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India: Wedding Day in Jail

India: Wedding Day in Jail

Christian couple, Rabish and Summandi set a wedding date with village officials and eagerly anticipated their big day. They planned to marry on 30 May 2018, but it soon became apparent that the village was not willing to host a Christian wedding. Not long after...

Eritrea: God’s  Dependent

Eritrea: God’s Dependent

Sesuna was 14 when she first read the Bible. She became a born-again Christian and spent her school senior year in prison. Disowned by her family, she came to depend on God. In 2002, the Eritrean government outlawed every religion except Islam, Orthodox Christianity,...

China: Ongoing Harassment of Church Leader

China: Ongoing Harassment of Church Leader

After being in jail (and later probation) for nearly two years, Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain Covenant Church moved his family back to Chengdu to reunite with their fellow church members. When authorities in Chengdu received news of his return, they immediately...

From CEO: February 2021

From CEO: February 2021

Dear Friends, As people have been consumed with COVID-19 for the past 12 months, the plight of those imprisoned for their faith seems to have become less important in the eyes of the world. In China, the number of Christians imprisoned skyrocketed as the Chinese...

NIGERIA: Militants in Nigeria Kill More than 1,900 People in 2020

NIGERIA: Militants in Nigeria Kill More than 1,900 People in 2020

Every year, hundreds of people are killed in violent events throughout Nigeria. This has been true since Boko Haram became one of the deadliest groups in the world in 2014 and 2015. Despite the government continuing to fight against Boko Haram, the terrorist group, as...

LAOS: Teenager Kicked Out of House for Following Christ

LAOS: Teenager Kicked Out of House for Following Christ

After several conversations about Jesus with Peng, her 14-year-old friend, 15-year-old Sa accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour. Leaders in Sa’s village have a history of persecuting Christians, and numerous villagers hate Christians. Many believers have been...

MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

After being shackled for three days and fined for buying a banana from a Christian vendor, Maung Cia sought out a pastor in a neighbouring village. The pastor shared the Gospel with Maung and two of his friends, and they accepted Christ. Maung then led 10 other...

India: Wedding Day in Jail

India: Wedding Day in Jail

Christian couple, Rabish and Summandi set a wedding date with village officials and eagerly anticipated their big day. They planned to marry on 30 May 2018, but it soon became apparent that the village was not willing to host a Christian wedding. Not long after setting the date, a member of the village planning committee ...

Eritrea: God’s  Dependent

Eritrea: God’s Dependent

Sesuna was 14 when she first read the Bible. She became a born-again Christian and spent her school senior year in prison. Disowned by her family, she came to depend on God. In 2002, the Eritrean government outlawed every religion except Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism and the Lutheran Church. All other religious groups are ...

China: Ongoing Harassment of Church Leader

China: Ongoing Harassment of Church Leader

After being in jail (and later probation) for nearly two years, Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain Covenant Church moved his family back to Chengdu to reunite with their fellow church members. When authorities in Chengdu received news of his return, they immediately began harassing and threatening his family again. On Sunday 11 October, Chengdu ...

From CEO: February 2021

From CEO: February 2021

Dear Friends, As people have been consumed with COVID-19 for the past 12 months, the plight of those imprisoned for their faith seems to have become less important in the eyes of the world. In China, the number of Christians imprisoned skyrocketed as the Chinese Communist Party exercised its authority to suppress anyone who does ...

NIGERIA: Militants in Nigeria Kill More than 1,900 People in 2020

NIGERIA: Militants in Nigeria Kill More than 1,900 People in 2020

Every year, hundreds of people are killed in violent events throughout Nigeria. This has been true since Boko Haram became one of the deadliest groups in the world in 2014 and 2015. Despite the government continuing to fight against Boko Haram, the terrorist group, as well as Fulani militants, bandits, and other violent groups, have ...

LAOS: Teenager Kicked Out of House for Following Christ

LAOS: Teenager Kicked Out of House for Following Christ

After several conversations about Jesus with Peng, her 14-year-old friend, 15-year-old Sa accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour. Leaders in Sa’s village have a history of persecuting Christians, and numerous villagers hate Christians. Many believers have been evicted. When Sa’s parents learned she had accepted Christ and was attending church, they yelled at her ...

MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

MYANMAR: Five Families Kicked Out of Village in Rakhine State

After being shackled for three days and fined for buying a banana from a Christian vendor, Maung Cia sought out a pastor in a neighbouring village. The pastor shared the Gospel with Maung and two of his friends, and they accepted Christ. Maung then led 10 other villagers to Jesus and invited the pastor to ...

INDIA: Increasing Pressure from Hindu Nationalists

INDIA: Increasing Pressure from Hindu Nationalists

For many years, the Hindu Nationalist organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been an influential factor in Indian politics, particularly within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). One of the goals of the RSS is to change India from a secular democracy to a nation governed by Hindu polity. This is being achieved by the ...

Project: Help for Christians in Pakistan.

Project: Help for Christians in Pakistan.

Last year Voice of the Martyrs, together with our supporters, was able to help many persecuted Christians in Pakistan. A summary of the field report is below: Although 2020 was challenging in many ways, by the grace of God, the work of the Lord continued. This project provided support to Christians facing systemic discrimination in ...

Project: Christmas Care China

Project: Christmas Care China

Christmas Care 2020 blessed Christian children living in remote villages in China. A summary of the field report is below: Children in three remote villages were blessed with Christmas Care packs in December. It took between eight to ten hours for us to travel to each village. The villages do not have electricity or running ...

UGANDA: Christian Convert Killed

UGANDA: Christian Convert Killed

Yusuf Kintu, a 41-year-old former Imam of Macca Mosque in Dolwe Island, Mayuge District was killed on 7 December by a Muslim mob. Yusuf had converted to Christianity a week before he was attacked. According to Pastor Andrew Nyanma of the Full Gospel Church Dolwe, Yusuf had put his faith in Christ on 30 November ...

PAKISTAN: Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women

PAKISTAN: Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women

Police in Lahore recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them. Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on 4 January that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife, Sajida Mushtaq, and her sister, Abida Qaiser, bound and bundled into sacks ...

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