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VIETNAM: PASTOR’S WIFE EVANGELIZES 32 WHILE IN HOSPITAL FOR CANCER TREATMENT

VIETNAM: PASTOR’S WIFE EVANGELIZES 32 WHILE IN HOSPITAL FOR CANCER TREATMENT

A pastor’s wife in Vietnam has led over 30 patients to Christ and shared the gospel with more than 100 while hospitalized to receive cancer treatment, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea. “Nguyen Thanh and her husband have dedicated their lives to advancing God’s kingdom among remote villages throughout Vietnam,” says Voice of the ...

GAZA’S ONLY PROTESTANT CHURCH, DAMAGED IN LATEST ISRAEL/HAMAS CONFLICT, CARRIES ON

GAZA’S ONLY PROTESTANT CHURCH, DAMAGED IN LATEST ISRAEL/HAMAS CONFLICT, CARRIES ON

The building of Gaza’s only Protestant church sustained minor damage in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, but the one dozen remaining congregation members are continuing the church’s sizeable outreach ministries despite the risk, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. “The Lord is miraculously preserving a witness for himself in Gaza—that ...

CHINA: LOCAL OFFICIAL TELLS PASTOR DURING INTERROGATION “I CAN BEAT YOU TO DEATH”

CHINA: LOCAL OFFICIAL TELLS PASTOR DURING INTERROGATION “I CAN BEAT YOU TO DEATH”

Pastor Yang Hua of Living Stone Church in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province was transported from a local police station to the emergency room of a nearby hospital after being beaten by a government official during a May 23 interrogation regarding his travel plans, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea. Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, representative of ...

CHINA: MORE EARLY RAIN CHURCH MEMBERS DETAINED, BEATEN

CHINA: MORE EARLY RAIN CHURCH MEMBERS DETAINED, BEATEN

A minister from the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China was held in police custody on the weekend of May 8-9, and four church members were questioned with two being beaten while attempting to bring him food. The actions against Early Rain Church were the latest since an April 21 police raid on a tutoring program operated by ...

CHINA: PASTOR TEACHES THE BENEFITS OF SUFFERING IN A LETTER TO HIS PERSECUTED CHURCH

CHINA: PASTOR TEACHES THE BENEFITS OF SUFFERING IN A LETTER TO HIS PERSECUTED CHURCH

The administrative detention of two ministers of Beijing’s Zion Church by Chinese authorities earlier this month has prompted a response from Zion’s pastor: A letter to his congregation teaching the spiritual benefits of persecution. “Those in chains for Christ will be completely free in Christ," wrote Pastor “Ezra” Jin Mingri, in an open letter to Zion Church members on May 1, co-signed by the church’s elders ...

CHINA: POLICE RAID EARLY RAIN CHURCH TUTORING PROGRAM, DETAIN YOUTH AND PARENTS

CHINA: POLICE RAID EARLY RAIN CHURCH TUTORING PROGRAM, DETAIN YOUTH AND PARENTS

On April 21, more than 10 police officers of Chengdu City Wenjiang District entered a residence, seizing four adult members of Early Rain Covenant Church and 12 adolescents who were participating in a tutoring program operated by the church at the location. Three Christians living at the residence were also detained. It is the latest ...

AS RUSSIA-UKRAINE TENSIONS SOAR, VOM LAUNCHES MAJOR BIBLE DISTRIBUTION IN THE REGION

AS RUSSIA-UKRAINE TENSIONS SOAR, VOM LAUNCHES MAJOR BIBLE DISTRIBUTION IN THE REGION

The long-simmering conflict between Russia and Ukraine saw tensions reach their highest levels since 2014 this week, as an estimated 100,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukraine border in what Russia described as a “snap inspection” of its military readiness in the region. The action drew calls of concern from the United States and the ...

TOP EUROPEAN GOSPEL GROUP’S SONG CELEBRATES BIBLE BALLOON LAUNCHING TO NORTH KOREA

TOP EUROPEAN GOSPEL GROUP’S SONG CELEBRATES BIBLE BALLOON LAUNCHING TO NORTH KOREA

The Netherlands’ Country Trail Band, one of Europe’s most popular country gospel groups, is commemorating the North Korean Bible balloon launches of Korean NGO Voice of the Martyrs with a song. The song, “Straight into the Heart”, which appears on the group’s album of the same name, says in the chorus, “The word of God ...

VIETNAM: CHRISTIANS DENIED PUBLIC SERVICES, TOLD “LET YOUR GOD SAVE YOU!”

VIETNAM: CHRISTIANS DENIED PUBLIC SERVICES, TOLD “LET YOUR GOD SAVE YOU!”

81-year-old Sister ‘D’ (name withheld for security purposes) lives alone in a tiny hut on a remote mountain field in Tuyen Quang province in northern Vietnam. She previously lived with her family in a nearby village. But last summer when she became a Christian, she was rejected by her family, forced out of their home, ...