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)
Second Anniversary of Li Baiguang's Martyrdom (February 26, 2018)

Weeks before Chinese officials declared him dead of "liver failure", Christian and human rights lawyer Li Baiguang was in perfect health. Because he defended oppressed minorities (farmers, Christians; like those featured in the picture above) from the government, Li was assaulted by men with ties to the Communist Party of China in 2016.

To commemorate Li's martyrdom, VOMK created a memorial video, which you can watch here. Please share his story (and this video) with your family and friends so that his voice does not fall silent. 
February 25, 2020
From the Foleys

How did the author of Foxe's Book of Martyrs respond to the Coronavirus of His Time?

John Foxe never liked being called a martyrologist (he regarded his work as church history), but the author of Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church, popularly called Foxe's "Book of Martyrs", turned to the martyrs as exemplars when in 1563 he wrote a pamphlet to encourage and comfort Londoners caught in the grip of plague:

And thus being armed with the power and strength of Christ, pass through this storm, be it never so rough and sharp to the flesh, having before your eyes so many examples of good men which passed the same way before you: the Prophets, Apostles, and Martyrs of Christ, who in their extremities passed through greater torments, some racked, some torn to pieces, some sawed asunder, some stoned to death, some hanged by one member, some by another, some broiled upon coals, some burned with flaming fire; which they notwithstanding abode with patience. But especially casting up your mind and beholding the death of Christ, learn thereby to die and not to fear death, not to murmur against God. For if he did abide a smarting passion, and that in his middle and best age: think yourself not better than he.

Just as with his "Book of Martyrs" (the first English edition of which was published that same year), Foxe urged Londoners not to fear

To read the rest of Pastor Foley's update on our blog, click here.
Chinese government persecution and the Coronavirus are not driving Chinese Christians to despair! The Lord had already been preparing them to hold church services at home. We can help them by providing the worship and discipleship resources they (and their families) need, through Sunday School in a Box!
Global Links
Huma is not the only underage Christian girl in Pakistan who was kidnapped and forced into marriage. This is unfortunately a common occurrence.
(Source: VOM Canada)
NK Links
Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, many of our partners are forced to worship inside their homes.
Doers of the Word
Is Jesus inviting or ordering us to be a witness?

In today's sermon VOMK Pastor Eric Foley and Doctor Hyun Suk Foley will teach you about God's promise, explaining why it is necessary to rely on him and know he is working for our own benefit to be in charge of everything that happens to us.

Click here to view the video.
Pastor Tim's Prayer Points
  • Pray for our North Korean ministers – VOMK believes that the best people to do North Korean ministry are actual North Koreans themselves. We run a program for North Korean defectors wishing to learn how to do North Korean ministry called Underground University, or UU. UU is not just another North Korean ministry school; UU offers North Korean defectors the chance to actively participate in North Korean ministry in the midst of their studies. Pray for the health, safety, and spiritual growth of the North Koreans currently participating in this program.

  • Pray for NKs who are imprisoned in SK – When North Koreans first arrive in SK, they must adapt to all new laws and unspoken restrictions on conduct. SK criminals take advantage of this, hiring North Koreans to conduct their shadiest business (often business that North Koreans don’t realize is illegal) and use them as scapegoats. So, rather than finding the better life they were looking for, some North Koreans actually end up in a South Korean prison.

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