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From our CEO – April 2018

“The king’s favour is toward a servant who acts wisely, but his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.” Proverbs 14:35 The team at VOM can be proud that we have once again surpassed our previous years of distribution, but only by the grace of

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INDONESIA: Evangelist Arrested on False Charges

Well-known Christian apologist and former Muslim Abraham Ben Moses was arrested on the evening of 5 December 2017, after authorities learned of a video in which he questions Muhammad’s teachings and shares the Gospel with a Muslim taxi driver. The 53-year-old evangelist, from Tangerang, Java,

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Indonesia – God’s proving ground

Our recent visit to Indonesia highlighted how God uses HIS methods to reach those whom HE uses for HIS kingdom. The outpouring of the hearts of the faithful as they recount their testimonies of how God used them to reach the seemingly unreachable Muslims and

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Baptism by Fire

For James and his colleagues, it was going to be a trial by fire and the big question was, “would they come through this fiery experience without the smell of smoke on their clothes?” James has a home church of about 50 believers. At a

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Awakened to the Truth

Born in Indonesia and coming from a devout Muslim family, Jacob was no different from any of the other Muslim children. His indoctrination into the Muslim faith began at a very young age. From kindergarten and into primary and high school years, Jacob was forced

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INDONESIA: House Church Being Pressured to Close

A house church in East Java, Indonesia, is being pressured by local authorities and the Islamic group Wahidiyah to stop meeting in a pastor’s home. Although neighbours did not initially object to the house church, some have begun to complain since authorities and the Islamic

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INDONESIA: Extreme Sacrifice

They huddled inside the room while hearing the screams of fellow Christians being butchered outside. Pastor Hendrick Pattiwael and his wife were helping to lead the Indonesian youth camp, and they felt responsible for the young people in their care. The camp had been a

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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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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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“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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INDONESIA: Jakarta’s Christian Governor Found Guilty

In a tense trial that was widely seen as a test of religious tolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was “found to have legitimately and convincingly conducted a criminal act of blasphemy, and because of that we

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Why Bibles Plus?

Our 2016 Bibles Plus campaign reached believers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, India and Nigeria. Our national contacts distributed these packs, including a Bible in the local language, as well as assorted products tailored to meet specific needs for each country. People want God’s

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INDONESIA: Boy, 4, ‘Ashamed’ by Wounds

Just over four months ago, on 13 November 2016, a two-year-old girl died after suffering 75% burns during a bomb attack on a church in Indonesia. Three other young children were also injured – Anita (also two), Trinity (three) and Alvaro (four) – during the

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INDONESIA: Trial of Christian Governor at a Crossroads

An Indonesian court will decide next week whether to push forward with a controversial blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor, who is accused of insulting the Koran, a judge told a hearing on Tuesday. Several hundred Muslim protesters stood outside the Jakarta court, calling for

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INDONESIA: Two-Year-Old Girl Killed in Church Attack

A two-year-old girl has died from injuries she sustained in an attack at a church on the island of Borneo in Indonesia. Intan Olivia Marbun was severely burned after an attacker threw petrol bombs at a group of small children playing outside the church on

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INDONESIA: Radical mob Protests Existence of Church

Scores of Islamic fundamentalists and local residents protested on 26 September in front of a Protestant church in Makassar (South Sulawesi) that caters to ethnic Toraja, who are mostly Christian. Islamic radicals from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) demonstrated against the renewal of the church’s

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Indonesia: Stenley

  (page 44) This testimony is from the book Extreme Devotion. It contains 365 days of devotions using stories of persecuted Christians from around the world. When Stenley got off the boat on the remote Indonesian island, he felt the spiritual darkness. The people practised

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INDONESIA: Church Attacked

Pray for Pastor Jackson Muliku, whose church in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, was attacked by a Muslim mob on Thursday 18 February during a prayer meeting. While no injuries were reported, the attackers destroyed the inside of the church as well as another parish building. In

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INDONESIA: One Dead and Church Burned in Aceh

A man was killed and a church burned down in violent clashes in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia, on 13 October. Violent clashes broke out after a demonstration on 6 October by an Islamic youth group demanding that the local government tear down a number of churches

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INDONESIA: Church meets outside Presidential Palace

At the heart of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, a church held its 100th open-air morning service next to a main road. Bogor City, is said to be one of the world’s most densely populated areas. In April 2010, Bogor’s Taman Yasmin Indonesia Christian

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