VOMK Tuesday Report

NEW JILIN CORONAVIRUS OUTRBREAK PUTS NORTH KOREAN SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN AT RISK OF STARVATION

NEW JILIN CORONAVIRUS OUTRBREAK PUTS NORTH KOREAN SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN AT RISK OF STARVATION

A new outbreak of Coronavirus in Northeast China’s Jilin Province has led authorities there to restrict travel and institute additional control measures. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the new measures make it nearly impossible for North Korean sex-trafficked women there to feed their families. “The biggest worry today for North ...

BURKINA FASO: CORONAVIRUS LINKED TO INCREASED CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

BURKINA FASO: CORONAVIRUS LINKED TO INCREASED CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

Coronavirus-related persecution of Christians continues to grow in Burkina Faso. In February, a pastor and his wife were accused of bringing the Coronavirus into the country after attending a conference in France. Now the nation is one of the hardest hit by the virus in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than 600 cases and more than ...

3 CHILDREN DEAD IN FULANI CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ATTACK ON NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS

3 CHILDREN DEAD IN FULANI CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ATTACK ON NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS

Grisly photos and eyewitness accounts have emerged of the April 14 Fulani militant attacks against Christians in Plateau State Nigeria, in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. In this latest attack, Fulani extremists murdered two five-year-old children and a three-year-old infant. Voice of the Martyrs Korea has been gathering reports from its partners in the region. According to Representative Hyun Sook Foley, those ...

FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, PASTOR HAN CHUNG-RYEOL’S INFLUENCE CONTINUES TO GROW

FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, PASTOR HAN CHUNG-RYEOL’S INFLUENCE CONTINUES TO GROW

April 30 marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Pastor Han Chung Ryeol, the Korean Chinese pastor stabbed to death through his skull and heart in an apparent murder in Changbai, China in 2016. But according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the story of Pastor Han’s ministry and ...

DEACON SPENDS 2,000TH DAY IN NK PRISON AS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR HIS RELEASE

DEACON SPENDS 2,000TH DAY IN NK PRISON AS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR HIS RELEASE

Deacon Jang Moon Seok 장문석, who ministered to North Koreans in Changbai, China alongside martyred Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, spent his 2,000th day in a prison inside of North Korea while coworkers mobilized a global letter writing campaign urging his release. “Deacon Jang, who is also known by his Chinese name Zhang Wen Shi, is an ethnically Korean Chinese ...

DEMAND FOR BIBLES SOARS IN NORTH KOREA AMIDST CORONAVIRUS

DEMAND FOR BIBLES SOARS IN NORTH KOREA AMIDST CORONAVIRUS

Statistics on the spread of the Coronavirus inside North Korea are the subject of considerable speculation among governments, media, and aid agencies, but according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, one fact is well established: Demand for Bibles in North Koreans has increased sharply during the pandemic. “It’s not only ...

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

Pastor Wang Yi of Sichuan Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment on a charge of “inciting subversion of state power” last year. At an unspecified time earlier this year, authorities allowed Pastor Wang’s family to visit him. Then on Wednesday March 25 a photo from an unspecified source showing Pastor ...

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

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

Voice of the Martyrs Korea has made its award-winning feature film “Tortured for Christ” available for free online viewing for Passion Week, from now through midnight on Saturday, at www.vomkorea.com/tfc/. “Tortured for Christ” tells the true story of Voice of the Martyrs founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, as written in his international bestselling book, ‘Tortured for ...

PERSECUTION NGO ADVISES KOREAN CHURCHES TO PREPARE FOR INCREASED GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

PERSECUTION NGO ADVISES KOREAN CHURCHES TO PREPARE FOR INCREASED GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

Churches are surviving the Coronavirus, but the next test—increased government monitoring and oversight of church activities and leaders—may prove to be more difficult and longer lasting. That is according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea CEO Reverend Eric Foley. Foley has drawn on his experience with churches in Christian-hostile countries to advise Korean churches of ...

CHURCH BUILDING DEMOLISHED, PASTOR AND MEMBERS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN INDIA

CHURCH BUILDING DEMOLISHED, PASTOR AND MEMBERS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN INDIA

In the early morning of March 9th, authorities ordered the destruction of a Christian church building in the town of Chelur in Karnataka State. The pastor and ten other Christians were arrested. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the authorities were spurred on in the action by Hindu militants, and the church ...