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UNDER GUISE OF BANNING FOREIGN INFLUENCE, CHINA RESTRICTS RELIGIOUS INTERNET CONTENT

UNDER GUISE OF BANNING FOREIGN INFLUENCE, CHINA RESTRICTS RELIGIOUS INTERNET CONTENT

China’s state-owned Global Times last month announced a new government ban to go into effect March 1 on the operation of “online religious information services” by “overseas organizations”, but according to Christian persecution watchdog agency Voice of the Martyrs Korea, the text of the new regulations reveals a different target: a major new crackdown on ...

VOMK, EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS TO DISTRIBUTE 5,000 BIBLES TO EGYPTIAN MUSLIMS

VOMK, EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS TO DISTRIBUTE 5,000 BIBLES TO EGYPTIAN MUSLIMS

Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced today a plan to distribute 5,000 Bibles to Egyptian Muslims in 2022, through a partnership with local Egyptian Christians and their sister mission, Voice of the Martyrs Australia. The partnership follows what local Egyptian believers and Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley are calling a successful distribution ...

CHINA: 3 YEARS ON, ARRESTS AND DETAINMENTS CONTINUE FOR EARLY RAIN COVENANT CHURCH

CHINA: 3 YEARS ON, ARRESTS AND DETAINMENTS CONTINUE FOR EARLY RAIN COVENANT CHURCH

Authorities in Deyang in China’s Sichuan Province detained the accountant for Early Rain Qingcaodi Church, one of the churches planted by the embattled Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church, on November 30. Accountant Liu Wuyi has been ordered to provide evidence against a current church elder and a retired elder there who were arrested in November ...

MINISTRY REACHES OUT TO NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR “LOST SHEEP” IN SOUTH KOREAN COUNTRYSIDE

MINISTRY REACHES OUT TO NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR “LOST SHEEP” IN SOUTH KOREAN COUNTRYSIDE

Citing government statistics that about 35% of North Korean defectors live outside of the Seoul/Incheon/Gyeonggi Province area, Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley announced today a 500,000,000 KRW initiative to evangelize and disciple North Korean defector “lost sheep” in the South Korean countryside in 2022. “Jesus said if you have a hundred ...

VIETNAM: EVICTION OF CHRISTIAN FAMILY LEADS TO NEW CHURCH PLANT

VIETNAM: EVICTION OF CHRISTIAN FAMILY LEADS TO NEW CHURCH PLANT

When Tôn Thành Sang’s* brother-in-law conspired with the village chief to evict Tôn’s family from their home in the Vietnamese highlands, the brother-in-law, a former government official, was trying to stop Christianity, not spread it. But now, through the support of a local pastor and Voice of the Martyrs Korea, the eviction has led to ...

NK CHRISTIANS TEACH HOW TO GO “FROM VICTIM TO VICTOR” IN NEW BOOK

NK CHRISTIANS TEACH HOW TO GO “FROM VICTIM TO VICTOR” IN NEW BOOK

Voice of the Martyrs Korea today announced the release of Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley’s new book, The Hero’s Journey. “In this book I am privileged to be able to tell the real-life ‘hero’s journeys’ of ten North Korean Christians,” says Dr. Foley. “I share how they and I each learned to give up our ‘victims’ stories’ and become victors in Christ, by coming to understand how Christ tells the story of our lives. The ...

40,000 BIBLES DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN IN EASTERN UKRAINE CONFLICT ZONES

40,000 BIBLES DISTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN IN EASTERN UKRAINE CONFLICT ZONES

When Vanya received his Action Bible New Testament, he burst into tears. “It reminded him of his father,” says Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. Eastern Ukraine, with the conflict zones of Lugansk and Donetsk indicated Vanya, a young boy, lives in a village of about a thousand people in the so-called “gray zone” of Eastern Ukraine, an ...

VOMK Expands Children’s Christmas Gift Program to 10 Countries Persecuting Christians

VOMK Expands Children’s Christmas Gift Program to 10 Countries Persecuting Christians

Voice of the Martyrs Korea today announced plans to send Christmas Care Packages containing children’s Bibles, school supplies, toys, clothing, and hygiene items to Christian children in ten countries where their families are facing persecution due to their faith. “Last year our VOMK supporters made it possible for us to send more than 700 Christmas Care Packages to children ...

Jeju “Mayflower Church” denied asylum, faces potential repatriation to China and persecution

Jeju “Mayflower Church” denied asylum, faces potential repatriation to China and persecution

The South Korean government has denied the second appeal for asylum for the 60 members of Shenzen Holy Reformed Church, including its Pastor Pan Yongguang. The group, dubbed the “Mayflower Church” by global religious freedom advocates, fled China in 2019 for Jeju Island, where they have been supporting themselves by doing menial labor during their ...

THIS SUNDAY IS THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

THIS SUNDAY IS THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Christians in an estimated 100,000 churches in 130 countries worldwide will be joining together this Sunday to pray especially for persecuted Christians. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church has been observed annually on the first and second Sundays of November each year since being established more than 20 years ago by the ...