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PAKISTAN: THREE BOYS ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY FOR ALLEGED QURAN BURNING

PAKISTAN: THREE BOYS ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY FOR ALLEGED QURAN BURNING

Three Christian boys from Narowal, a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan, were accused of blasphemy after allegedly burning pages of the Quran, the Islamic holy book, on Christmas Eve. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the boys lit a bonfire for Christmas celebrations. “The village, Kotli Muhammad Sadeeq, is a majority Muslim ...

CHINA: EVANGELIST IS FIRST 2021 DETAINEE, FOR NEW YEARS EVE PREACHING

CHINA: EVANGELIST IS FIRST 2021 DETAINEE, FOR NEW YEARS EVE PREACHING

On January 1, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Zhengxiang Branch of Hengyang Municipal Police Department issued its first 2021 penalty—ordering the detainment of Christian street evangelist Chen Wensheng for 10 days for preaching the gospel on New Year's Eve. “Evangelist Chen Wensheng was Christian ‘Detainee No. 0001’ for 2021,” said Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook ...

THE MOTORBIKE IS A “MOBILE CHURCH” FOR PASTORS IN VIETNAM

THE MOTORBIKE IS A “MOBILE CHURCH” FOR PASTORS IN VIETNAM

Christianity is growing even amidst persecution in Communist Vietnam, but according to pastors in the places where the church is growing the fastest, the growth is not due to an increase in church buildings but to an increase in the number of motorbikes available for church planters. “New religious laws enacted in 2018 have reinforced religious restrictions for ...

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS SHARE PRAYER REQUESTS IN 24-HOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE FACEBOOK EVENT

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS SHARE PRAYER REQUESTS IN 24-HOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE FACEBOOK EVENT

Mosa, an Egyptian Christian, did not deny Christ as police electrocuted him, beat him unconscious, and knocked out his teeth. Today, Mosa lives a humble life with his wife and children. Still, he has health problems and thinks about how to provide for his children. He has asked VOM workers for prayer, so Voice of ...

CHINA: NEW RULES EXTEND RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS TO FOREIGNERS

CHINA: NEW RULES EXTEND RELIGIOUS RESTRICTIONS TO FOREIGNERS

Government restrictions on Chinese Christians are nothing new, but new rules proposed this month by China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs extend some of those religious restrictions to a group that has typically been exempt: Foreigners worshiping only with other foreigners in China. The new rules, entitled “Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Regulations ...

INDONESIA: 4 CHRISTIANS DEAD, 750 DISPLACED AS TERRORISTS BURN 7 HOMES, CHURCH

INDONESIA: 4 CHRISTIANS DEAD, 750 DISPLACED AS TERRORISTS BURN 7 HOMES, CHURCH

Workers from Voice of the Martyrs in Sulawesi, Indonesia are aiding Christians there in the aftermath of an IS-affiliated terrorist attack on November 27. Terrorists murdered 4 Christians, burned 7 homes including a Salvation Army prayer room, and displaced 750 Christians in the village of Lewonu Lembantongoa. A manhunt for the attackers is underway, aided ...

CHINA: POLICE SIEGE THE HOME OF 90-YEAR OLD MAN TO PREVENT HIS BAPTISM

CHINA: POLICE SIEGE THE HOME OF 90-YEAR OLD MAN TO PREVENT HIS BAPTISM

(Chengdu, Sichuan Province) State security officers sieged the home of the 90-year-old father of Liu Xiaoqiong, a renowned Chengdu female human rights activist, to prevent him from receiving baptism. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, Ms. Liu’s father revealed to his daughter that before his death he wants to profess Christ and receive Christian baptism. “He said that he hopes ...

VOMK RELEASES TWO NEW NK BIBLES, AVAILABLE FREE TO NK MINISTRIES

VOMK RELEASES TWO NEW NK BIBLES, AVAILABLE FREE TO NK MINISTRIES

Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced today the release of its complete Chosun Audio Bible as well as a reprint of its popular Chosun Study Bible. Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley says that the resources are available free to qualifying ministries and churches serving North Koreans. “People might think that ...

FREE MONTHLY PRAYER CALENDAR AND NEWSLETTER SEEK TO INCREASE PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

FREE MONTHLY PRAYER CALENDAR AND NEWSLETTER SEEK TO INCREASE PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Seeking to promote more knowledgeable and frequent prayer for persecuted Christians around the world, persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea is offering a free monthly full-color digital Global Prayer Calendar and Newsletter to individuals who request it directly from the ministry. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley, each day on ...

INDIA: WIDOWS OF MARTYRED CHRISTIANS RECEIVE SEWING MACHINES, TRAINING

INDIA: WIDOWS OF MARTYRED CHRISTIANS RECEIVE SEWING MACHINES, TRAINING

This month, 20 widows whose husbands were killed in anti-Christian violence in Odisha State are receiving sewing machines and the training to use them. The project, funded by Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s Families of Martyrs and Prisoners Fund, operates in Lokebadi, in the Kandhamal District of Odisha State. According to Voice of the Martyrs ...