Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
(Hebrews 12:1)

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 to 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 40 deaths. 

Voice of the Martyrs Korea is sending aid to persecuted Christians there to help them through what is shaping up as one of the worst Coronavirus-related humanitarian disasters in Africa. 

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May 12, 2020
From the Foleys

Five testimonies from North Koreans who have received Bibles during this time of Coronavirus

It’s hard to lock down an underground church. Not even authorities hostile to the gospel plus a virus can accomplish that.

Here are five testimonies from North Koreans who have received audio Bibles and ministry packs from our underground field team members during the time of Coronavirus. None of the recipients were previously Christian. None are defectors; in fact, none plan to defect. (VOMK never aids nor encourages defection.) In every case (as is always true with VOMK), distribution is done person-to-person, rather than through some kind of system of mass distribution.

To read the rest of the Foleys' update on our blog , click here

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.

Voice of the Martyrs Korea, in partnership with its Voice of the Martyrs sister missions in other countries, launched a letter writing campaign to the North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations advocating for Deacon Jang’s release. So far more than 1,000 letters have been sent from 15 countries. 

Click here to find out how you can participate in this campaign.
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Paul says our bodies are like tents and although we should take good care of them, we should also be content with whatever clothing God gives us. In today’s sermon, Pastor and Dr. Foley remind us that God knows exactly what we need and he will clothe us with what is necessary for every moment.

Click here    t o learn more about this truth from Matthew 6:30 ; If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
Pastor Tim's Prayer Points
  • Pray for our radio engineers – Our radio engineers work very hard to ensure that our broadcasts are sent to North Korea in a regular and predictable way. This often means navigating through things like bad environmental conditions and/or government jamming.

  • Pray for each of the pastors who have attended past UU China training events They are not only dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus, but also the increased government crackdown. Pray that they would be faithful shepherds to their congregations during these uncertain times in China. 

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