Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced today that the Voice of the Martyrs Russian language unit has joined its ministry.
“The Voice of the Martyrs Russian language unit has over one hundred years of combined experience in translating, publishing, and distributing books, videos, and electronic media to persecuted Christians in Russian speaking countries.” says Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. “For decades they have kept alive the original ministry that Voice of the Martyrs founder Rev. Richard Wurmbrand began more than 70 years ago: providing Russian speaking Christians with the gospel resources they need to make a faithful witness for Christ to their persecutors.”
The unit also continues to produce resources in Ukrainian and more than a dozen other languages across the former Soviet Union, Representative Foley says. The unit has been responsible for the translation and publication of more than 700 books and video resources.
According to Representative Foley, the decision to integrate the work of the Voice of the Martyrs Russian language unit with Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s own Russian language team was an easy one.
A selection of Russian language resources produced by Voice of the Martyrs Korea and the Voice of the Martyrs Russian language unit, which have now merged under Voice of the Martyrs Korea.
“Each Voice of the Martyrs organization around the world is independent, and the Voice of the Martyrs Russian language unit previously worked under the oversight of one of our sister VOMs,” said Representative Foley. “But our own Voice of the Martyrs Korea Russian language work has grown to the point where Russian speakers around the world are actually our largest constituency, even more than Korean speakers. It was clear that combining the teams under the oversight of Voice of the Martyrs Korea was in the best interests of everyone—especially the Christians we are serving.”
Representative Foley says that the newly combined Russian language unit will be called, “Голос мучеников, a ministry of Voice of the Martyrs Korea”. VOMK’s Russian language website will become https://vom-ru.org/, while its Russian language Facebook page will remain https://www.facebook.com/VOMKRUS. The new team will continue to produce both digital and print editions of the Voice of the Martyrs Russian language newsletter, available for subscription through the website. Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s Korean language ministry remains unchanged.
Individuals interested in learning more about Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s work with persecuted Russian language believers can visit https://vomkorea.com/en/project/russia-ministry/.