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    Hat on the Box

    He was certain that if he was found with a box of Bibles, he would be taken to prison and perhaps even tortured.

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    I am N

    After stating their names and where they were from, three Assyrian Christians wearing orange jumpsuits were shot...

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    For Use By Muslims Only?

    Are people departing from biblical Christianity when they say that the word "Allah" is not Islamic?

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    After secretly trying Yang Hua for “divulging state secrets,” a judge sentenced the pastor of Living Stone Church on Jan. 5 to two years and six months in prison. Pastor Yang, also known...  View Story
  • Sudan: Pastor Released

    The Rev. Kuwa Shamal, one of four men detained in Sudan since December 2015, has been released. During a Jan. 2 hearing, the judge ruled there was not enough evidence against the pastor. Kuwa, along...  View Story
  • Pakistan: VOM Assists Attack Victim

    A woman who lost her eye during an attack because of her witness has recently received medical care from VOM and is continuing to heal. Josephine Barkat, 22, was attacked in 2012 by the owner of...  View Story
  • Malawi: A Transformation

    Rashid M’Balaka might have been the scariest person in his village in rural Malawi. He abused his wife, “Nora”. His father was an imam (Muslim teacher), and Rashid made a living...  View Story
  • China: Letter from Yang Hua

    What’s it like to hear from your pastor husband, who has spent nearly a year in prison? Pastor Yang Hua was abducted by Chinese police Dec. 9, 2015 and accused of “divulging state...  View Story
  • China: Pastor Yang Released

    After seven years in prison for her faith, a pastor and leader of a large network of Christians in China was released on Oct. 10. Yang Rongli, pastor of a megachurch in the northern province of...  View Story
  • Morocco: Christian Activist Attack

    Mohammed Said Zao, a prominent Christian rights activist in Morocco, survived a knife attack on the evening of Nov. 4. Mohammed has been featured in many televised interviews about comparative...  View Story
  • Mexico: Still No Turning Back

    Eleven Christian families are now reaching out to the Zapatista rebels who evicted them from their homes for choosing to follow Jesus. In February 2016, VOM visited with the families in rural...  View Story
  • India: Equipping the Front-Line

    To do any job effectively, a worker needs the proper tools. For VOM’s front-line workers spreading the gospel in India, these tools include everything from motorcycles to solar-powered...  View Story
  • Myanmar: Charges Cleared

    A front-line worker in Myanmar cried “tears of joy” when he was cleared of human trafficking charges on Oct. 6. In April, the worker known as Brother “Xi” met a widow and her...  View Story
  • China: Joy in Prison

    As the date of her long-anticipated release from prison neared, Cheng Jie wondered whether her young sons would even remember her. She’d spent the last two years at a labor camp in China, and...  View Story
  • Sudan: Four on Trial

    Two pastors, Czech aid worker among four on trial Two pastors and a Czech aid worker are among four people standing trial for “crimes against national security” in Khartoum, Sudan. If...  View Story
  • Philippines: Church Elder Murdered

    Perfecto Padilla, 52, a dedicated church elder from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, was brutally murdered by two Muslim men on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. local time. Perfecto was resting outside his house in a...  View Story
  • Uzbekistan: Prisoner Granted Asylum

    Three years ago, Pastor Dmitry Shestakov and his family fled Uzbekistan after he had spent four years in a labor camp and subsequently received numerous death threats. The family’s journey of...  View Story
  • Laos: Multiple Cases

    The Voice of the Martyrs recently received several reports of Christians facing persecution in Laos. In one case, nine Christian families, a total of 38 people, have been fined 800,000 kip ($100 USD)...  View Story
  • Yemen: Hope Amid Chaos

    After more than two years of a brutal civil war, many parts of Yemen have been shattered. Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands are in need of food, clean water and medical care. Numerous...  View Story
  • India: Murdered by Maoists

    An Indian pastor was kidnapped from his home by a communist gang and then murdered, leaving behind a grieving wife and four children. Pastor Yohan’s body was discovered July 30 near his home....  View Story
  • On Trial: Four Christians in Sudan

    VOM Concerned by Sudan’s Imprisonment of Christian Leaders August 22, 2016 VOM and other organizations concerned about the treatment of Christians by the Islamist Sudanese regime have been...  View Story
  • Russia: Christians are Terrorists

    A law approved by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on July 20 effectively lumps Christians in with terrorists, and is causing some to wonder if the country is returning its recent history as a...  View Story
  • Pakistan: Still Waiting

    Asia Bibi and Imran Ghafur have waited for justice for more than seven years. Both are Christians in Pakistan facing life imprisonment for crimes against Islam. Asia Bibi, her husband, and two...  View Story
  • Mexico: End of the Road

    A young man stopped to say “good evening” as Eugenia Montejo Gomez and her husband, leaders of a small evangelical Christian community, passed on their way to a meeting. Eugenia...  View Story
  • Niger: VOM Funds Church Training

    The Voice of the Martyrs recently sponsored 12 conferences in eight regions in Niger, giving 120 churches training and resources to respond to persecution and spread the gospel. Niger, which is 94...  View Story
  • Cuba: Persecution Continues

    Since December 17, 2014, when Cuba and the United States announced the normalization of relations and U.S. travel restrictions were lifted, many thought conditions for Cubans – including...  View Story
  • Colombia: Church Growth Forbidden

    A violent guerilla group summoned nine Colombian pastors to attend a July 8 meeting after the pastors refused to pay “protection money” to their group as demanded. On July 7, the National...  View Story
  • Nigeria: Bibles Reach Chibok

    More than two years after extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria, VOM continues to serve their families and other persecuted...  View Story



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