What is Christmas Like for Persecuted Christians?

What is Christmas Like for Persecuted Christians?

What is Christmas like for Christians living in hostile or restricted nations? Usually, it’s very much different to the celebrations we are accustomed to as followers of Christ here in New Zealand! The Christmas season can be a time of intense and increasing...
New prisoner profile: Twen in Eritrea

New prisoner profile: Twen in Eritrea

Those who have read the story of Eritrean gospel singer Helen Berhane in her book, Song of the Nightingale, will be familiar with Helen’s fellow prisoner and close friend, “Esther”. Esther’s real name is Twen, and she was imprisoned in the same shipping container as...
Pray for Yklas Kabduakasov, Recently Released from Prison

Pray for Yklas Kabduakasov, Recently Released from Prison

  Yklas Kabduakasov, a Christian convert from Islam, was released from prison on Oct. 2 after spending more than two years in detention for “inciting religious hatred.” He was arrested on Aug. 14, 2015, and spent time in pre-trial detention, under house arrest and...
Yklas Kabduakasov Released!

Yklas Kabduakasov Released!

Yklas Kabduakasov Released! Christian prisoner of faith Yklas Kabduakasov was released from prison on Oct. 2, 2017. The 56-year-old convert from Islam was arrested on Aug. 14, 2015 and sent to a labour camp for “inciting religious hatred.” He returns home to his wife,...

Pastor Kholmatov’s Sentence Upheld – Aug. 2017

On Aug. 18, the Sogd Regional Court upheld the three-year prison sentence given to Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov of Sunmin Sunbogym Church. Pastor Kholmatov was punished for “singing extremist songs in church and so inciting ‘religious hatred’”. After his arrest, he...
KAZAKHSTAN: Effectiveness of Letter-Writing Ministry

KAZAKHSTAN: Effectiveness of Letter-Writing Ministry

Source: VOM USA Yklas Kabduakasov (left) and Yuri Pak Photos: VOM USA Following his release from a Kazakh prison on June 17th, Yuri Pak’s family shared how the many letters that were sent to him and fellow prisoner of faith, Yklas Kabduakasov changed the quality of...
Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim Released!

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim Released!

This is great news… North Korea frees Canadian church leader ‘on sick bail’ – Hyeun-soo Lim, the Korean Canadian church leader sentenced to life in prison with hard labour, has been freed today “on sick bail”, says a North Korean state news agency....