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)
One of the things that VOMK seeks to do is to
build good relationships not only with Korean congregations
but also with expat and English-speaking congregations in South Korea.
In this way, we hope to keep the martyrs spirit alive in all the Church in Korea
August 6, 2019
From the Foleys

How Pastors Become Spies...and How to Stop It

Korean American pastor and former North Korean prisoner Kim Dong Chul admitted in an interview published this week that he had been spying for South Korea and the United States. By all accounts he was not a spy merely masquerading as a pastor. He was a pastor who was actively engaged in Christian ministry to North Koreans who also became a spy.

How does this happen? Or, as many are still asking this week, does this happen, or is it simply a false confession? We are so accustomed to the macabre claims made about missionaries by governments like China and North Korea that we assume that all accusations of missionary spying must be false.

But sometimes pastors do become spies, especially in the closed places of the earth and their borders where one typically finds only pastors and spies. I don't know Kim Dong Chul or the particulars of his case, and at VOM Korea we have an ironclad, no exceptions policy to avoid all contact or connection with individuals or organizations who we know or suspect have a working relationship of any kind (covert or overt) with any government. But even so, as I have previously noted ...

To read the rest of Pastor Foley's update on our blog, click here.
Sign and share today to stand with Chinese pastors
We are calling on Christian leaders worldwide to add their names to a declaration of religious freedom written by the former law professor and recently imprisoned Chinese pastor of the Chengdu Early Rain Church, Wang Yi.
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Christians in India are being forced to reconvert to tribal religions, while the authorities deny this is occurring.
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Doers of the Word
In the eleventh episode of VOMK's sermon series on the Apostles' Creed, Pastor and Dr. Foley explain, how according to scripture, the Holy Spirit is communally given to the Church, not privately given to Christians.

Click here to view the video.
Pastor Tim's Prayer Points
  • Praise – We praise the Lord for 17 NK students in our basic discipleship program (UT). Our largest group ever!

  • Pastor John Cao (missionary to Myanmar) had his trial turned into a “paper trial.” The result was that the Chinese court upheld the previous prison sentence for Pastor John Cao (7 years). This means he has another 4 years and 8 months to serve in prison. Only his sister and mother were permitted to be present for the sentencing announcement, though we know that the Lord was also present, comforting his servant even as he accomplishes his inscrutable purposes. Let’s continue to pray for the Cao family. Pastor Cao will now be moved to an actual prison, so we will pass on updated information as soon as we receive it so that we can continue to send him encouragement cards there.

  • So far, we have sent over 22,000 Bibles to North Korea through the air, by sea and over land! We continue to send Bibles as God gives us the opportunity. Please pray for our volunteers as they prepare the Bibles to be sent and pray for our partners as they deliver the Bibles to NK. Please also pray for each North Korean that would find a Bible – pray that their hearts would be prepared by the Lord in advance.
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