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EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

A young man was beaten, held captive and later disinherited after becoming interested in Christianity. Ahmed was 16 when he found a scrap of paper on his bus seat that said, “The Lord Jesus has chosen you for Him.” This piqued his curiosity and set him on a journey of...

30 Day Challenge: August 2020

30 Day Challenge: August 2020

The unknown author of the letter to the Hebrews, makes a challenging statement in Hebrews 11:1. He states: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NKJV) This statement highlights the genuine struggle we Christians have;...

LAOS:  No Rice for Christians

LAOS: No Rice for Christians

Seven families from two tribal groups are nearing starvation after village authorities confiscated their farmland because of their faith in Christ. About 50 people from the Khmu and Hmong tribes form the seven families. “Their faith is strong, and everyone is actively...

KOREA: Accused as Criminals for Bible Distribution

KOREA: Accused as Criminals for Bible Distribution

The Bible remains essential to the church in North Korea today, and The Voice of the Martyrs Korea is determined to continue getting God's Word into this closed nation through the use of various innovative methods. However, these efforts have recently become a point...

Emergency Relief for Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso

Emergency Relief for Displaced Christians in Burkina Faso

Christians in the north of this small African nation are suffering because of their faith. Many have been forced to flee their homes, leaving everything behind. Armed groups, including some aligned with al-Qaida and Islamic State, are waging a campaign of...

Christian Families Receive Emergency Aid

Christian Families Receive Emergency Aid

On 21 March, in a desperate move to curb surging COVID-19 cases, Pakistan imposed a nationwide lockdown. The enforced restrictions significantly affected the country’s poor and vulnerable communities, including the Christian minority. Pakistani Christians, most often...

NIGERIA: Mass Killing during Curfew

NIGERIA: Mass Killing during Curfew

Armed Fulani attacked five villages during a 24-hour curfew in a predominantly Christian area in Nigeria’s Kaduna state. While police said Fulani gunmen killed 21 villagers, local community leaders put the death toll at as many as 33. Dozens of homes were destroyed. The attacks took place in the Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local ...

ERITREA: Thirty Christians Arrested at Wedding

ERITREA: Thirty Christians Arrested at Wedding

Eritrean authorities continued their crackdown on unregistered religious groups when 30 guests were arrested at a wedding ceremony in late June. These Christians were arrested in the capital city of Asmara, joining 15 others who were previously arrested in April and sent to a prison camp. The government of Eritrea is known as one of ...

IRAN: Church Growth in the Pandemic

IRAN: Church Growth in the Pandemic

While COVID-19 has ravaged Iran’s government and economy, a popular Christian satellite channel is reporting an upsurge in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity. Mohabat TV has recorded 10 times more salvation decisions online than this time last year, with 3,000 Iranians coming to Christ every month since March. “We have seen an increase in our ...

PAKISTAN: Kidnapped Christian Girl remains Trapped

PAKISTAN: Kidnapped Christian Girl remains Trapped

Christian teenager Huma Younus, who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage last year, is now pregnant and being confined to one room by her abuser. Recently, Tabassum Yousaf, a lawyer representing Huma’s parents, informed them by phone that she was pregnant after being repeatedly raped by the man who abducted her. “Asked by her ...

YEMEN: Persecuted Christians Request Prayer

YEMEN: Persecuted Christians Request Prayer

Christians living in Yemen request prayer as they experience persecution amidst ongoing war, food shortages, and COVID-19. These challenges have created a significant burden of isolation, both spiritually and physically. The Christian population, which once numbered approximately 40,000, is reduced to only a few thousand. Most live unaware of each other’s existence and in great ...

NEPAL: Woman Stoned by Neighbour

NEPAL: Woman Stoned by Neighbour

Miriamu became a Christian in 2014, but when the distance became too great to travel to the nearest church for worship, she decided to start one in her home. Her neighbours were not Christians, and they became alarmed when they saw the new church beginning to grow. One Saturday a neighbour approached Miriamu to tell ...

PAKISTAN: Call to Expel All Christians

PAKISTAN: Call to Expel All Christians

A video from a Muslim cleric has gone viral in Pakistan, promoting hatred towards Christians and demanding that all of them be thrown out of the country. Referring to the followers of Jesus as “the worst infidels of the universe,” the cleric speaking in the video declares that “Christians have no right to live in ...

EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

EGYPT: “The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You…”

A young man was beaten, held captive and later disinherited after becoming interested in Christianity. Ahmed was 16 when he found a scrap of paper on his bus seat that said, “The Lord Jesus has chosen you for Him.” This piqued his curiosity and set him on a journey of seeking Jesus. When his family ...

30 Day Challenge: August 2020

30 Day Challenge: August 2020

The unknown author of the letter to the Hebrews, makes a challenging statement in Hebrews 11:1. He states: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NKJV) This statement highlights the genuine struggle we Christians have; physical circumstances dictate one reality to the physical eye, while the Word ...

LAOS:  No Rice for Christians

LAOS: No Rice for Christians

Seven families from two tribal groups are nearing starvation after village authorities confiscated their farmland because of their faith in Christ. About 50 people from the Khmu and Hmong tribes form the seven families. “Their faith is strong, and everyone is actively serving one another and the Lord,” wrote a VOM partner. The families are ...

CHINA:  Government Orders Low-Income Families to Abandon their Faith or Lose Financial Aid

CHINA: Government Orders Low-Income Families to Abandon their Faith or Lose Financial Aid

In the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of Christians, poor families are now being told to renounce their faith or lose welfare benefits. The Chinese economy has been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially low-income households struggling to make ends meet. Now government officials are ordering Christians who receive welfare payments to replace crosses, religious ...

KOREA: Accused as Criminals for Bible Distribution

KOREA: Accused as Criminals for Bible Distribution

The Bible remains essential to the church in North Korea today, and The Voice of the Martyrs Korea is determined to continue getting God’s Word into this closed nation through the use of various innovative methods. However, these efforts have recently become a point of contention with leaders of the South Korean government who are ...

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