Four Years After his Death, Pastor Han’s Influence Continues to Grow
  • 28 April 2020

The 30 April marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, the Korean Chinese pastor stabbed to death through his skull and heart in an apparent murder in Changbai, China in 2016. But according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr Hyun Sook Foley, the story of Pastor Han’s ministry and […]

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EGYPT: Muslim Family Kills Son Over Christian Conversion
  • 17 October 2019

A Muslim background believer living in Egypt, Hussein Mohammed, was killed on 6 October after his family discovered that he had converted from Islam to Christianity. Hussein, who preferred to be called by his baptismal name George, had posted several photos to his Facebook account. One of the photos showed a cross tattoo which George […]

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Hannelie Continues the Race
  • 12 December 2018

Hannelie Groenewald and her family were missionaries in Afghanistan in 2014 when a targeted Taliban attack claimed the lives of her husband and two children. Today, despite her grief, Hannelie continues to share Jesus. Hannelie and her husband Werner moved to Afghanistan from their native South Africa in 2003. A missions trip confirmed to them […]

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Mrs Han finds Closeness with her Family after Loss
  • 12 December 2018

Mrs Han and her husband served for many years on the border of North Korea and China until her husband was kidnapped and killed by North Korean assassins in 2016. In the 1990s, famine pushed many North Koreans to seek work and help outside of their country and many arrived on the Hans’ doorstep in […]

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INDIA: Complained of Threats before he was Hanged
  • 24 January 2018

The body of Rev Gideon Periyaswamy, 43-year-old pastor of the church of Maknayeem in Adayachery village, in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, was found hanging from the roof of his house on 20 January. Church congregation members who discovered his body described his knees bent to the floor and his body hanging abnormally. When the […]

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