Voice of the Martyrs Korea

CRIMEA: CHURCH LEADER AND 2 MINISTERS FINED FOR PRIVATE WORSHIP SERVICE

CRIMEA: CHURCH LEADER AND 2 MINISTERS FINED FOR PRIVATE WORSHIP SERVICE

On August 16, a judge in the city of Saky in Crimea fined an unregistered Baptist church leader and two ministers for illegal missionary activity related to worship activities held in a private residence. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the ruling raises questions about government-imposed definitions of “religious ...

UKRAINE: CHURCH BUILDINGS SEIZED, PASTORS DETAINED IN MELITOPOL AND MARIUPOL BUT CHURCHES PERSEVERE

UKRAINE: CHURCH BUILDINGS SEIZED, PASTORS DETAINED IN MELITOPOL AND MARIUPOL BUT CHURCHES PERSEVERE

Russian occupation authorities closed Grace Baptist Church in Melitopol on Sunday, September 11, during the church’s worship service. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea, occupation authorities have now closed the city’s three largest evangelical Protestant churches in the last two months. Meanwhile, Voice of the Martyrs Korea has learned that in the nearby village ...

MAYFLOWER CHURCH DEPARTS JEJU FOR THAILAND AFTER FINAL PERSECUTION TRAINING

MAYFLOWER CHURCH DEPARTS JEJU FOR THAILAND AFTER FINAL PERSECUTION TRAINING

The members of Shenzen Holy Reformed Church assembled one final time for training on Christian persecution from Voice of the Martyrs Korea at a secret location on Jeju Island on August 28. Unlike the previous trainings, however, this time only a handful of congregation members were present in person. The majority of the 61 members ...

CHINA: Christian visitor to Sichuan arrested, declared “socially dangerous” for sharing his testimony

CHINA: Christian visitor to Sichuan arrested, declared “socially dangerous” for sharing his testimony

The Public Security Bureau in Sichuan Province’s Gulin County arrested Wenzhou Christian Lin Xuesui and charged him with "organizing and financing illegal gatherings" for attending a Sunday church gathering on June 14 and sharing his testimony in the remote mountainous region, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea. Voice of the Martyrs Korea notes that ...

CHINA: Three Megachurches Carry on Despite Weekend Government Crackdown

CHINA: Three Megachurches Carry on Despite Weekend Government Crackdown

Three of China’s most prominent unregistered churches which are no strangers to government raids—Zion Church and Shouwang Church in Beijing and Early Rain Church in Chengdu—endured another crackdown by authorities in separate events during the days of August 11-14. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea, Zion Church’s Mentougou district branch was raided during its ...

HONG KONG: CHRISTIAN COLLEGE REQUIRES MINISTRY STUDENTS TO PASS GOVERNMENT SECURITY EXAM

HONG KONG: CHRISTIAN COLLEGE REQUIRES MINISTRY STUDENTS TO PASS GOVERNMENT SECURITY EXAM

Beginning with the 2022 school year that opens next month, students at Hong Kong’s Gratia Christian College, including those enrolled in the school’s Christian Ministry diploma program, will be required to complete four national security education courses by video and pass the national security course test. "The book of Romans in the New Testament says ...

VIETNAM: AUTHORITIES USING REGISTERED CHURCHES TO SUPPRESS UNREGISTERED ONES

VIETNAM: AUTHORITIES USING REGISTERED CHURCHES TO SUPPRESS UNREGISTERED ONES

Local authorities harassing members of unregistered churches is nothing new in Vietnam. But what is new is authorities using registered churches to do the harassing. “Churches in Vietnam have always hesitated to register with the government because it’s difficult to register, and then after they register, it’s difficult to comply with all the ongoing government ...

IRAQ: FIRST-EVER MODERN LANGUAGE FAMILY BIBLE TO BE PLACED IN EACH CHRISTIAN HOME ON THE NINEVAH PLAINS

IRAQ: FIRST-EVER MODERN LANGUAGE FAMILY BIBLE TO BE PLACED IN EACH CHRISTIAN HOME ON THE NINEVAH PLAINS

Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced today a plan to place copies of the first-ever modern Chaldean dialect Bible in 30,000 Christian homes in Northern Iraq, through a partnership with local Iraqi Christians and its sister mission, Voice of the Martyrs Australia. “This is more than a Bible distribution project,” says Voice of the Martyrs ...