VOMK Tuesday Report

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, ...

CHRISTIAN AID WORKER IMPRISONED FOR HIS FAITH IN SUDAN, NEARLY KILLED BY ISIS CELLMATES: “GOD HAD A PURPOSE”

CHRISTIAN AID WORKER IMPRISONED FOR HIS FAITH IN SUDAN, NEARLY KILLED BY ISIS CELLMATES: “GOD HAD A PURPOSE”

In December 2015, Czech-born Christian aid worker Petr Jasek went on a 4-day visit to Sudan to check on burned church buildings and persecuted Christians. But what was intended as a brief stay turned into a life sentence for spying and an eventual 445 days in prison with hardened IS fighters as his cell mates. ...

“TORTURED FOR CHRIST” MOVIE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE VIEWING FOR PASSION WEEK

“TORTURED FOR CHRIST” MOVIE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ONLINE VIEWING FOR PASSION WEEK

Voice of the Martyrs Korea is making its award-winning feature film “Tortured for Christ” available for free online viewing for Passion Week, beginning at 12:00AM Wednesday March 31 and continuing through Easter day April 4, at www.vomkorea.com/tfc/. “Tortured for Christ” tells the true story of Voice of the Martyrs founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, as written in ...

CHINA: RAID OF ELDERLY WOMEN’S CHURCH SHOWS COMMUNIST ANTI-CHRISTIAN STRATEGY EVOLVING

CHINA: RAID OF ELDERLY WOMEN’S CHURCH SHOWS COMMUNIST ANTI-CHRISTIAN STRATEGY EVOLVING

At approximately 10 am on Sunday February 28, several plainclothes police raided Chongqing Living Fountain Church, breaking up the small house church gathering and arresting two men, one of whom was preaching that day. The police confiscated a church computer and forced those attending to leave. Later, police pressured the landlord of the house hosting ...

SRI LANKA: TERRORIST ATTACK LEADS TO NEW WAVE OF CHURCH PLANTING

SRI LANKA: TERRORIST ATTACK LEADS TO NEW WAVE OF CHURCH PLANTING

This Easter marks the second anniversary of the deadly 2019 suicide bombing of Zion Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. In that bombing, local Islamic jihadists used a so-called “Mother of Satan” bomb similar to the one used in IS-related attacks on churches in Indonesia in 2018. 31 were killed in the Zion Church attack, and ...

CHINA: Christian prisoners located; letters of encouragement sought

CHINA: Christian prisoners located; letters of encouragement sought

The prison locations of two Christians jailed in China have been identified after a three-year search. One persecution support organization is urging Korean Christians to send letters of encouragement to the prisoners as soon as possible. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, Ms. Ju Dianhong and Ms. Liang Qin were sentenced in December 2017 in Yunnan Province for ...

BURKINA FASO: CHRISTIAN CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL YEARS AFTER TERRORIST ATTACKS

BURKINA FASO: CHRISTIAN CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL YEARS AFTER TERRORIST ATTACKS

The Coronavirus delayed the return to school of many children around the world this year, but for Christian children in Burkina Faso, their return comes after a much longer wait. Jihadist groups attacking Christian villages have forced 40,000 Christians out of their homes over the past three years. Those attacks have turned thousands of school-age ...

INDONESIA: HOMES REPLACE THOSE BURNED IN NOVEMBER ANTI-CHRISTIAN ATTACKS

INDONESIA: HOMES REPLACE THOSE BURNED IN NOVEMBER ANTI-CHRISTIAN ATTACKS

The foundation was laid for the first of several replacement homes planned in Sulawesi, Indonesia, just months after terrorists there murdered 4 Christians and burned 7 homes, including a Salvation Army prayer room, on November 27. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the IS-affiliated terrorists  displaced 750 Christians in the village of Lewonu Lembantongoa. Representative ...

NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: TIGRAY CHURCH STAYS AND SERVES AS CITIZENS FLEE WAR ZONE

NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: TIGRAY CHURCH STAYS AND SERVES AS CITIZENS FLEE WAR ZONE

Pastor “T” (name withheld for security reasons) conducted a wedding at his church yesterday. While Ethiopian weddings normally require Pastor T to coordinate many details, this one required more coordination than most. Pastor T’s church is currently located in one of the hottest war zones on earth.  Simmering conflict between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopian government forces broke out ...

CHINA: CROSSES REMOVED FROM 5 WENZHOU CHURCHES IN SECRET NIGHTTIME RAIDS

CHINA: CROSSES REMOVED FROM 5 WENZHOU CHURCHES IN SECRET NIGHTTIME RAIDS

Authorities in Wenzhou, China continue to remove crosses from churches in the region. The latest round of cross removals began overnight on January 15, when authorities tore down crosses at four churches in the city, including Yongzhong Street Canghe Church in Longwan District. Then early morning February 1, the cross was removed from Wenzhou’s Shuixin ...