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Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Persecution Blog
“Dr. Andrew” is working to share the gospel in the Middle East, but he hasn’t always had a heart to share Christ’s love with Muslims. Growing up in a nominal Christian family, Andrew was harassed by Muslims his whole life.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Persecution Blog
“Brother Matthew” is a pastor and church planter in South Asia, working among Muslims to share the gospel. After threats against his life and an attack on his brother, he was encouraged by family members to leave his country. He... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Persecution Blog
"Tanya" is a Christian worker in Central Asia, living and ministering in a country where she must always be cautious about what she says openly and who she says it around. Listen to hear how Christians in the former Soviet... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Persecution Blog
The end of an era comes next month. In August 1985, I clutched my mom’s hand and squeaked my rubber flip-flopped way down the gravel path from the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) “base” to the cinderblock Nate Saint Memorial school.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Listen this week for an update on the church in Nepal, especially how the church has been impacted by Nepal’s recent adoption of a new constitution which included anti-conversion provisions. Michael Huff has been the leader of Operation Mobilization in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Persecution Blog
When God called Leanna to missions she was a young woman fresh out of college. Then God specifically called her to a part of South Asia known as "the graveyard of missionaries." He led her down a different path from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Persecution Blog
For Christians in Syria and other Middle East nations, human logic is clear: get out! Go someplace safe! In spite of such advice, Tom and JoAnn Doyle tell us many Christians are choosing to STAY and serve the Lord and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Persecution Blog
From the first days after his arrest in Sudan, Petr Jasek repeatedly said, "God is the One who holds the key to my cell." Jasek, a Czech citizen, is VOM’s Africa regional director and he was just released after 14... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Persecution Blog
What verse of Scripture would you grab onto if you were locked in prison for your faith? Perhaps you'd choose Isaiah 61:1: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s Africa regional director, spent 445 days in a Sudanese prison. Days after returning home, Petr sat down with VOM Radio to share his story and thank the thousands of people who prayed for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Persecution Blog
What would you do if a group of angry young men came streaming into your Sunday School class this Sunday, faces masked and swinging clubs as they came? Aaron Miller helps lead VOM’s work in South Asia, including the nation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Selena grew up in the home of a pastor in the Middle East. Today she’s working among Muslim people in the US—including refugees from the Middle East. Selena has seen firsthand that Muslims who choose to follow Christ face persecution,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Czech national and long-time VOM staff member Petr Jasek has been released from prison in Sudan, following a pardon issued by Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. Petr was arrested by the Islamic Sudanese regime after visiting Sudanese Christians and providing a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Persecution Blog
There are 2.8 billion unreached people on earth; they will live their entire lives without ever hearing the gospel message of Jesus’ love for them. Andrew Scott wants to motivate and mobilize Christians around the world to GO to those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Persecution Blog
“Enfu” is the Chinese word for “blessing.” When we went to China to secretly interview a Chinese house church pastor, he suggested Enfu as his pseudonym. Every time Pastor Enfu and his congregation meet together, it is illegal. Listen this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Today we celebrate Valentine's Day, a day many Americans focus on love and romance. But most of those celebrating don't know that the man for whom this day is named was a Christian persecuted because of his Christian actions. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Come with us on a visit to China and join in a conversation with one of VOM’s Bible smuggling partners. He is working alongside others to deliver Bibles into every province of China, but that work comes with great risk.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Listen to VOM Radio this week as we converse with two ministry leaders. First, we’ll share the second half of our conversation with Loren Cunningham, the founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM). Listen as he talks about getting the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), an organization that has equipped and sent more than five million people on short-term mission trips. God called him to ministry at age 13, and later gave him a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Persecution Blog
It’s easy to think of Pakistan—a nation where 96.4% of the people are Muslims—as a nation completely closed to gospel witness. Brother Charles, an American teaching at a university in Pakistan, has found that there is much more openness than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Persecution Blog
As he leads VOM’s international work, Brother Jonathan has a front-row seat to see what God is doing around the world: thousands of Muslims and Hindus coming to faith in Christ! That spread of the gospel comes with a price,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Her husband is currently in prison in China. His legal work representing Christians and other oppressed people was considered a “threat” by China’s government, and today he’s serving a five-year prison sentence. But “Sister Wong” refuses to be silenced. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Persecution Blog
Sixty-one years ago yesterday, five men lost their lives on a stretch of sand on the Curaray River in Ecuador. Had they not lost their lives, it’s unlikely you’d know the names of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Pete... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Persecution Blog