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)
The Chinese government destroys buildings, but that doesn't destroy the Church.
Their more threatening plan is to cut off the next generation from being
discipled by banning them from attending church.
October 30, 2019
From the Foleys

The North Korean Sparrow That Fell, and the God Who Noticed

Usually the prisoners we help at Voice of the Martyrs Korea are those who are jailed for their Christian faith. But that’s not the case with Mr. Lee.

Mr. Lee is a North Korean defector incarcerated in a South Korean prison. It was not his faith that put him there, but rather his attempt to pass counterfeit money here in Seoul.

Our North Korean Underground University (UU) students have been visiting Mr. Lee in his South Korean prison for the past 10 months. A considerable part of UU happens outside of the classroom, as UU students learn to do ministry today, reaching North Koreans with the gospel wherever North Koreans are found—including in prison in South Korea.

Though our students have visited Mr. Lee for ten months, he has remained stone-cold silent and seemingly unreachable.

Until this week. Finally, he opened his heart to share stories of his past with us.

What he shared was difficult to hear—even for our North Korean students...

To read the rest of Pastor Foley's update on our blog, click here.
The Chinese government is legally preventing children in China
from attending religious services. Be a part of the movement to 
provide a "Sunday School in a Box" to Chinese children so that their
parents might have the materials necessary to disciple them in the home!
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Doers of the Word
The theme of today’s “Doers of the Word” worship is the “lead us not into temptation” part of the Lord’s prayer. VOMK’s Pastor and Dr. Foley teach about what this “temptation,” the largest temptation, is, while warning about the dangers of self-reliance.

Click here to view the video.
Pastor Tim's Prayer Points
  • The Chinese government has prohibited all children from attending churches. They are also being taught a comprehensive curriculum in schools that defines Christianity as an evil religion. They are warned to be suspicious of their Christian parents and encouraged to report any relatives who are practicing Christians. For the first time in Chinese history, we have reached a point where it is nearly a criminal offense for Christian parents to raise their children as Christians. VOM Korea believes that this is the number one challenge facing the church in China. Please pray for Christian Chinese families and go to to find out how you can help.

  • Please pray for our NK students at our bases in China. They are being discipled by our field workers and are trained and then sent back to NK. Our field workers make the students memorize many Bible verses because they cannot bring their Bible back to NK. Instead, they should engrave God’s word in their hearts. Then, they become underground Christians. They evangelize their family members in secret and send their family members or friends to our base. Pray that those NK students who have been trained at our base can expand God’s kingdom in their beloved nation!

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