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CHINA: CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE OWNER RELEASED FROM PRISON TWO YEARS EARLY

CHINA: CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE OWNER RELEASED FROM PRISON TWO YEARS EARLY

A Chinese Christian bookstore owner sentenced to seven years in prison for alleged illegal business operations has been released from prison more than two years early, according to persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea. Chen Yu, the former owner and operator of “Xiaomai Bookstore” in Linhai City in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province was released from ...

CHINA: WIFE PAYS THE PRICE FOR STANDING UP FOR IMPRISONED HOUSE CHURCH PASTOR HUSBAND

CHINA: WIFE PAYS THE PRICE FOR STANDING UP FOR IMPRISONED HOUSE CHURCH PASTOR HUSBAND

The wife of a house church pastor in China posted a defense of her husband, who has been imprisoned for more than a year, on Chinese social media last month. Within hours, the post was blocked, police had descended on her home, and she and her parents-in-law were receiving threatening phone calls from authorities demanding ...

NEW SEMINARY PREPARES KOREAN CHRISTIANS FOR MINISTRY AMIDST GROWING OPPOSITION

NEW SEMINARY PREPARES KOREAN CHRISTIANS FOR MINISTRY AMIDST GROWING OPPOSITION

A new seminary opens in Korea this month, but don’t expect a ribbon cutting ceremony or an open house. “Underground Seminary”, a new Korean seminary operated by persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea, is designed to train Korean Christians how to lead the church in settings of growing opposition to the Christian faith in ...

SIERRA LEONE: YOUNG GIRL TURNS FROM SATAN TO CHRIST, NOW MARKED FOR DEATH BY GRANDMOTHER

SIERRA LEONE: YOUNG GIRL TURNS FROM SATAN TO CHRIST, NOW MARKED FOR DEATH BY GRANDMOTHER

As a young girl in Sierra Leone, Africa, Miracle was taught by her grandmother to invoke demonic spirits and perform brutal rituals for a secret Satanic religious society. But now that Miracle has become a Christian, she herself has been marked for death by her grandmother. “For two years, Miracle, who was known as Sassa ...

CHINA: PASTOR JOHN CAO RELEASED AFTER COMPLETING 7 YEAR SENTENCE

CHINA: PASTOR JOHN CAO RELEASED AFTER COMPLETING 7 YEAR SENTENCE

Voice of the Martyrs Korea is reporting that Pastor John Cao has been released from prison in Kunming in Yunnan province on March 3rd after finishing his seven-year sentence for allegedly organizing illegal border crossings into China from neighboring Myanmar. Voice of the Martyrs had conducted a global letter writing campaign on behalf of Pastor ...

NORTH KOREA: LETTERS FROM UNDERGROUND CHRISTIANS REPORT SAME TEMPTATIONS AS OTHER CHRISTIANS, SAME GRACE TO OVERCOME THEM

NORTH KOREA: LETTERS FROM UNDERGROUND CHRISTIANS REPORT SAME TEMPTATIONS AS OTHER CHRISTIANS, SAME GRACE TO OVERCOME THEM

Some popular media depict North Korean underground Christians as superheroes of faith barely fazed by their government’s relentless persecution. Other media depict the group as barely surviving, desperate for help from their fellow Christians abroad. But according to a new batch of letters released by persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea, North Korean underground ...

LAOS: PERSECUTORS DESTROYED THEIR HOMES, BUT THESE 10 CHRISTIAN FAMILIES ARE KEEPING THE FAITH

LAOS: PERSECUTORS DESTROYED THEIR HOMES, BUT THESE 10 CHRISTIAN FAMILIES ARE KEEPING THE FAITH

Voice of the Martyrs Korea is reporting that the homes of all ten Christian families in a village in the South of Laos (name withheld for security reasons) were torn down one by one by fellow villagers over an eight-month period last year. According to Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, a building the families were ...

INDIA: FATHER’S DEATH BRINGS SON CLOSER TO GOD, PERSECUTORS

INDIA: FATHER’S DEATH BRINGS SON CLOSER TO GOD, PERSECUTORS

Pastor Shankar Yalam was the Number 2 target on the “Most Wanted” list of India’s communist Naxalite guerrillas. When he was brutally murdered on March 17, 2022, his enemies believed they had eliminated one of their strongest Christian opponents. But according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the communist Naxalite ...