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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 ...

CHINA: EVANGELIST RELEASED AFTER SIXTH 2021 DETENTION

CHINA: EVANGELIST RELEASED AFTER SIXTH 2021 DETENTION

Officials in Hunan Province, China released the man known to his friends as the “Gospel Warrior”, Chen Wensheng, on October 11th after he served 15 days in a detention center, for public evangelism. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the detention was Chen’s sixth in 2021. He was also ...

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 ...