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CHINA: IMPRISONED CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE OWNER’S APPEAL POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

CHINA: IMPRISONED CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE OWNER’S APPEAL POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

(Linhai, Zhejiang Province) A Christian bookstore owner who was sent to prison for selling books by foreign Christians and by Early Rain Church Pastor Wang Yi has had his appeal hearing postponed indefinitely. Authorities blamed the postponement of the hearing of Zhang Xiaomai, the owner of Xiaomai Bookstore in Linhai, Zhejiang Province, on Coronavirus concerns. ...

INDIA: PASTORS “PAYING THE PRICE” FOR RAPID GROWTH OF CHRISTIANITY AMONG SAURA PEOPLE

INDIA: PASTORS “PAYING THE PRICE” FOR RAPID GROWTH OF CHRISTIANITY AMONG SAURA PEOPLE

According to researchers, the number of Christians among the Saura tribe of eastern India has increased from 2,000 30 years ago to more than 200,000 today, an estimated 60% of the Saura population. Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley says that growth has led to resentment and violence against the Saura ...

NORTH KOREA: MINISTRY GOES LOW-TECH TO EVADE STATE SURVEILLANCE

NORTH KOREA: MINISTRY GOES LOW-TECH TO EVADE STATE SURVEILLANCE

As the North Korean government implements its new “anti-reactionary thought law”, which promises even harsher punishments for anyone found accessing foreign content, one ministry says a return to low-tech methods of information distribution is essential to protecting those who are distributing and receiving gospel outreach inside North Korea. “Technology always leaves a trail, and often ...

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA RECEIVES CERTIFICATION OF FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA RECEIVES CERTIFICATION OF FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

The Christian Council for Financial Transparency Korea (CCFK) renewed its certification of Voice of the Martyrs Korea this month, according to CCFK President Hwang Ho Chan. “Voice of the Martyrs Korea received initial accreditation from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), CCFK’s parent organization in 2014,” said President Hwang. “Upon the formation in 2015 of a Korean affiliate of the ECFA, the ...

AFGHANISTAN: CHRISTIANS FACE NEW REGIME WITH FAITH AND CREATIVITY

AFGHANISTAN: CHRISTIANS FACE NEW REGIME WITH FAITH AND CREATIVITY

A farmer and his family live in the Afghan countryside. He is quietly Christian, having been discipled for several years through contact with a Christian radio station broadcasting into Afghanistan, since there is no church in his area. Recently, town elders urged him to give his 16-year-old daughter to a Taliban warrior, explaining he would ...

Ministry Leader: COVID Has Created a “Window of Opportunity” to Evangelize Stranded NK Foreign Workers

Ministry Leader: COVID Has Created a “Window of Opportunity” to Evangelize Stranded NK Foreign Workers

More than 100,000 North Koreans working in China, Russia, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East have been unable to return home due to North Korea’s COVID lockdown, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea. The ministry’s Representative, Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, says that has created a “window of opportunity” for evangelism which Christian ministries ...

CHINA: DISTRIBUTION OF 3,000 “SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN A BOX” CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

CHINA: DISTRIBUTION OF 3,000 “SUNDAY SCHOOLS IN A BOX” CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

Chinese house church networks are currently distributing 3,000 “Sunday Schools in a Box” to Christian children and families across China, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. “A ‘Sunday School in a Box’ is a digital Children’s Bible, a video player, and a comprehensive curriculum packaged together so that an adult of any education level can use it to teach ...

PASTOR URGES NK DEFECTOR PASTOR ASSOCIATION: DO NOT USE SK CHURCH PLANTING METHODS FOR NK

PASTOR URGES NK DEFECTOR PASTOR ASSOCIATION: DO NOT USE SK CHURCH PLANTING METHODS FOR NK

Speaking to North Korean defector pastors at the Bukkichong North Korean Defector Pastors Association summer retreat on August 10, Voice of the Martyrs Korea CEO Pastor Eric Foley urged the association members to become proficient in North Korean underground church planting methods and to apply these in both North and South Korea, instead of using ...

CHINA: OFFICIALS REMOVE CROSSES FROM CHRISTIAN FISHERMEN’S BOATS

CHINA: OFFICIALS REMOVE CROSSES FROM CHRISTIAN FISHERMEN’S BOATS

Citing safety concerns, officials in Qushan Island, Zhejiang Province forcibly removed crosses from several fishing boats on July 28. They also erased “Emmanuel” slogans painted on boats and informed fishermen that if they refused to permit the cross removals they would be denied fishing permits and access to gasoline. “The population of Qushan Island is around 70,000. One-third of ...

NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: AS TWO REFUGEE CAMPS ARE DESTROYED, TEN NEW CHURCHES FORM

NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: AS TWO REFUGEE CAMPS ARE DESTROYED, TEN NEW CHURCHES FORM

As heavy fighting in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray continues into its ninth month, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea has “sounded the alarm” calling for prompt UN investigation of what he is calling the “horror stories” of Eritreans fleeing the destruction of two refugee camps in the region. But amidst ...