VOMK Tuesday Report

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 ...

HARASSMENT OF CHINA DECLARATION PASTORS CONTINUES WITH WINTERTIME HOME EVICTION

HARASSMENT OF CHINA DECLARATION PASTORS CONTINUES WITH WINTERTIME HOME EVICTION

The leader of a church in Linfen City in southwest Shanxi province, China, was evicted from his home this month on two days’ notice. As Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley explains, the eviction is part of a campaign of continuing pressure by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against 439 Chinese ...

VOMK SENT 23,000 BIBLES TO NORTH KOREA IN 2020, PROJECTS 30% MORE FOR 2021

VOMK SENT 23,000 BIBLES TO NORTH KOREA IN 2020, PROJECTS 30% MORE FOR 2021

Voice of the Martyrs Korea announced today that it sent a total of 22,847 Bibles to North Korea in 2020, in addition to airing daily Bible recordings on its 5 shortwave and medium wave broadcasts into North Korea. According to Voice of the Martyrs CEO the Rev. Dr. Eric Foley, the number includes mass distributions and individual hand-to-hand distributions in both print and electronic ...

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 ...