COLOMBIA: Pray We Will Go Full
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COLOMBIA: Pray We Will Go Full
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  • North Korea: Pillars of the Church
    The North Korean government has built a counterfeit religion to control it s people, a mirror image of Christianity that features their own trinity, their own meeting halls, their own sacred writings and even their own hymns to their god – Kim Il Sung. Following a different deity, like Jesus Christ, is a treasonous act deserving of death. Many describe North Korea as “the worst place in the world to be a Christian.” But Dr. Eric Foley, the leader of VOM Korea, tells us that North Korean Christians don’t say that! Instead they focus on serving Jesus Christ in spite of watchful government eyes and great danger. This week on VOM Radio you’ll hear how North Korean Christians pray—sometimes right out in the open!—and how you can pray for them more effectively.
    28 MIN
  • Best Moments of 2015: Part 2

    Best Moments of 2015: Part 2

    December 23rd, 2015
    Last week we looked back on some of the best moments of VOM Radio during 2015. This week we finish our look back on some of the incredible stories that God has allowed us to tell this year. You’ll hear about an Iranian pastor who called it an “honor” to be tortured for Jesus. A gospel worker in the Muslim world reminds us to love our enemies…even terrorists. A missionary tells the story of a miracle that saved his life: a phone call reporting to police the Al Qaeda attack against him and his exact location, except the phone call came in BEFORE the attack had happened! And finally the story of God’s work in Mongolia, and the terrible sacrifice one missionary couple made to see the gospel advance there. This week we’ll continue with our look back on some of the best moments of this first full year of VOM Radio. Listen to highlights of the program recently named Radio Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.
    28 MIN
  • Best Moments of 2015: Part 1

    Best Moments of 2015: Part 1

    December 18th, 2015
    VOM Radio has had the opportunity to share some amazing stories this year! Listeners have heard stories of God’s faithfulness and protection over believers in hostile and restricted nations. We’ve shared stories of enemies of the gospel—even ISIS fighters!—coming to know Jesus Christ personally. We’ve lengthened your prayer list and given ideas about how you can share the gospel with Muslims and others in your sphere of influence. This week we share some of the best moments of this first full year of VOM Radio. Listen now to catch up on highlights of the program recently named Radio Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.
    28 MIN
  • Mexico: A Price Had to Be Paid
    “Mike” and “Rose” serve the Lord in Mexico, where they planted a secret church in a tribal village hostile to evangelical work. They’d been warned that gospel work in that village was dangerous, but God’s call was clear. Several villagers came to Christ, and they began a secret Bible study. But the Good News didn’t stay secret for long, and Mike and Rose were evicted from their home and kicked out of the village. Listen in as they share how God moved through that difficult time to encourage them and empower local Christians stand strong in their young faith, and draw others into the Kingdom.
    28 MIN
  • Ethiopia: Bringing in a Harvest
    In the past 30 years, evangelical Christians in Ethiopia have grown from 1% of the population to more than 20%. Allan Sherer, the Horn of Africa Director for Front Line Mission, calls that church growth “one of the great gospel stories of our generation.” That growth hasn’t come without challenges and persecution. And now the challenge is to keep up with the demand for trained pastors and leaders. We’ll hear about Front Line’s efforts to meet that need, as well as the amazing ways God is raising up leaders and church planters in Ethiopia and even into the neighboring countries.
    28 MIN
  • “You Will Be My Witnesses”
    In a message recorded at a recent VOM conference (www.VOMEvents.com), VOM Radio host Todd Nettleton shares stories of some of the witnesses (Acts 1:8) for Christ that he’s met during 17 years of service with The Voice of the Martyrs. Todd offers Biblical truths from the lives of these Christians—Biblical truths that Christians who are not persecuted can practice and live by in order to impact those around them for Jesus Christ.
    28 MIN
  • Bible Smuggling: “God Has a Strategy”
    Before Patrick Klein leaves on a trip to deliver Bibles into hostile and restricted nations, he asks God to show him His plan for that trip. Sometimes God closes the eyes of customs officials and ushers the Bibles through without incident. Other times God has a different plan: Patrick is stopped and has opportunities to witness to officials trying to confiscate Bibles and hinder the gospel. After meeting with Christians who have faced imprisonment and beatings for God’s Word, Patrick has learned to see either outcome as a part of God’s plan. This week on VOM Radio you’ll hear more stories of Bible smuggling around the world, as well as how you might join a trip* to personally carry Bibles into hostile and restricted nations. * https://visionbeyondborders.org/get-involved/go/
    28 MIN
  • Confessions of a Bible Smuggler
    Imagine hefting a suitcase with 80 Bibles inside onto the X-ray machine in Iran. Patrick Klein has carried Bibles into hostile and restricted nations all over the world. He’s been warned many times to STOP. But he continues, answering the call of God to take the Word of God into some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places. He’s seen God close the eyes of customs agents and border guards. And he’s also seen God open the hearts of those most opposed to the Gospel. Listen as Patrick shares stories of the miraculous ways God intervened to allow him and his Vision Beyond Borders smuggling teams safe passage and used them to make a Kingdom impact all over the world.
    28 MIN
  • Iran: The Honor of Being Tortured
    The house church pastor had been arrested and tortured. Now he wanted to talk to his leader. Dr. Hormoz Shariat expected the pastor to ask how a loving God could have allowed him to suffer. The pastor would ask, and how he would answer? Instead, the young man called being tortured for his faith in Christ an honor. It is bold witnesses for Christ like this that God is using to change the nation of Iran. Listen in this week to hear Pastor Hormoz share the stories of these faithful believers and explain how persecution in Iran is different from what Christians in other Muslim nations are facing. Encourage your faith and equip yourself to pray for the church in Iran with this week’s episode of VOM Radio.
    28 MIN
  • Iran: Ready for Some Good News
    The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 promised great things for the Iranian people. The mullahs that took over the nation promised an Islamic paradise on earth. More than 35 years later, Iran’s people have lost hope in their government, and in the religion it upholds. Dr. Hormoz Shariat speaks daily to millions of Iranians through satellite television. He shares the hope of Jesus with a nation that has lost hope in their Islamic government, and he sees great waves of people who have rejected Islam now embracing Jesus, the Savior. This week on VOM Radio, Pastor Hormoz shares exciting things God is doing in Iran and challenges Christians in the United States to be as committed to our God as radical Muslims in the Middle East are committed to theirs.
    28 MIN
  • Sri Lanka: Part of God’s Plan
    Those who come to Christ in Sri Lanka—especially in rural areas—face challenges and trials from Buddhist or Hindu family members or village leaders. Sometimes the challenges are extreme: church buildings torn down, Christians beaten and even martyred for their faith. Yet God is at work: even with persecution the church in Sri Lanka is growing. Rev. Godfrey Yogarajah, the leader of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, is in a unique position to tell us about both the exciting growth in the Sri Lankan church and the persecution that our brothers and sisters there are facing, and how they prepare to stand strong even in the midst of persecution. You’ll meet him this week on VOM Radio.
    28 MIN
  • Central Asia: Zero Percent Chance
    The people of Central Asia are caught between their Islamic culture and the authoritarian remnants of 70 years of communist domination. Statistically, many of the region’s people have a zero-percent probability of meeting a follower of Christ or hearing the gospel message of Jesus’ love. “Brother Harold” has served more than a decade building relationships and planting gospel seeds among Muslim people in Central Asia. He’ll share about the persecution Central Asian Christians face, some of his challenges and God’s victories during 15 years of ministry, and thoughts on how Christians in the United States can minister to Muslims right where we live.
    28 MIN
  • JoAnn Doyle: Reaching Muslim Women
    Muslim women face oppression in society and even in their own families, sometimes forced to hide even their very faces from the world. JoAnn Doyle leads an outreach to share the truth with Muslim women that they are Not Forgotten, that Jesus Christ loved them so much He even gave His life for them. Listen in as JoAnn shares how we can reach out to Muslim women, even through simple acts of kindness and conversation. We’ll also answer a question from a reader about how Christians inside the world’s most closed nation—North Korea—pray and worship Jesus Christ.
    28 MIN
  • Richard Wurmbrand: In Love with God
    Merv Knight read Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Tortured for Christ, and it changed the path of his entire life. Merv helped found VOM-Australia and worked side by side with Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand for decades. This week he gives us an inside look, with stories of what it was like to minister alongside Richard and Sabina but also what kind of people they were behind the scenes and the deep love for Christ that allowed them to endure persecution while still holding firmly to their faith. Merv will also share the stories of some of the persecuted Christians that have inspired his own faith during almost five decades of ministry with The Voice of the Martyrs. After you listen to the interview, get a free copy of Richard's book Tortured For Christ on our bookstore. https://secure.persecution.com/referafriend/default.aspx?source=VOMRADIONT
    28 MIN
  • IDOP: People Want Their Story Told
    Meeting with persecuted Christians and telling their stories has literally changed Ramsey Tripp’s life. Ramsey is a filmmaker and pastor who helped create several VOM videos released in conjunction with each year’s International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). This week Ramsey shares the stories behind some of those films, and how telling the stories of the faith and faithfulness of persecuted believers through film has impacted his own faith and walk with Christ. After you listen to our conversation with Ramsey watch the story of Alex in Colombia (a) and order a free DVD to share this year’s film, Suta, with your church family on IDOP Sunday, (b) November 1. a. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16pG6NCqp9M b. https://secure.persecution.com/giftslip/default.aspx?source=VOMRADIONT
    28 MIN
  • Missions: “God Had Their Back”

    Jesus told his disciples to “Go into all the world.” He didn’t say it would be easy.

    Verne and Denny Johnson have experienced the joy of seeing people come to Christ while serving as missionaries in Ivory Coast. But they’ve also experienced dark days.

    They watched their children almost die from malaria. War forced them to evacuate their home and leave the people they loved. But God even used those dark times to bring blessings into their lives, and to open the door for further ministry.

    Listen as Verne and Denny share their story, and share specific ways for you to pray for missionaries and gospel workers around the world.

    28 MIN
  • Iraq: “Heaven Is Rejoicing”
    When a fully veiled woman came to his church and asked to be baptized, this pastor from Iraq wasn’t sure how to respond. But the woman had been reading and memorizing the New Testament, and her faith in Christ was genuine. In spite of terrorism and radical Islam, God is moving in Iraq. Listen this week to hear an Iraqi pastor’s first-hand account of how God is working, how the church is growing and how the Islamic State is pushing Muslims toward Christ.
    28 MIN
  • Bold Witnesses in China

    Bold Witnesses in China

    August 21st, 2015
    Jonathan and Nick, two of VOM’s international workers, just returned from visiting bold Christian workers all over China, including one woman who shared the gospel with them! Listen in to hear how God is at work in China, even in the midst of a serious crackdown by Communist Party leaders. We’ll also hear how VOM is helping to support persecuted Christians, and the adventure of landing at one of the world’s highest airports. Photo credit: “Tibet, Lhasa” by Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn) https://www.flickr.com/photos/kartlasarn/6982310326/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
    28 MIN
  • North Africa: Preparing for Persecution
    “Brother Jay” continues the conversation about working in North Africa, including the biggest challenge that new Muslim converts to Christianity face, and how they prepare Christians—from their first days walking with Christ—to face persecution and rejection. Jay also shares ways that American Christians can reach out to Muslims who live right here in the United States. Then we’ll talk with Christian recording artist Nicole C. Mullen about her love for VOM’s book, “Jesus Freaks,” how she prays for persecuted believers and why she shares the stories of the faith of persecuted Christians with her children. Jesus Freaks: https://secure.persecution.com/p-310-jesus-freaks.aspx?source=VOMRADIONT Photo credit: “Ahmed” by Guillaume Lecoquierre https://www.flickr.com/photos/glecoquierre/4219732856/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
    28 MIN
  • North Africa: Tearing Down Walls
    “Brother Jay” served more than a decade among Muslims in North Africa, sharing the love of Christ and discipling believers to become strong in their faith and share Jesus’ love with their countrymen. He shares how God is tearing down walls to allow His word to go forth. Jay has seen the persecution Muslim converts face, often persecution that comes first from their own families. He’s also seen Western Christians expelled and sent home. Jay will share with us about the faithfulness of God—even amidst persecution—and how Christians overcome fear to boldly share the gospel and keep serving the Lord in North Africa. Photo credit: “Ousseni” by Guillaume Lecoquierre https://www.flickr.com/photos/glecoquierre/4219789824/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
    28 MIN