ANDREW BRUNSON: “This is My Victory”
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ANDREW BRUNSON: “This is My Victory”
October 19th, 2019
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Episodes

  • North Korea: “I Simply Trusted the Lord”
    The last two weeks on VOM Radio we’ve heard from John Short, the Australian Christian detained in North Korea in 2014 after leaving gospel tracts outside a Buddhist temple. This week we hear another side of the story, from John’s wife, Karen, who was at home in Hong Kong dealing with the media, praying for her husband and receiving encouragement from all over the world. Listen in as Karen shares about how God ministered to her, how she and John stayed connected through Scripture even though they couldn’t talk to each other, how journalists and others responded to her calm assurance and how she found out that her husband would be coming home. She’ll also share the one thing she wishes she’d done differently during that time period—and it will surprise you! The story of Karen’s faithfulness will inspire you to trust more deeply in God and dive deeper into His Word, even if you’re not planning a trip to North Korea. If you missed our conversation with John the past two weeks, you can listen here: Part 1: https://secure.persecution.com/radio/default.aspx?pdid=6568 Part 2: https://secure.persecution.com/radio/default.aspx?pdid=6579 Photo credit: “Pyongyang couple, DPRK (North Korea)” by Matt Palsh is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (www.flickr.com/photos/mattpaish/8116231787/)
    28 MIN
  • North Korea: Faith or Fear?
    Australian John Short was detained inside North Korea after leaving gospel tracts near a Buddhist temple. He was facing years in prison—but he wasn’t afraid. “Fear and faith cannot exist within my heart at the same time,” he says. In the second part of our conversation with Mr. Short, he shares how he prayed—out loud—throughout his captivity, how his captors responded to his faith and how his “letter of confession” and eventual release came about. He’ll also share how, upon landing back in China, he learned that his captivity was international news. He was deeply moved to learn that Christians in many nations were praying for him during his trial, including a group of Chinese house churches that prayed around the clock during his detention. Finally, Mr. Short shares specific ways we can pray for the “hermit kingdom” of North Korea. Photo credit: “Star of the DPRK” by John Pavelka is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28705377@N04/4610365613)
    28 MIN
  • Arrested in North Korea

    Arrested in North Korea

    March 11th, 2016
    Australian John Short was taken prisoner in North Korea. He was repeatedly interrogated. He was forced to write a “confession” of his “crimes,” including the offense of wanting more North Koreans to follow Jesus. But if God asked him today, Short would happily go back. Short shares this week on VOM Radio how God strengthened him during his captivity, the Scriptures and earthly examples that most encouraged him, and how he managed to take a measure of control back from his captors — and even make them nervous. Mr. Short agreed to only two media interviews after his release; one of them was with The Voice of the Martyrs Radio Network.
    28 MIN