Tee Daniel aged 15, is described by Ms Sumidja, his loving grandmother who he lived with, as a typical young boy in character, but a diligent grandson who knew what he desired. He attended church every week faithfully. Following carpark duty for the

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Church Under Attack

Pastor Yonathan, Pentekosta Church Central Surabaya (GPPS) interview by Craig Tee “As a pastor of GPPS Ministry I was conducting my normal 6am service on Sunday 13th May 2018, which is one of four services we have and was about to pronounce the benediction to

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Christianity Under Attack

I travelled to Surabaya two days after the bombings of 13 May took place and I was struck by the uneasy calm which enveloped the city. Whilst there, I attended many celebrations of the lives of victims, and funerals too. I was taken aback by

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Project: Water Filter Distribution

We asked our supporters to help us put clean water into the hands of persecuted believers. We are extremely thankful for the donations received so far and have started distributing water filters to restricted nations. One water filter has been sent to a Bible college

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Project: Indonesia Emergency

On 13 May 2018 at least 13 people were killed, and dozens wounded in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. Our CEO travelled to Surabaya to help meet the victims’ immediate needs Funds have been given for: Food and accommodation basics for Bible college

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INDONESIA: Bombing Victim Laid to Rest

As people come to terms with the reality that three churches were targeted by suicide bombers in Indonesia, the families of the victims begin to lay their loved ones to rest. Our CEO is in Surabaya to assist where needed, attending the funeral today for

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Project: Ruth

In February we brought you the story of Ruth, a 53-year-old 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

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Abraham Ben Moses

Update 5 May 2019 Abraham Ben Moses has been released from prison. Thank God for Abraham’s release and pray for his family.   On 7 May, the Tangerang District Court in Indonesia sentenced Reverend Abraham Ben Moses to four years in prison and issued him

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