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A Couple’s Unyielding Outreach

Posted July 20th, 2019

Tani, a Tunisian, and Boutros, a Syrian had “seen” one another engaging with Muslim seekers in Christian chat rooms and respected one another as fellow Christian converts from Islam. Then, when they finally met face to face at a meeting in Egypt, they fell in love. When it became clear that God was bringing them Read the full article…

Ali in North Africa

Posted July 18th, 2019

Ali was a jihadi. He had a long beard, wore white clothing and trained to fight alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. One of Ali’s brothers, however, had become a Christian. “I would show him the Quran verses and tell him, ‘Look, you have to believe. You have to believe back to Islam’” Ali said. “Every Read the full article…

Jihadi in North Africa

Throwing Stones In Sri Lanka

Posted June 13th, 2019

SRI LANKA Threats, intimidation, legal restrictions – and violence: these are not uncommon experiences for Sri Lankan Christians today. The long civil war that ravaged the country may be over, but it is Christians – and particularly evangelicals – who continue to face persecution today. And yet as they do so, the church is growing, Read the full article…

Persecution is rising in Sri Lanka

Finding Refuge In Jesus

Posted April 11th, 2019

A Fulani man’s decision to follow Christ leads him from experiencing persecution to helping new Christians grow in faith. “Turn away from Islam and follow me,” the man in white told him. When Abel awoke he had no idea what the dream meant, and no matter how hard he tried he could not forget the Read the full article…

Nigeria Fulan man turns to Christ

Egypt: Radical Muslim won by the Love of Christ

Posted March 11th, 2019

Walid hated his Christian co-worker so much that he planned to kill him. But a bold act of love set him on a new course — directly to Christ. After listening to his co-worker sing Christian worship songs for several days as they painted a house in Cairo, Walid had finally had enough. His ultraconservative Read the full article…

They Are Listening In North Korea

Posted February 7th, 2019

The young woman settled into her seat in front of a microphone in a closet-sized studio. Hannah* skimmed the script, took a breath and began to read. Once an eager listener on the other side of the broadcast, Hannah is now a familiar voice of forbidden Christian programming that is broadcast into North Korea. When Read the full article…

Christian radio broadcasts bring light to the persecuted in North Korea

ASIA BIBI FREED. PAKISTAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ACQUITTAL

Posted January 30th, 2019

From VOM partners in the UK, Release International Release International welcomes the decision by Pakistan Supreme Court to uphold acquittal of Asia Bibi. Calls for Pakistan to protect Asia and Christian minority, review cases of 200 other Christians behind bars and repeal blasphemy laws. Release International welcomes the decision by the Pakistan Supreme Court to Read the full article…

Until His Last Breath – Jatya’s Story

Posted January 7th, 2019

A year after facing persecution for the eighth time, 90-year-old Jatya is prepared to suffer yet again. Jatya” is eager to share the evidence of his faithful evangelism with visitors. The frail yet energetic man lives in southern India, in a village heavily populated with paid informants for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The RSS, Read the full article…

Jatya suffered persecution for his Christian faith in India

A Church On Four Wheels

Posted November 21st, 2018

At a prearranged location, Rob* waits, watching for a familiar vehicle among the heavy traffic passing by on the street in front of him. When he sees his friend’s car manoeuvre to the curb, he hops in and they drive around for a few hours. In this Central Asian country, where meeting in public could Read the full article…

Church on Four Wheels

The Prison Pastor | Central Asia

Posted November 5th, 2018

Imprisoned as a threat to the state, Pastor Kashkumbaev had every reason to feel discouraged. But a pointed question from a Christian brother changed his perspective, leading to a powerful work of God in a Kazakhstani prison. You will serve 10 years of hard time,” the investigator said solemnly. The elderly pastor would be almost Read the full article…

The prison pastor in Kazakhstan

Asia Bibi Wins Appeal Against Death Sentence!

Posted October 31st, 2018

FANTASTIC NEWS – ASIA BIBI WINS APPEAL AGAINST DEATH SENTENCE! Asia Bibi, in prison in Pakistan and sentenced to death for blasphemy since 2010, has WON her final appeal in Pakistan’s Supreme Court. From VOM Sources: This morning three Supreme Court justices filed into an Islamabad courtroom. They were ready to announce their verdict against Asia Read the full article…

Asia Bibi acquitted

REBEKAH’S STORY: ASHES OF THE LIVING WORD

Posted October 7th, 2018

As Rebekah stood on a hill just outside her Nigerian village one hot day in 2014, she could do nothing but watch as her house and church burned to the ground. She and her neighbours were devastated at the sight of their village in flames and helpless to defend themselves against the heavily armed Boko Read the full article…

persecution in Nigeria

YARA’S STORY: LOSING EVERYTHING TO GAIN JESUS

Posted October 1st, 2018

When Yara* learned that her father and brothers might kill her for leaving Islam and turning to Christ, she knew she had to flee for safety. Although she loved her family and job as a college professor in her Middle Eastern country, she needed to start a new life elsewhere. “I didn’t know where to Read the full article…

Women persecuted for following Jesus

Fugitive for Christ

Posted August 17th, 2018

Once filled with hate for Christians, today this former imam cannot stop sharing Christ’s love despite death threats. Mahad Birik moves to a new rental house every month. His phone chirps continually with text messages from unknown numbers: “We will get you!” Now 46, Mahad was born into a Somali family in a predominantly Muslim Read the full article…

Kenya: The Bitter Gospel

Posted August 10th, 2018

It took a horrific attack on her church for Emily* to realise that her understanding of God was wrong. Three years prior, her bishop asked her to move to a new church plant near Mombasa, Kenya. The Joy in Jesus Church in Likoni was struggling, and the bishop thought Emily could help. Over the next Read the full article…

Persecuted for Christ in Kenya

On the Road with Robbers

Posted July 12th, 2018

Give us more!” the robbers demanded. It was 9 p.m., and Faisal’s Bible distribution team was eager to be home. After delivering Bibles to eleven Pakistani villages in three days, they had taken a shortcut to get home faster. But as the team slowed their old van to navigate a bumpy stretch of road, they Read the full article…

On the road with robbers in Pakistan

How We Smuggle Bibles

Posted July 1st, 2018

Access to God’s Word should never be denied or restricted. Today’s Bible smugglers are willing to be viewed as criminals in the eyes of their countrymen and governments because their higher loyalty is to God and His Word. We were inspired by these recent reports from our overseas staff working in Bible-smuggling frontiers. Some country Read the full article…

Bible smuggling on SD card

BEATEN FOR EVANGELISM IN NEPAL

Posted June 7th, 2018

Rana didn’t see whose hand slapped her first, but she was startled by its sting. After the first slap, the others joined in, kicking her and beating her with sticks. When she fell to the ground, the mob of nearly 20 angry women from her Nepali village continued to kick her small body. Rana’s own Read the full article…

Beaten for Christian evangelism in Nepal

Tibet – A Missionary’s Story of Breakthrough and Tears

Posted June 1st, 2018

Missionary, Sister Amber* spent more than a decade in Tibet, providing vocational training to the people and sharing the message of Christ’s love. She felt God’s call especially to work among one of Tibet’s nomadic tribal people groups, who jokingly call themselves “the roof on the roof of the world.” Amber felt the Lord called Read the full article…

PAKISTAN: CHIEF JUSTICE TO HEAR ASIA BIBI’S APPEAL

Posted May 28th, 2018

24 May 2018 There is a mixture of hope and scepticism among Pakistani Christians with the latest development in the case of Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2009.The Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, stated on 21 April that Asia’s appeal would be heard soon and that Read the full article…