INDONESIA: Prison Sentences for Church Bombings
  • 18 April 2019

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 “aiding criminal acts of terrorism,” as well as criminal conspiracy. […]

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MALAYSIA: State Police Found Responsible for Disappearances
  • 18 April 2019

Pastor Raymond Koh disappeared on 13 February 2017 when his car was forced to stop and he was abducted in broad daylight by masked men. On 3 April this year, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia released findings that placed blame for the attack on the Special Branch of the state police. The disappearance of […]

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Project: Water Filter for Indonesia
  • 29 March 2019

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 in the area. The church was greatly affected as more […]

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INDONESIA: Female Pastor Murdered
  • 28 March 2019

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 was well known by locals and plantation workers alike as […]

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Project: Motorbike for Sri
  • 11 March 2019

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 his journey a little easier. Mission areas in Jelompok Bukit […]

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