100,000 New Testaments to Be Sent to Laos

100,000 New Testaments to Be Sent to Laos

(Voice of the Martyrs Korea) — Rapid growth of the church in one of the last remaining Communist countries, Laos, has caused Voice of the Martyrs Korea to join together with several Christian organizations to meet a request from local believers for 100,000 New Testaments within the next 9 months. “In 1994 there were 400 […]

Colombian Missionary Family Takes Jesus to the Jungle

Colombian Missionary Family Takes Jesus to the Jungle

(Voice of the Martyrs Australia) — Surrendering all to God, a Colombian family boldly shares the gospel in a guerrilla-controlled red zone known for drug trafficking and violence. David and Gloria Martinez moved deep into Colombia’s Chocó Department in 2005 to share the gospel, distribute Bibles and plant churches. The couple studied the local language […]

Missionary Family in Philippines Stands Firm Amid Massive Struggles

Missionary Family in Philippines Stands Firm Amid Massive Struggles

(Christian Aid Mission) — Even before COVID-19 began devastating lives, trials of another nature this year were already battering a native ministry leader in the Philippines. The year began with the death under suspicious circumstances of one of his native missionaries working in an area of violent opposition. “At first I thought that he had […]

Landslide Victory of Buddhist Nationalists in Sri Lanka Opens Door for Bill Against ‘Forced’ Conversions

Landslide Victory of Buddhist Nationalists in Sri Lanka Opens Door for Bill Against ‘Forced’ Conversions

(Barnabas Fund) — The landslide victory of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s Aug. 5 general election opens the door for his government to introduce legislation against “forced” conversion. The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) won 145 seats in the 225-member Parliament, giving the Buddhist nationalist president an overall majority. Subsequent negotiations with political allies […]

Chinese Christian Sentenced to 10 Days Detention for Street Evangelism

Chinese Christian Sentenced to 10 Days Detention for Street Evangelism

HENGYANG, Hunan (International Christian Concern) — On Aug. 3, a Christian in China’s Hunan province was sentenced by the authorities to 10 days in administrative detention for “illegal evangelism.” Chen Wensheng, who is part of the Xiaoqun Church in Hengyang, has often preached the gospel on the streets. He often carried a wooden cross that […]

High Domestic Violence Rates Continue to Plague Russia, But the Gospel Is Changing Hearts

High Domestic Violence Rates Continue to Plague Russia, But the Gospel Is Changing Hearts

Russia (Mission Network News) — In 2017, Russia made the decision to downgrade domestic violence from a criminal offense to a misdemeanor for first-time offenders. This ruling sparked a backlash in Russia, and many women are still vocally trying to find justice in the country today. But Eric Mock of Slavic Gospel Association says the […]

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