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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 ...

RUSSIA: 15 EVANGELISTS DETAINED, LEADER FINED FOR EVANGELISM RALLY

RUSSIA: 15 EVANGELISTS DETAINED, LEADER FINED FOR EVANGELISM RALLY

15 evangelists were temporarily detained and questioned and the group’s leader fined for an evangelism rally in Bogoroditsk, 250 km south of Moscow, on June 9. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the group, composed of unregistered Baptists from the surrounding regions of Tula, Smolensk and Tver and led ...

NORTH KOREANS WORKING ABROAD GIVE THANKS FOR “SCARY BOOK”

NORTH KOREANS WORKING ABROAD GIVE THANKS FOR “SCARY BOOK”

Voice of the Martyrs Korea, an NGO which serves persecuted Christians worldwide, released letters it received this week from North Koreans working abroad who received audio Bibles through the NGO’s distribution efforts. “The workers wrote that they previously regarded the Bible as ‘the most terrifying thing’, a ‘scary book’, and even an ‘evil thing’,” says ...