Proverbs 21:30

Catherine Austin Fitts-Clintons Addicted to Privilege

So, what needs to be done to fix the economy? Investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts contends, “The big issue in 2017 is how the government is going to get people to pay their taxes if the government is not viewed as legitimate? . . . We have a win/lose relationship between human productivity and labor productivity. If we want to get more labor productivity, and if we want a stronger stock market, then we need to change those models to win/win. The problem is you have folks like the Clintons who only know how to play in the win/lose model. They only know how to slap out government money, and they are deeply corrupt. They are very vested in the current model, and they don’t want to change. They think if you change the model, you are going to have to change to different kinds of people, which is true. You are going to need engineers instead of lawyers. They (Clintons) are not willing to change. They are not willing to bring more transparency to the system. They are basically addicted to privilege. The question is how do we change the leadership? It now appears the leadership is not willing to change without a crisis.”

October 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a
people yet to be created may praise the Lord…. He looked
down from His holy height; from heaven the Lord looked at
the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free
those who were doomed to die, that they may declare in
Zion the name of the Lord, and in Jerusalem His praise.”
~ Psalm 109:18-21 ESV

ETHIOPIA: Teens Detained for Distributing Christian Literature

Source: World Watch Monitor

Three young teenage Christian girls have been arrested following the distribution of a Christian book in the town of Babile. The three girls — Eden, 15, Gifti, 14, and Mihiret, 14 — first appeared in court on September 28th with an 18-year-old woman known to her friends as Deborah. Police and governing officials have continually asked for extensions in the case.

This case involves the distribution of a Christian book written in Ethiopia’s main language: Let’s Speak the Truth in Love: Answers to Questions by Ahmed Deedat. The book, which was written by a local author, answers questions posed by the late South African Islamic scholar (and former head of the Islamic Propagation Centre International) about the Christian faith. Local Christians decided to distribute it following their cross-cultural evangelism training. Threats against the girls’ church leaders have since arisen. On September 21st, a group of about 20 militant Muslim youths reportedly visited the home of one of the leaders, warning him to leave the area or risk losing his life and property.

There is also concern over the well-being of the girls. Eden suffered a beating on her first night of imprisonment. But according to a source who was able to visit the girls in prison, their faith is unshaken. “This (suffering) is an honour for us,” Eden says. “We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison.”

Ethiopia’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and in most cities people of different faiths co-exist peacefully. However, evangelical Christians (including those who formerly adhered to Islam or to Ethiopia’s Orthodox church) are subject to discrimination, threats and sometimes attacks. To review previous reports on persecution in Ethiopia, visit this page.

Please pray that Eden, Gifti, Mihiret, and their friend Deborah, will receive justice, mercy and protection from potential harm. Thanking God for their steadfastness in the face of persecution, let us pray that they will continue to speak His Word with great boldness and conviction (Acts 4:29). May their witness inspire others to grow in the Christian faith and to live more courageously — despite whatever obstacles or opposition they encounter. Ultimately, may God’s message of salvation and peace prevail throughout Ethiopia.

KENYA: Alarm after Gruesome Attack on Christians

Sources: Morningstar News, BBC

Church members are alarmed over the gruesome attacks.
Photo: Flickr / Brad Bell (cc)

Church members of a northeastern town in Kenya are concerned for their safety after Islamic militants targeted Christians in a grenade and gun attack that killed six people at a residential compound in Mandera on October 6th. Targeting predominantly Christian migrant workers from Kenya’s interior, rebels from Somalia’s al-Shabaab terrorist group took responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the militants stated that it was designed to drive Christians from the area.

The attack wounded several others. Among the 27 people rescued were Christians who arrived at their church traumatized and in shock. “The loud grenade woke me up, and I heard one of the attackers saying the ‘infidels’ should leave the Muslim area of Mandera,” one survivor explains. “There were loud cries for help as the attackers were shooting from all directions.”

One of the pastors of a church in the area spoke of two church members whom he lost in the attack. “(They) were brutally murdered…. The government needs to improve security, especially in areas where non-locals who are mostly Christians reside. Otherwise we are opting to leave the area for the sake of our lives.”

The BBC reports that Muslims in Kenya’s northeast increasingly see al-Shabaab as a threat to their own interests and are seeking to improve relations with local Christians. Many of these Christians are skilled workers who have moved into the region, which happens to be one of Kenya’s poorest, to work in its schools and hospitals. For more information on persecution in this African country, please visit this page.

Ask God to bind up the brokenhearted in Mandera, and to provide protection for His faithful servants in this volatile part of the world. Thank Him for the collaborative efforts of citizens in northeast Kenya as they seek to curb the threat of militants. Pray for wisdom on behalf of the Kenyan government, military and police as they tackle extremism and work to achieve peace and harmony within these communities. Most of all, may the Prince of Peace work mightily in the hearts of all Kenya’s citizens — including the members of al-Shabaab — so that true peace may be achieved in this country.


PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Case Adjourned After Judge Steps Down

Source: Release International

Asia Bibi’s agonizing wait has been prolonged as Pakistan’s Supreme Court adjourned her appeal hearing. A leading Supreme Court judge, who was due to hear Asia’s appeal last week stepped back from the case on the grounds that he had been a judge in the trial of Mumtaz Qadri. (Mumtaz was previously convicted and condemned to death for murdering Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, who had opposed the country’s blasphemy laws.)

Tensions are running high over Asia’s case. Approximately 150 Muslim clerics issued a “fatwa” (a religious edict), warning the government not to release Asia and threatening to kill anyone who helps a person accused of blasphemy. More information on Asia’s case can be found here.

Please pray that God’s strength and peace will sustain Asia, her family and those representing her (Philippians 4:7), while also keeping them safe from any assault or threat against their lives. Ask Him to grant wisdom, courage and protection to the members of the Pakistani government, as well as the Supreme Court judges who will be hearing Asia’s appeal. May they not be intimidated by the militants but rather encouraged to act justly and extend mercy. Through it all, may Asia’s case be used to highlight the injustice of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and to testify of her steadfast Christian faith to many around the world.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

October 20, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Greg Mannarino-Clinton Belongs to Wall Street

On the upcoming Presidential election, trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says, “Wall Street wants the status quo, and Hillary Clinton belongs to Wall Street. They want her because she will keep everything going the way things are now. . . . I hope people are going to go out and vote for Trump because Hillary is going to destroy us all. I am certain of this. Wall Street wants her. The political elite want her, and there is a reason for that. Her interests are not for you, her interest is for them. We are seeing the systematic extermination of the middle-class right before our eyes, and this is going to accelerate.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gregory Mannarino of Traders

October 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Prisoner Profile

Held 1966 days

Behnam Irani

Arrested May 2011 in Iran (Islamic Republic of)


Behnam Irani, a 41-year-old pastor from Karaj, Iran, was convicted of crimes against national security in January 2011 and sentenced to one year in prison. After voluntarily surrendering to authorities on May 31 to begin his sentence, he learned that he would be forced to serve five years in connection with a previous conviction.

Officers from the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (MOIS) raided Irani’s house church on April 14, 2010, and assaulted him before taking him into custody. Although he was released on bail two months after his arrest, he later received the one-year prison sentence.

When Irani voluntarily began serving his sentence in May 2011, he was prepared to spend one year in prison. But he received a letter in October stating that he must now serve five years from his previous sentence.

Irani was first arrested in December 2006 and tried for crimes against national security. He was released in January 2007 but was soon re-arrested, tried and sentenced to five years in prison. Irani was never called to serve the sentence that is now being held against him.

Irani became a pastor in 2002, 10 years after becoming a Christian. Please pray for his wife and two children as they wait for him to return home.

Behnam Irani Released! – Oct. 17, 2016

Behnam Irani was released from prison on Oct. 17, after spending six years in prison.

Behnam was originally given a five-year suspended sentence in 2008 after being charged with action against national security. He was re-arrested in 2010 during a house church service, and in May 2011, he was summoned to serve a one year prison sentence. Authorities later added his original five-year sentence to his detainment.

During his imprisonment, Behnam spent time in solitary confinement and suffered serious health problems.

Please pray for his continued spiritual, emotional and physical recovery.

Pastor Wins Appeal – December 2014

Following a Dec. 9 appeal, Pastor Behnam Irani was informed that he will not have to serve an additional six-year prison term. The pastor had been sentenced to six years on charges of “action against national security” and “creating a network to overthrow the system.” These charges were revoked, but the pastor will continue to serve a one-year term for action against the state and a five-year prison sentence for “action against national security” in Karaj. Both charges are euphemisms for his work as a pastor.

Six Years Added – October 2014

Officials added six years to Pastor Behnam Irani’s prison sentence, and he no longer faces the death penalty. The charge of “spreading corruption on earth” was dropped in exchange for new charges that add six years to his current five-year sentence. Pastor Irani is expected to be transferred to the city of Zabol, near the border of Afghanistan, where he will not be due for release until 2023. The prison is located over 900 miles away from Karaj and it will difficult for his family to visit.

Family Concerned from No Contact – Sept. 2014

Behnam Irani’s family has not heard from him since Aug. 25, and they are very concerned. During this time, VOM partners heard there was a riot at the prison where Behnam is held. Please pray that Behnam’s family soon receives word from him.

Behnam Irani Held in Solitary – July 2014

Pastor Behnam Irani has returned to prison after being beaten on June 7 and held in solitary confinement for weeks. The pastor was held in an undisclosed location by religious police, who threatened him with further prison time after a judge charged the pastor with communicating with media. Behnam Irani taken to a detention center and held in solitary confinement. Officers interrogated the pastor four hours at a time on five separate occasions while he was there.

Pastor Behnam Underwent Surgery

Pastor Behnam Irani underwent surgery on Feb. 22 at the Shahid Madani Hospital in Karaj, Iran, because of severe bleeding as a result of stomach ulcers and colon complications. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), the surgery was successful. He was expected to be returned to the prison as of Feb. 26 to continue serving his six-year prison term. Please continue to pray for Pastor Behnam Irani and his family.

Still Ill, But Full of Faith – September 2013

Pastor Behnam Irani remains in poor health. He has served a little over two years of his six-year sentence. VOM partners report that his faith remains strong and his attitude is positive. His family misses him a great deal. He has a 12-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Pray for healing for Pastor Behnam and for protection for him while he’s in prison. Pray especially that God would strengthen and encourage his faith during this season.

Behnam Remains in Prison – August 2013

VOM contacts sent this update recently: Pastor Irani is still in prison and is still sick. His wife is mostly doing well, but she gets quite lonely. Their young son forgets he has a daddy sometimes. Their daughter is still shaken by what happened; she saw her father getting beaten by the police during the service.

Behnam Transferred to Prison Hospital – July 2012

Within the last week, Behnam Irani became so sick that he lost consciousness. As a result, he was finally allowed to be transferred to to prison hospital. His family had been worried for weeks that he appeared to be suffering from an intestinal issue. Instead, it appears that Behnam suffers from a bleeding ulcer. We are thankful Behnam is being treated by a doctor, but we encourage you to continue to pray for him since the situation is so serious.

Irani is Ill – February 2012

The family of Behnam Irani are very concerned over reports of his ill health. He is experiencing some sort of intestinal disorder. His family is very concerned because his brother died from intestinal cancer. Please pray for his health, as well as for his family.

Pastor Irani Being Mistreated and in Poor Health

For the first few months of his sentence, Behnam Irani was held in solitary confinement in a very small cell. Afterward, he was moved to another small cell with other prisoners. The room was so full, the prisoners were not able to lie down to sleep, so they had to sit all day and night. The room also got very hot.

Pastor Behnam is now in a normal cell, but authorities have asked for him to be beaten regularly. All his hair has turned white, and his friends fear he may lose the use of his foot, due to a severe foot injury.

Please keep Behnam and his family in your prayers.

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pastor Mike Online 10-18-16

Sihon and Og, the Giant Kings and their cities, seen in light of Bible prophecy, AND False prophetess Patricia King OPENLY endorsing THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, based on New Ager Rhonda Burns ‘The Secret’, which is PURE WITCHCRAFT!!!!

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“We never pray against our government or call down
curses on them. Instead, we have learned that God is in control
both of our own lives and the government we live under. (He) has
used China’s government for His own purposes, molding and
shaping His children as He sees fit. Instead of focussing our
prayers against any political system, we pray that regardless
of what happens to us, we will be pleasing to God.”
~ Brother Yun

CHINA: Pastor Endures Poor Treatment in Detention

Source: China Aid

Yang Hua preaching in an undated photo.
Photo: ChinaAid

Lawyers representing incarcerated church pastor Yang Hua discovered during a recent visit with their client that he has been suffering from serious health conditions. Yang, who has been in police custody since December 9th of last year for “divulging state secrets” and other falsified charges, is experiencing pain due to a liver condition and additional major health concerns.

Previously, China Aid had received a report from Yang’s lawyers, Chen Jiangang and Zhao Yonglin, confirming his poor treatment at the hands of government officials. According to an interview Chen and Zhao conducted with Yang, prosecutors visited him twice, applied pressure to his feet, and repeatedly threatened to kill him and harm his family members if he failed to confess his supposed crimes. After obtaining this information, the lawyers sued the prosecution team, accusing them of “using torture to extort a confession,” and requested that the prosecution receive legal repercussions.

Yang’s lawyers originally understood that his trial would take place soon after the admittance of evidence to the courts. However, as of yet, no trial date has been announced. More information on the challenges facing Christians in China is available here.

Please pray that Yang will be renewed in spirit, soul, mind and body. May he sense the nearness of our Almighty God’s reassuring presence, filling him with greater confidence and faith during this time of trial. Also intercede for Yang’s lawyers as they advocate what we hope will be a fair trial and Yang’s release so he can receive greatly needed medical attention. May God’s peace, strength, wisdom and favour be upon Yang, his loved ones, as well as those representing him, in Jesus’ all-powerful name.

NIGERIA: Terrorists Seize More Chibok Villages

Sources: BBC, Release International, CNN, CTV, Associated Press

In northern Nigeria, members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, have struck again. On September 26th, the terrorists took over three villages near the town of Chibok which is located within Borno state. It has been reported that at least eight people, including a village elder, have been tragically killed. The attackers have brazenly hoisted their flag around these villages.

At the time of these attacks, many families in the Chibok area were waiting in agony for news of the more than 200 schoolgirls who were abducted in April of 2014. Although a couple of the girls were rescued in May, and others have narrowly escaped, the majority of those seized by Boko Haram remained missing. (For a previously posted report on this situation, click here.)

In an attempt to bring about a resolution, Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, recently made arrangements for further negotiations to take place with the militants. The president spoke of his willingness to arrange a swap, freeing a few imprisoned militants in exchange for the girls’ safe release. On the day of this posting (October 13th), it was reported that negotiations mediated by the Red Cross and the Swiss government have resulted in some success. According to various news sources, 21 of the girls have just been released!

May God minister great comfort and healing to all those who have been injured and bereaved as a result of these recent attacks. In addition, pray for the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls, that they will be assured of the Lord’s abiding presence, love and healing as they await their own release from captivity. Continue to uphold President Buhari, and other members of the Nigerian government, as they make further attempts to rescue the remaining girls and defeat Boko Haram. As they persevere in their endeavours to overcome terrorism, may they be granted wisdom, courage, strength and help from on high.


NEPAL: Young Convert Stands Firm Despite Accusations


Leah holds a Nepali Bible.

“Leah,” a 15-year-old girl from a rural village in Nepal, has been told that her Christian faith was the cause of her father’s illness. Although Leah’s family was initially opposed to her conversion to Christianity, the young believer steadfastly held onto her faith in Christ, walking for about four to five hours to attend church with other believers.

Thankfully, Leah’s family members are now showing an openness to the Gospel as they are attending church with her. Please pray that they will also wholeheartedly commit their lives to the Lord, joining Leah by becoming strong witnesses of the Christian faith.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

October 13, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Body, The Tabernacle, The Altar

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The Secret of Secret Societies

Pastor Mike Online 10-6-16 Using the Bible, we discover the truth of what is at the heart of every mystery religion, cult, and secret society.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“The Apostle Paul reinforced the idea that the way we view our circumstances is more important than the circumstances themselves. While he, too, was in prison, he wrote: ‘I have learned whatever state I am, to be content.’ …Lasting satisfaction can be found only with (the Lord), for in His ‘presence is fullness of joy; at (His) right hand are pleasures forevermore.'”
~ D. Fisher referencing Philippians 4:11; Psalm 16:11

EGYPT: Nearing “Breaking Point” Due to Relentless Persecution

Sources: Christian Today, The New York Times

Flickr / fusion-of-horizons (cc)

According to a report by The New York Times, Christians in areas of Egypt that are largely dominated by Muslim militants continue to suffer from violence and humiliation. These believers are under constant threat of their houses and other properties being burned down, or possibly being mugged while walking along the streets. Even church buildings are not spared as they are desecrated and marred with hate graffiti written on the walls.

The New York Times also cited data from Coptic Christian officials, indicating that the Christian community has suffered 37 attacks within a span of three years. This figure does not include the 300 previously made attacks which took place immediately after the former Islamic president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted from power in 2013. With these continued attacks, Bishop Makarios is concerned that the persecution is becoming too much for the believers to handle: “We are at a breaking point,” the church leader openly admits.

The relentless persecution experienced by Egypt’s Christians is making it difficult for them to follow the advice of Coptic Pope Tawadros II which is to shun the protests for now. What’s more disheartening, according to Bishop Makarios, is that perpetrators of such attacks are being freed. “Every one of them is released,” he explains. “Not a single one has been punished, and that’s what really upsets the believers.” For other reports on persecution in Egypt, click here.

Pray that these Christians will receive the strength and encouragement they need to stand firm before their oppressors. Also include the country’s Muslim background believers in your prayers, asking God to provide them the right opportunities to share Christ’s love with their family members and neighbours. Intercede on behalf of the church in Egypt as a whole, asking the Lord to unify the hearts of His people, even though they represent various Christian denominations. Last but not least, pray for a strong and trustworthy government that will act in the best interest of all its people, ensuring justice and protection for citizens who are being targeted and victimized.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Massacre in North-Central Region

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

The Central African Republic, with 76 percent of its population representing the Christian majority, remains divided with the north, which is largely under the control of foreign-backed local and foreign Islamic militants. Unfortunately, Christians residing in towns and villages within rebel-held territory are experiencing terrible insecurity. Hundreds of thousands of them are displaced and the “front line” is perpetually volatile.

On September 16th, an Islamic militia swept through the mostly Christian village of Ndomete, killing 19 residents and wounding dozens of others. The government has labelled it a “massacre.” The next day clashes erupted in nearby Kaga-Bandoro, claiming at least five more lives. United Nations’ peacekeepers were deployed to the area and are now trying to maintain “peace.” May the Lord intervene in this forgotten yet continuing conflict, bringing about true peace, justice and liberty.

Ask God to mightily intervene in Central African Republic, giving all who are working for peace and reconciliation (including President Touadera and the country’s church leaders) the wisdom, strength, courage and authority to mitigate this troubling situation. Pray that the Lord will rise up on behalf of CAR’s many innocent civilians so that opposing foreign militants will be driven out of their land and the borders secured. May the hearts of those belonging to the Muslim minority — many of whom also long for an end to the senseless violence and chaos that has only resulted in trouble, displacement and poverty — be open to the Gospel so that many in this nation can experience His healing, peace, and unity in spirit.


PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Approaches Final Appeal

Source: Release International

Asia Bibi has been on death row since 2010 for telling her co-workers about Jesus. After testifying of Him, she was accused and convicted under Pakistan’s widely misused blasphemy laws. Her final appeal to the country’s Supreme Court is due next week. (Previous reports on Asia’s situation are available here.)

This imprisoned wife and mother is not alone in having suffered under these laws. Minorities such as Christians are often the target of accusations, sometimes made just to settle personal scores. If Asia’s death sentence is upheld by the court, then her only chance from a human perspective would be a presidential pardon.

Please join us in praying that “God will make a way where there seems to be no way” (lyrics by Don Moen), providing Asia miraculous deliverance from the impending death penalty she has so bravely faced over the years. Additionally, uphold her family and those mediating judicially and politically on her behalf, interceding for their divine protection as well. May the Almighty God silence the chants of the masses who want to end her life, transforming their ‘hearts of stone’ into hearts that are receptive to His love and mercy and the work of His Holy Spirit — not only for the purpose of saving Asia’s life but also for the salvation of their own eternal souls.

On behalf of our Christian sister, Asia, and other members of our suffering family, we wish to include the song, God Will Make a Way, which can be played here.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

October 6, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Persecution & Prayer Alert

Catherine Austin Fitts-Chances of Slow Burn Continuing Radically Diminished

Financial expert and Investment advisor Catherine Austin Fits says there are “bad signs” all around in the economy. Fitts explains, “What I have been watching in the cut and run is the leadership organizing and coming into what I would call a controlled demolition. So, it’s not a crash, it’s a controlled demolition. Now, the problem is people and factions start fighting, and you can get a crash. So, that’s possible. In the annual wrap-up, I am going to take the chances of a slow burn in 2016 and 2017 way down. We are coming into what is potentially a very radical change. . . . The chances of this slow burn continuing are radically diminished.”

In closing Fitts says, “We’re coming into a real crunch. It’s either war, depopulation or change. Now, I am for change. I’ll use my old Tina Turner quote, ‘We can do this nice or rough.” There is a way to do this nice, but it’s going to require all of us growing up and taking responsibility and we are going to have to change.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former Assistant Housing Secretary, Catherine Austin Fitts, publisher of The Solari Report.

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Pastor Mike Online 10-4-16

Yoga – The Yoke of Bondage – gendering cattle with humans, the false prophecies of the alleged “illuminati bloodline” members, and much more!

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Pastor Mike Online 9-29-16

The Talk Show Hell Hates shows the relationship between DNA, the Word of God, how Bible Prophecies have yet to be unsealed and manifested, and how cults are able to change Bible doctrines.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“God does not come to us in nicely defined, rationally
explained, thought categories. (He) does not fit Himself into
our theological textbooks…. He is near, yet transcendent;
clothed in human form, yet holy; more terrifying than can be
imagined, yet compassionate; invisible, yet revealed;
judging, yet merciful; sovereign, yet humble….”
~ S. Moen

NORTH AFRICA: Captain on Trial for Throwing Migrants Overboard

Source: Christian Today

The Mediterranean Sea.
Photo: Wiki Commons / Andreas Meck

A boat captain faces a prison sentence of up to 90 years after being charged in Spain with the murder of six Christian migrants by allegedly throwing them overboard. According to the indictment against him, the captain and a colleague attacked the six Nigerian Christians because they believed the passengers’ prayers had provoked a storm during the voyage from North Africa.

The inflatable boat had about 50 migrants aboard when it left Morocco in December of 2014 to make the 14-kilometre voyage to Spain. Police state in the indictment that the attackers pulled back slats and beat the Christians, then threw them into the “raging sea” where they were lost. One body was found a few days later off the coast of Granada.

The captain, named as Alain N.B. from Cameroon, has denied all charges. He was one of two men arrested in connection with the incident; the second man died before the start of the trial. Prosecutors in the Spanish city of Almería have requested 15 years for each of the six offences. If convicted of all charges, Alain will be serving 45 of the total 90 years behind bars.

So far this year, more than 300,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in order to reach Europe, after fleeing countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria. Another 3,000 died while attempting to make the crossing. (For a report on a similar incident involving the persecution of migrants, click here.)

Please pray for the grieving families and friends of the six Nigerian Christians whose lives tragically ended while at sea. May they continue to sense God’s comforting presence and strength. Likewise, let’s uphold the loved ones of the many other migrants who perished while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in their attempts to seek refuge. In addition to praying that justice will prevail during the upcoming trial, please intercede on behalf of the accused captain who is, from an eternal perspective, spiritually lost and destined to perish unless he genuinely repents and turns His life over to God. May Alain experience our Lord’s unconditional love and, as a result, receive His mercy and salvation.

PHILIPPINES: Fatal Gunshots Fired by Motorcyclists

Sources: VOM Australia, Release International

A dedicated church elder from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, was brutally murdered by two men on September 11th. Witnesses say Perfecto Padilla, 52, was resting outside his house in a hammock when two militant Muslim men came by on motorcycles and began firing what was believed to be a 45-calibre pistol from about five metres away. Perfecto was struck by seven bullets in his chest, thigh and other parts of his body. The assailants quickly fled the scene.

Perfecto’s daughter Naomi ran to her wounded father, crying and screaming for help. A pastor was nearby, visiting a church member, when he heard the screaming and promptly came to assist. Noting the seriousness of Perfecto’s wounds, Pastor William borrowed a tricycle so he could immediately take him to the hospital, but the wounded man died on the journey. Perfecto is remembered for his dedication to the church and desire that more people come to know Christ.

Perfectos’ two children, Naomi (12) and Joseph (10), are now left alone without parents. Since their mother went to work overseas many years ago, they have lost contact with her. Our local ministry partner immediately tended to them after being informed of the tragedy. VOM is providing financial assistance for the children so they can receive necessary care, rebuild their lives, and have a hopeful future. More on the persecution of Christians in the Philippines is available here.

Thank you for joining us in praying that Naomi and Joseph, who are deeply grieving the sad loss of their loving father, will experience the compassionate care, comfort and provision of their Heavenly Father who longs to meet their every need. Ask Him to strengthen their faith so that as they grow and mature, they will be able to build on their deceased father’s spiritual legacy. May there be an end to the tensions between Christians and militant Muslims in the Philippines, particularly the Sultan Kudarat area, so that land disputes will be resolved and people can live in safety and harmony.


LAOS: Young Persecuted Christian Now Trains Teachers


A young Christian woman who was disowned by her parents because of her faith is now visiting churches in Laos this month to train Sunday school teachers. After becoming a Christian at the age of 14, Sonxi was beaten by her parents, denied food, and locked away in her room — all in an attempt to prevent her from attending church.

When the abusive parents realized that none of these punishments was able to weaken Sonxi’s faith, they threatened to force the young teen into a life of prostitution. As a result, she ran away from home and was eventually disowned by her parents. The Voice of the Martyrs ministry has since come alongside the abandoned girl, making it possible for her to receive practical skills training in sewing and, later on, with the required assistance to attend Bible school.

We are thanking God that today Sonxi vibrantly shares her faith and is involved with the training of new Christian teachers. May He wonderfully bless her life and ministry, granting her more opportunities to reach out to others and — in His perfect timing — even her unsaved family.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

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Pure Bible Study 9-28-16 The study of the doctrine of Justification by Faith.

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Pastor Mike Online 9-27-16

More Like, “Pastor Mike On-No Sleep” See what happens when I don’t get any sleep the night before a PMO!

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The Four Horsemen – 9-26-16

From the Prophecy Road Show. Our Study from Genesis through Daniel, into the book of Revelation on the identity and the purpose of the Four Horsemen of Revelation 6.

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Greg Hunter-Weekly News Wrap-Up 9. 23.16

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“(God) sees the perils that are in our path that we cannot
see. He speaks to us in mercy and grace, and He builds us up to
meet the dangers and be prepared to receive the things we could
not wisely use today. There are many things which we can
employ tomorrow that we cannot wisely use today.”
~ A.A. Conrad

CHINA: Released Lawyer Under Surveillance

Sources: ChinaAid, South China Morning Post

Zhang Kai
Photo: Zhang Kai via ChinaAid

Security officials have been noticed near the home of Christian lawyer Zhang Kai, and they appear determined to put him back behind bars. Zhang was released from detention this March after being held eight months for representing Zhejiang churches in opposition to the government’s forceful removal of their crosses. More about the cross removal campaign can be found here.

In February, while still in detention, Zhang participated in a televised interview where he seemed to criticize fellow lawyers who had been arrested during China’s recent crackdown on human rights activists. Then, on August 30th, a statement retracting that criticism appeared on Zhang’s social media feed. It said he had been forced to smear his fellow lawyers, including Zhou Shifeng, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for “subversion.” (A report on Zhang’s arrest is available at this page.)

“It was a forced act out of fear and I’m retracting all of my comments,” the statement said. Zhang’s social media account has since been deleted. Now Public Security Bureau officials are monitoring his home.

Pray that Zhang Kai will know God as his “fortress, rock and deliverer” (Psalm 18:2). May he experience the Lord’s perfect peace and protection. Please intercede for all who are affected by this crackdown on China’s churches, including the lawyers trying to represent them. Ask God to touch the hearts of the governing officials involved so that they may also seek the truth of the Gospel and receive His gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

IRAQ: Family Longs for Return of Kidnapped Child

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Open Doors Australia and New Zealand

Christine’s photo on the wall of her
family’s place of refuge.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

During a “medical check-up” in the northeastern Iraqi town of Qaraqosh, ISIS militants took notice of Ayda Abada’s three-year-old daughter Christine. Suddenly they snatched the child out of her mother’s arms and gave the crying girl to a bearded fighter. This story was previously reported in a VOMC-produced video documentary which can be found here.

Two years later, Christine is still missing. Her distraught loved ones, who now live in an Erbil camp for displaced people, continue to suffer sleepless nights and unimaginable fears over her welfare. On the wall of their cabin, they have placed a low-resolution photo of Christine that her brother happened to find on Facebook. The photo had been taken during the time Christine was away from the family.

Christine’s mother, Ayda, forces herself to smile when she speaks. Yet her eyes convey a deep sadness that goes beyond expressed words. “We heard that Christine is living with one of the Christian women kidnapped by ISIS. The woman was forced into ‘marriage’ with an ISIS fighter and somehow managed to take our Christine under her care.”

Ayda’s days are filled with uncertainty. “Sometimes I fear that my Christine (will) grow older without me and that I will never see her again.” She looks down to fight a tear, but this heartbroken mother doesn’t want to give up hope. As long as her daughter is in Mosul, Ayda and the rest of the family will not leave Iraq. She will not rest until her little girl is safely back in her arms. “Without her, it’s like part of our heart is missing. We are not complete without her.”

Please uphold Ayda and her family during this time of uncertainty. Pray that each member will experience God’s comfort and encouragement, knowing that He is able to lovingly watch over little Christine. May those holding the child hostage sense a strong conviction to safely return Christine to her family. In fact, let’s remember all of the Middle Eastern children/loved ones who have been wrongfully abducted by militants, praying that the estranged families will be miraculously reunited — giving God praise for His divine intervention. Intercede for the abductors, that they will discover the reality and love of Jesus and, as a result, turn from their sinful ways.


UZBEKISTAN: Pastoral Family Granted Asylum

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Dmitry and Marina Shestakov with their three daughters:
Alexandra (left), Vera (centre), and Maria (right).

Pastor Dmitry Shestakov and his family fled Uzbekistan three years ago after he had endured four years in a labour camp and, subsequently, received numerous death threats. The family’s journey to freedom officially ended on August 30th with their arrival in the United States where they were granted asylum.

Nearly ten years ago, authorities had arrested the pastor after raiding the Full Gospel Church in Andijan. Uzbekistan’s Religious Affairs Committee claimed Dmitry was not an authorized leader of any officially recognized religious organization. Labelled an “imposter,” he was sent to a prison camp more than 640 kilometres from his home. The distance made it difficult for his wife Marina and their three daughters — Maria, Alexandra and Vera — to visit him. (A previously posted report on Dmitry’s arrest may be reviewed here.)

Following Dmitry’s release on January 21st, 2011 (exactly four years since he entered prison), the government continued to monitor him closely, requiring him to obtain written permission in order to leave his house. After two years of living under these restrictions and receiving death threats, Dmitry finally moved his family to Ukraine where the United Nations Human Rights Council granted them refugee status.

Today, Dmitry and Marina, along with their youngest two daughters, Alexandra, 20, and Vera, 16, are starting a new life in the United States. Their eldest daughter, Maria, 22, will remain in Ukraine with her husband.

We are thankful to the Lord for providing Dmitry and his family safe passage to their new home. May He now lead them to a church where they can continue to grow in their faith and serve Him within a community of fellow believers. Pray that the testimony of the suffering experienced by Dmitry, his wife and daughters will be used to encourage believers in the West to also live out their faith with unwavering commitment and courage.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

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David Stockman-Gold Prices Will Soar When Central Banks Fail

Former Reagan Administration Budget Director David Stockman’s view of the wealthy buying gold is most sobering and illuminating. Stockman contends, “I think some people are realizing the central bank era of bubble finance and massive money printing is leading to a dead end and some kind of crackup phase in the world monetary system and a breakdown of confidence in the central banks. I think what this means is when the market loses confidence in the current regime, when they no longer believe the Fed has your back, that there is a put under the market or that they know what they are doing, when that confidence finally evaporates, the monetary system will be in crisis. Gold prices, in my view, will soar because it will be seen as the last refuge of monetary assets that are outside the purview of the control of a failing central bank system. I don’t think we have seen anything yet. It’s only a matter of time when we see the gold price revisit the $1,950 per ounce price that was achieved a few years ago and probably goes well beyond that.”

Join Greg Hunter of as he goes One-on-One with David Stockman, the best-selling author of the new book titled “Trumped!”


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Watchman Video Broadcast 09-18-16, The Gospel In Your Body Part 7

Visit – The Gospel In Your Body Part 7 | The Tabernacle Part 4 | Pastor Mike Hoggard discusses the amazing way God has designed the human body — its bones, organs, blood, and much more — all of which shows the handiwork of the Creator, Jesus Christ. In this video, we learn about the menorah, how it relates to the number seven and the light of God. This study begins with 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 6:19. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJB) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19 KJB)

This video series takes an in-depth look at how we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and how that directly relates to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Discover how perfectly correct Psalm 139:14 truly is! I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Psalm 139:14 KJB)

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Dark Sentences

Pastor Mike Online 9-15-16 Comparing unknown tongues, “light language” from New Age channelers, and the theme of darkness and ignorance in the Bible to understand that these “tongues of mysteries” is actually the dark sentences of the Antichrist.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“I’m a firm believer in the mega-importance of keeping
a full arsenal of Scripture loaded and ready for battle. God’s
Word is our sword — our biggest and best weapon. We never
know when or where the enemy will ambush us, and we won’t
always have our Bible, our pastor or our trusty notes handy.
Our sword must be mobile, sharp and handy at all times.”
~ D. Coty

PAKISTAN: Swift Response Saves Community from Bomb Attack

Source: Morning Star News

The main gate to the Warsak Dam Christian Colony.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Christians in northwest Pakistan narrowly escaped with their lives after security forces foiled a suicide bomb plot against them. Security guard Samuel Masih opened his community’s main gate to four Taliban bombers — and died in a hail of bullets. Two other guards were injured, as were two soldiers and a policeman.

However, the swift response of Samuel’s colleagues meant that a greater tragedy was averted. One of the suicide bombers was killed after igniting his bomb, but thankfully there were no other casualties as a result of the blast. Security officials intervened by killing the three other suicide bombers.

The 30 Christian families residing within the gated community near Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were unharmed. The Pakistani Taliban reported that the bombers carried out this attack on Friday, September 2nd. The same extremist group involved in this attack claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attack that took place in Lahore on March 27th of this year — resulting in more than 70 killed and numerous others injured. Information on the Lahore bombing incident can be reviewed here.

Pray that God will comfort and provide for Samuel’s widow, Razia, and their five children. Ask the Lord to heal Samuel’s colleagues who were injured in this recent attack, offering praise that the lives of those residing within the gated community were spared. Also continue to uphold the families still experiencing the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack in Lahore. May all our brothers and sisters throughout Pakistan receive the assurance that they are not forgotten by their global Christian family. May God strengthen their faith — and our solidarity with them.

IRAN: Update on Christian Convert Seeking Asylum

Source: Stundin (Icelandic news outlet)

As mentioned in a previous report, Morteza Songolzadeh, an Iranian Christian who could face execution if he returns to Iran, has been living in Iceland in hopes of obtaining asylum. According to European Union law, he may soon be sent to France (the country to which he initially fled), then from there to Iran, unless immediate intervention takes place. (The previous report is available at this page.)

Morteza’s lawyer, Eva Dóra Kolbrúndóttir, explains why it’s possible Morteza will be sent back to Iran: “Unfortunately…as the European countries have been issuing the declaration, they will only grant asylum to those who come from war-torn countries such as Syria. Asylum seekers and other refugees will be sent back, and we have seen it happen.”

Morteza has supporters in Iceland, including Agnes Sigurðardóttir, a Lutheran bishop who wrote a letter to the minister of the interior on his behalf. Although the jeopardized believer has repeatedly requested that his case be re-examined, his requests have been rejected. However, he has not given up hope: “Now I feel good in Iceland. I am used to it. I do my best to learn Icelandic, and I think I can become a good citizen here in the future.”

Please uphold Morteza and his lawyer as they continue in their attempts for his asylum. Pray that the authorities involved in this case — whether in Iceland, France or Iran — will extend mercy towards him, so he will not be penalized for converting to Christianity. In the ensuing days, as Morteza awaits the court’s decision, may God’s presence continue to bring him needed peace and assurance. Throughout the mediation process, may Morteza also receive opportunities to testify of Christ.


ALGERIA: Court Reduces Length of Prison Term

Source: Middle East Concern

Slimane Bouhafs
Photo: World Watch Monitor

We have received some encouraging news regarding our Algerian brother, Slimane Bouhafs, whose case was featured in a previous Persecution & Prayer Alert report. Slimane’s original five-year jail sentence was recently reduced to three years in a verdict announced on September 6th. However, as the appeal court has still upheld his conviction for “blasphemy,” he would very much appreciate our continued prayers.

Slimane was arrested after posting a Facebook comment about Jesus overcoming “the darkness of Islam.” (More details on his case may be found here.) His legal team are now planning to appeal to the supreme court. Pray that Slimane and his family, as well as his church, will experience God’s peace and compassion in new ways during the appeal process.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

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The Gospel That Peter Preached

Pure Bible Study 9-14-16. Was the Gospel that Peter preached to the Jews a different gospel than Paul preached to the Gentiles? Who was the first person to preach the gospel of grace to the Gentiles?

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Gold Goes To All-time Highs If Fed Admits It Cannot Raise Rates

If the Fed does not raise rates at its September meeting as it has been warning money manager Michael Pento says, “The Fed is going to lose all their credibility on September 21st. Half of the Fed, and this includes Fed Head Janet Yellen, has been telling you that the economy has healed and they are ready to resume interest rate hikes. If they raise rates, and I don’t think they do, they are not going to be ‘data dependent.’ They are just freaking out about having promised to save the world with four rate hikes in 2016 and garner some credibility before the end of the year. If they don’t raise rates, they are going to lose all their credibility anyway because they have been threatening to do so. If they do raise rates, they are going to lose credibility because (the economy is sinking) and they are not ‘data dependent.’ The data here in the United States is screaming recession. . . . If they raise rates, they are going to absolutely crater the stock market and the bond market. . . .”

If the Fed admits it can’t raise rates, Pento predicts, “Gold is going to become completely unglued from its moorings and will shoot up very close to record highs very quickly. It’s not going to happen until the Fed admits that it cannot raise interest rates.”

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Tongues and Genetically Modified Christians

Testimonies from believers about their escape from the spirits of unknown tongues, how these languages no one knows is part of the curse of Genesis 11, and how it is connected to Genetic Modification.

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The Body, The Tabernacle, and the Gospel Part 3

Amazing revelations concerning the altar/mitochondria and the beautiful picture of the meaning behind the Table of Shewbread.

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Michael Krieger-Next 4 Years Will Be Worst in US History

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Prisoner Profile

Held 1461 days

Dmitry Shestakov

Arrested January 2007 in Uzbekistan

Released Jan. 21, 2011
On January 21, 2007, Pastor Dmitry “David” Shestakov was arrested in a raid on his Full Gospel Church in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan’s Religious Affairs Committee claims Shestakov, an evangelical pastor affiliated with the registered Full Gospel Church, is not an authorized leader of any officially-recognized religious organization in Uzbekistan. They describe him as an “imposter” leading an underground group identified as “Charismatic Pentecostals” engaged in proselytizing under Shestakov’s leadership. He is appealing his four-year labor camp sentence.

Shestakovs Relocate – August 2016

Pastor Dmitry Shestakov and his family recently arrived in the United States after being granted asylum. The pastor spent four years in a labor camp for his Christian work and continued to be harassed after his release. Though they intended to stay in Uzbekistan, constant persecution by the authorities drove the family to flee to Ukraine three years ago, where they were granted refugee status. Dmitry and his wife, Marina, arrived in Florida on Aug. 30 with their two youngest daughters, Alexandra, 20, and Vera, 16. Their eldest daughter, Maria, 22, stayed in Ukraine with her new husband.

Pastor Dmitry Released

Pastor Dmitry (David) Shestakov was arrested in Andijan, Uzbekistan on Jan. 21, 2007. While he was in a prison labor camp, his wife and his three daughters missed him terribly. Exactly four years later, he was released on Jan. 21, 2011.

Praise God that Pastor Shestakov is now home with his family. Pray for the Shestakovs as they adjust back to life together. Pray also that the church in Andijan will be strengthened.

Your letters on behalf of prisoners do make a difference! Take time to write a letter to another prisoner in Uzbekistan, Tohar Haydarov.

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The Curse of Unknown Tongues

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth.
Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and
they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their
senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have
been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.”
~ 2 Timothy 2:25-26 NLT

SUDAN: Severe Penalties for Addressing Persecution

Source: World Watch Monitor

Pastors Kuwa Shamal (left) and Hassan Taour (right)
Photo: World Watch Monitor

A trial of four men, including two Sudanese church leaders and a foreign aid worker, resumed on August 29th in Khartoum, with Sudan’s prosecution accusing the defendants of highlighting the alleged suffering of Christians in war-ravaged areas of the country.

The four defendants are Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour and Kuwa Shamal, pastors originally from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan’s South Kordofan region; Petr Jasek, a Christian aid worker from the Czech Republic; and Abdulmonem Abdumawla Issa Abdumawla, a Darfuri graduate student. The men have been accused of conducting intelligence activities and providing material support for rebels. Some of the charges against them are punishable by death.

During the trial, the prosecutor demanded the harshest punishment, alleging that the defendants claimed the buildings were bombarded by government warplanes. He also purported that the Christian aid worker was planning to go into areas “claimed to have been destroyed by the Sudanese army” with the intent to interview civilians regarding concerns of torturous conduct by Sudanese authorities.

In Sudan, the demolition of churches and arrests of Christians have increased since 72-year-old President Omar al-Bashir began reasserting Sharia law. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Sudan currently is ranked eighth on Open Doors’ World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution. For more information on the country of Sudan, click here.

Please pray for the four accused men and their families as they endure the ongoing court proceedings and allegations presented against them. As greater awareness of their case becomes known internationally, may fellow believers around the world join in the prayer vigil on their behalf, petitioning our Righteous Judge for their safety and a just outcome. Pray for a miraculous turnaround of this case, and that the Sudanese president and his government officials will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ who loves and values human lives. Let’s also widen our prayers by lifting up to the Lord all of His followers who are suffering persecution in Sudan, especially those in the Nuba Mountain region where Christian communities have been harassed for so many years.

KAZAKHSTAN: Summer Camps Disbanded by Authorities

Source: Forum 18

Two congregations belonging to the Baptist Union in West Kazakhstan Region were raided by government officials in July as they held summer camps for children. Officials and local journalists claimed that: 1) the churches were trying to attract young people, 2) some of the children may have been present at a religious event without their parents’ consent, and 3) foreigners present as “missionaries” didn’t have the required state permission.

Light of the Gospel Baptist Church in Oral held its five-day children’s camp within the church building from July 4th to 8th, hosting teenagers in the morning and younger children in the afternoon. Most were the children of congregation members, but the ministry team had also invited youngsters from the wider community. Invitations were distributed and a poster was placed outside the building to indicate clearly that the event was organized by the church and that Bible reading would take place.

“Officials from the Regional Religious Affairs Department and the Regional Education Department turned up on three of the days that week during the sessions for younger children,” Pastor Aleksandr Dimitrov states. “They were accompanied by a number of journalists. On the Friday, two police officers even joined them.” The pastor further explains that all of the children were present with their parents’ permission, but refused to show such permission to officials.

Khabar television carried a short hostile news report about the summer camp, including interviews with Bayangul Semgaliyeva, a representative of the Regional Religious Affairs Department, who led the raid; and Oksana Dementievskaya, a journalist who was featured as a “local resident.” The news report carried the caption: “Children are being attracted to non-traditional religious organizations.” Other reports on persecution in this country may be reviewed here.

Thank you for upholding our brothers and sisters in Kazakhstan who are facing opposition for their faithful efforts to reach others for Christ. Pray that Christians throughout the country will be allowed freedom to practice and share their faith. May the spiritual seeds of the teachings take root deeply within the hearts of the local children so these youngsters can grow strong in their relationship with our Lord Jesus. Pray that the local officials and journalists would recognize the error of their negative reporting, compelling them to instead seek the saving truth of God’s Word.


SRI LANKA: Village Christians Granted Freedom to Worship

Source: National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka
Photo: Flickr / César González Palomo (cc)

On July 16th, while Sunday School classes were in progress, 12 members of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association arrived at a church to proclaim that the children should not be taught Christianity in a Buddhist village. They also claimed that the pastor and his ministry workers were unethically and forcibly converting the residents of the village.

While the worship service was in progress, about 30 villagers and two Buddhist monks gathered around the church premises. A few members of the group joined the monks as they entered the church and falsely accused the pastor of unethically converting people. They demanded that the pastor and his congregation stop their worship activities immediately and leave the village. They also threatened violence if the pastor and members of the church did not comply.

Following the incident, the pastor and a ministry worker went to the area police station to present a complaint. At this point, they were initially refused but were asked to return when the officer-in-charge was present. The next morning, when two pastors and a ministry worker arrived at the police station for an inquiry with a sub-inspector, the senior Buddhist monk from the village temple and two other villagers were also present. The monk said Christians should not be allowed to practice their faith in the village, including reading their Bibles and praying in their own homes.

In an unexpected act of freedom and enforcement of current laws, the sub-inspector stated that all citizens are guaranteed the right to religious freedom in the constitution. Let us praise the Lord for the sub-inspector’s diplomatic stance and for granting these Christians the freedom to worship!

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

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Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

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False Brethren and False Teachers

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Pastor Mike Online 9-6-16

Answer to critics and the role of the language of Babel in the last days.

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Warren Pollock-US Twilight Zone of Pre-Collapse Just like Rome

Financial and geopolitical analyst Warren Pollock says, “Where we are is more important than where we will be because right now, we are in sort of a Twilight Zone of transition between stability and instability. I think this is a dangerous time, and for some, it will be more dangerous than the actual collapse. . . . The question being asked is ‘when is the collapse going to happen?’ We are in a worse period. It’s a pre-collapse period. This is what happened before WWII. This is what happened before Rome fell. It was a period in time where things worked sort of, a sort of function and a sort of dysfunction. There has always been racketeering in our economy and in our society. It’s human nature, but here’s the difference. In a society that’s functioning, the society can survive with some percentage of racketeering. Right now, racketeering is so pervasive you cannot do the things in society for that society to function.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with analyst Warren Pollock.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great
or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions
of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield
to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
~ Sir Winston Churchill

RUSSIA: “Anti-Sharing Beliefs” Law Commences

Source: Forum 18

The first known punishments of the “Anti-Sharing Beliefs” law have now been handed down under Russia’s new amendments which came into force on July 20th. Three of the four citizens known to have been charged so far under the new provisions are Christians: Ebenezer Tuah, Aleksandr Yakimov, and Donald Ossewaarde.

Christ Embassy leader Ebenezer Tuah, a Ghanaian citizen living in Russia on an educational visa, was fined on August 1st after police and government officials raided a sanatorium in the city where he was performing baptisms. According to the court verdict, the Christian leader “conducted religious rites and ceremonies, including religious gatherings, posted information about his beliefs on the Internet with the aim of propagandizing, and carried out missionary activity (in)…the city of Tver without the required documents and not in the conditions provided for by (the Religion Law).”

Aleksandr Yakimov leads the local New Generation Pentecostal community in Mari-Turek. On August 3rd, Aleksandr took part in an annual festival hosted by the village of Mari-Sholner. According to the district prosecutor’s office, he spoke from a stage that had a banner bearing the name of his church. On August 5th, officials charged Aleksandr with “conducting missionary activity in violation of (the Religion Law).”

On August 14th, an independent Baptist preacher, Donald Ossewaarde, a United States citizen who has lived in Oryol since 2005, was brought before a hastily-arranged hearing at the city’s Railway District Court. Donald was fined for holding religious services in his home and for allegedly advertising them on the bulletin boards of nearby housing blocks. He was charged the same day and given no time to summon his own lawyer.

President Vladimir Putin signed the “anti-sharing beliefs” amendments into law on July 6th as part of Russia’s “anti-terrorism” legislation. The section introducing new restrictions on “missionary” activity triggered protest from religious leaders and human rights activists. Mikhail Fedotov, Chair of the Presidential Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights, complained to President Putin on July 1st. He told the president that the amendments “create unjustified and excessive restrictions on the freedom of conscience of believers of all religions, and encroach upon the fundamental constitutional principle of non-interference by the state….”

God’s Word states that “Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart” (Psalm 97:11) May the light demonstrated by His faithful servants in Russia shine so brightly that the people of their communities — including those opposing them — will recognize the glorious power of His Son Jesus operating in and through their lives. We pray that as a result of His manifested presence, many more will acknowledge Him as Saviour and Lord, and that spiritual revival will take place within this country in the time leading up to His imminent return.

NIGERIA: Mass Riots Result in Tragic Loss

Sources: VOMC Contacts, Nigeria’s “Leadership” News

President Buhari
Photo: Flickr / U.S. Department of State

On August 21st, a Christian student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, had allegedly made a blasphemous statement. He was then beaten almost to the point of death by some angered Muslim students. A fellow Christian was able to rush him to the hospital with the help of a compassionate Muslim who volunteered the use of his car.

The following morning, a mob of militants gathered in the community, insisting that the Christian student be killed. They went around the school, burning down the Christian fellowship secretariats. Then they proceeded to town, destroying churches and threatening to kill any Christian who ever decides to return to Talata Mafara. Unfortunately, the mob later set ablaze the house where the victimized student had taken refuge, burning him and seven others to death.

President Muhammadu Buhari describes the killings that took place as barbaric and unacceptable: “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay…. I assure that the law will take its course. My prayers are with the families of the victims. Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever.” Other reports revealing the seriousness of Nigeria’s situation may be reviewed here.

May our loving God, who promises to be close to the brokenhearted, bring greatly needed consolation to all who have suffered loss during the riots. Especially uphold the families, friends and community members of those who’ve tragically lost their lives, praying that His peace, strength and comfort will sustain them in the midst of their grief. Ask for the Lord’s conviction to be upon the perpetrators so they will realize the seriousness of their hateful actions and their desperate need for His forgiveness and salvation. Also intercede on behalf of Nigeria’s president and others in governmental authority who need wisdom, guidance and help as they strategize effective ways to combat the violence and protect their citizens.


PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi’s October Appeal

Sources: CBN News, The Christian Post, International Christian Concern

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, will fight for her freedom in court this October. Asia was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after Muslim women told a cleric in a village of the eastern Punjab province that she had made “derogatory remarks” about the prophet.

Since her arrest in 2009, the international community has pressured Pakistan’s strict government, calling for Asia’s release and reforms to be made to the blasphemy laws. Although her appeal was scheduled for March 26th of this year, rising tensions and protests against it from Pakistan’s Muslim community delayed the hearing until October.

Asia has been sitting in prison for almost seven years, and reports have indicated that the health of the 51-year-old mother has been deteriorating. As the blasphemy law in Pakistan is often abused by Muslims to settle personal scores with Christians and other religious minorities, international religious freedom advocates have asserted that the charge against Asia is trumped up and have called for the Pakistani government to immediately release her. For previous reports on Asia’s ongoing case, click here.

Ask that the Lord will grant favour to Asia and her legal representatives as they mediate for justice and mercy on her behalf. May the court be impartial and not be swayed by prejudicial arguments or protests, nor respond in fear to opposing militants. Continue to pray for Asia’s health and protection, as well as the safety of her family and all who are trying to assist her. Intercede for the Pakistanis who are wishing her harm by wrongfully taking “justice” into their own hands. Pray that they would be under the conviction of the one true God who longs for His love and salvation to be experienced by all of humanity (John 3:16).

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

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The Alien Agenda

Does the Bible speak of aliens, chariots of the gods, flying ships from another dimension? Watch this fascinating episode, straight the Word of God

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Spiritual Cancer

Cancer is the result of one cell’s DNA becoming corrupt, once that cell begins to replicate, the cancer tumor grows, and consumes the healthy tissue around it. The same applies to evil words that “doth eat as a canker”. False Bibles, false prophets produce false believer’s that are consuming churches around the world.

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Robert Spencer on the Obama/Clinton war against the reality of the jihad threat

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Nonie Darwish compares Islam with Christian values. Los Angeles August 21 2016

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Pastor Mike Online 08-25-16, CERN, Human Sacrifice Or Mock Ritual Part 2 (LD)

Visit – In today’s show, Pastor Mike Hoggard continues the discussion about the hidden meaning and purpose behind the CERN witchcraft ritual! Biblical analysis of the disturbing images from the ritual captured on video, reveal the nature and purpose of what officials at CERN are calling “a mock ritual.” Contact us to receive the “CERN” package. Based on this week;s PMO topic, you will receive both Pastor Mike Online shows from August 23 and 25 on DVD, plus the Elements of Wrath DVD series, The Beast of 911 DVD, and all of the audio CD’s from these DVD’s!

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“There was a lot of talk of needing to get Christian refugees to
the West and to safety. And yet…if the Christian community leaves
the Middle East, then it’s an even more hopeless situation. So there
needs to be a strong Christian presence that remains, and our role
then is to come alongside and strengthen what remains….”
~ Anthony Rhodes, VOMC’s VP of International Projects

SYRIA: Churches Serve as Enemies Threaten

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

Saint Elias Cathedral in Aleppo
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Fede Ranghino

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has said about the Battle for Aleppo: “This is beyond doubt one of the most devastating urban conflicts in modern times.” Around 250,000 people remain trapped in Aleppo’s rebel-held east. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu describes them as “hostages,” unable to flee because the rebels have mined the humanitarian corridors and manned them with snipers. Meanwhile, more than a million citizens — including some 40,000 mostly Assyrian and Armenian Christians — remain in Aleppo’s government-held west.

Despite the dire situation, western Aleppo’s churches continue to serve and minister. The deputy director of the public assistance department at Aleppo’s Orthodox Sunday schools, Samir Samaan, reports that Aleppo’s Saint Elias Cathedral is caring for about 4,000 newly displaced families — half of them Muslim, half of them Christian. Similarly, Jesuit priest Father Ziad Hilal said the churches are working to feed those left in Aleppo, regardless of their religion. “We give about 7,500 meals every day.”

“On one side things are dark, things are sad,” the church leader continues. “On the other hand, we see the activities of the church and how the people, especially the Christian associations, are helping. They are providing a sign of hope. Our mission is important there.” Father Ibrahim describes it as “a miracle,” noting that all the while, Christians in Aleppo are fasting and praying that “the will for peace” shall prevail “over the will for war.” In essence, may the light of Christ overcome the darkness so that many more Syrians will discover the way of God’s salvation.

Pray that the Lord of hosts will intervene in Aleppo to “preserve all who love Him” and “frustrate the way of the wicked” (Psalm 145:20; Psalm 146:9). Intercede that the Spirit of God will subvert the rebellion so the “will for peace” shall indeed prevail over “the will for war.” May the Lord provide for Aleppo’s churches, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary funds, resources and workers to continue serving and ministering as lights in the darkness (Matthew 5:14-16).

ALGERIA: Behind Bars for a Facebook Post

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Middle East Concern, Premier Radio

Slimane Bouhafs
Photo: World Watch Monitor

A Christian in Algeria has been sentenced to five years in prison — the maximum term — and given a heavy fine for blasphemy against Islam and its prophet in a social media post. Slimane Bouhafs, 49, appeared before a judge on August 7th in the eastern town of Setif within the Kabylie region, home to most of Algeria’s tiny but fast-growing Christian minority.

Slimane was arrested on July 31st for posting a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the “lie” of Islam and its prophet. He also published photos showing the execution of a civilian by an Islamist terrorist. Such material is judged by the authorities as an insult to Islam, the state religion in Algeria according to its Constitution. The penal code allows for a penalty of three to five years in prison, along with a heavy fine, against anyone convicted of insulting Islam and its prophet Muhammad.

The news of Slimane’s sentence was a shock for his family who denounced what they called a “sham” trial. His daughter, Afaf, describes her father as a man who has always defended the interests of his country from a young age. She says he is known for his commitment to democracy and religious freedom through all of his writings published on Facebook.

Slimane’s family members are deeply concerned, as he suffers from a chronic illness and his health may deteriorate in prison. According to his daughter, he suffers from inflammatory rheumatism, a disease that typically worsens under stress. The president of the Protestant Church of Algeria says its lawyer will be appealing the verdict.

Ask God to minister to Slimane and his family, while mediating on his behalf throughout the appeal process. May the Lord’s peace and protection be experienced by each one, including the representing lawyer, as they seek His wisdom and ultimately place their trust in Him regarding the outcome. Also intercede on behalf of Slimane’s health concern, asking the Great Physician to grant him needed physical strength and healing.


NIGER: Equipping Persecuted Christian Workers

Source: VOM USA

Pastors and other Christian workers, who are facing increased persecution in this Muslim-majority nation, were able to attend VOM-sponsored training sessions this past June. At the request of local Christian leaders, 12 conferences were made available throughout Niger. As a result, 120 churches have received practical training and resources to help them respond to persecution and spread the Gospel. Please join us in praying for these pastors and Christian workers as they continue to plant churches, evangelize, and educate Christians on how to live as effective Christ-followers in a predominantly Islamic society.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

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Prisoner Profile

Held 944 days

Mohammed Hegazy

Arrested December 2013 in Egypt


06/01/2015 Update

Mohammed Hegazy, an Egyptian convert from Islam who goes by the Christian name Bishoy Armeya Boulos, was sentenced to five years in prison on June 18, 2014 after he filmed clashes between Muslims and Christians in central Egypt. He is accused of filming a demonstration without obtaining government permission, a misdemeanor crime that typically carries a maximum sentence of six months. Bishoy served six months while waiting for conviction after his Dec. 4 arrest.

The true reason for the extreme prison sentence most likely lies in Bishoy’s history. In 2007, Bishoy, then Mohammed Hegazy, petitioned the Egyptian government to change his official religious status, an unprecedented move in a thoroughly Islamic society. Bishoy converted to Christianity from Islam in 1999 at age 17. His public request to change his religious status generated death threats and forced Bishoy and his family into hiding.

After spending several years in hiding, Bishoy’s wife and two children were able to leave the country for asylum in Germany. Bishoy, however, chose to remain in Egypt, knowing that if he left, he’d never be allowed back in his home country. His own experience in hiding and being constantly followed by police made him passionate for the rights of converts to Christianity. He spends his days documenting abuses against Egyptian Christians and advocating for fair treatment.

When he was arrested, Bishoy was in southern Egypt filming clashes that resulted after Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was ousted from office in July 2013. Hundreds of Christians were attacked, some kidnapped and thousands of churches and Christian businesses throughout the country were looted and destroyed.

Bishoy’s lawyer told World Watch Monitor that Bishoy is in good condition, though police have questioned him about his religious status, which is totally unrelated to the charge.

Bishoy and his lawyer have filed an appeal against the conviction.

Hegazy Released Under Uncertain Circumstances

Mohammed Hegazy was recently released from prison after making a public confession on July 29 that he had abandoned Christianity and returned to Islam. The 34-year-old man was released to the custody of his parents.

He had been in prison since December 2013, and his lawyer said he considered himself a Christian as recently as June 2016. Authorities have repeatedly harassed and imprisoned Hegazy, who engaged in a long battle to have his faith and name changed on his government ID card.

Please pray that Mohammed Hegazy will know the love and peace of Christ.

Lawyer Says Mohammed Regularly Beaten – May 2015

Prison authorities regularly beat Mohammed Hegazy in an attempt to break his spirit. Hegazy’s attorney reports that he is beaten and dragged across the concrete floor several times per week. Hegazy’s head has also been shaved as a form of punishment usually reserved for the most violent offenders. His attorney believes that the beatings were ordered from outside as a tactic designed to force him to renounce his Christian faith. Although Hegazy’s one-year prison sentence should have been completed in December 2014, he is still being held in Tora Prison.

Officials Deny Lawyer Access – Jan. 2015

Officials stalled an appeal by Mohammed Hegazy by feeding his lawyer misinformation about his whereabouts for several weeks. A lower court overturned two of three misdemeanor charges against the Christian convert on Dec. 28 and sentenced him to a year in prison for filming Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations without permission. Although he was eligible for immediate release, Hegazy was instead taken to prison. For several weeks afterward, his attorney was denied access to him. His defense lawyer finally located him on Jan. 26 and with Hegazy’s signature, was able to file a final appeal.

Complaints of Abuse Before Ruling – Dec. 2014

Alleging torture in the Cairo prison where he is being held on misdemeanor charges, Mohammed Hegazy began a hunger strike the week of Dec. 8 to protest abuse by prison officials, persecution for his Christian faith, and his “illegal” five-year prison sentence. A court appeals judge is expected to issue a verdict on Dec. 28 that could overturn the charges. His lawyer told World Watch Monitor that he is “optimistic” because no evidence was produced to support the allegations.

Hegazy Faces 5-Year Sentence – Nov. 2014

Egyptian officials may not permit Mohammad Hegazy to attend his court appeal hearing on Nov. 16. According to his lawyer, if he is not permitted to travel from Cairo’s Tora Prison to the court hearing in Upper Egypt’s Minya governate, his conviction and five-year prison sentence on misdemeanor charges will be confirmed by default. Despite the Minya court’s order to release him on July 20, he was transferred to Cairo to face charges for leaving Islam. In their last meeting, Hegazy told his lawyer that he is still being tortured by prison officials and that they denied his requests for a Bible.

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CERN Death Ritual

Pastor Mike Online 8-23-16 – Images from the nighttime ritual captured on video in front of the idol of Shiva, the Destroyer, and biblical analysis reveal to us the nature and purpose of what officials at CERN are calling “a mock ritual.”

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The Body, the Tabernacle, and the Gospel

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“Those whom we serve on your behalf, who are persecuted for
professing and practising their faith in Jesus Christ, increasingly
remind us of the power of prayer, and their utter dependency
upon this vital means of accessing God’s limitless power.”
~ Doug J. McKenzie
VOMC’s Chief Executive Officer

YEMEN: Christian Witness in the Midst of Civil War

Sources: The Voice of the Martyrs USA, The New York Times

VOM helped provide aid to suffering
Christian families in Yemen.

The civil war in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis, leaving the Christian minority vulnerable to increased persecution by various militant groups. A mission is delivering food and water supplies to a small community of Christian families who have no source of income. Nearby Muslim families are witnessing the love and unity that’s taking place among these believers.

Since the war began in early 2015, tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured, and millions displaced from their homes. Compounding the severity of the situation, the coalition’s bombing campaign has been “among the deadliest and most indiscriminate in the region’s recent history,” according to a report by The New York Times.

Yet, in the midst of this war-ravaged country where hatred and strife are having such catastrophic consequences, these believers are demonstrating the love of Jesus — not only among those of their own community but also to their Muslim neighbours. Previous reports, as well as an informative three-minute video clip on Yemen, is available here.

Praise God for the way He is working through the witness of His people who are serving as powerful examples of His compassion and loving kindness. We join them in offering thanksgiving to our Lord for making this wonderful provision of food and other necessities available. Pray that this small community of believers will continue receiving the provision in abundance so they can generously reach out to others in need by sharing what they have. May the Lord pour out His Spirit upon this nation, bringing peace and comfort to Yemen’s many innocent citizens who are trying to survive in the midst of this unresolved political war.

IRAN: Christians Arrested at Engagement Event

Sources: Middle East Concern, Mohabat News

The families of three Azerbaijani Christian men, who have been detained for almost two months in Iran, recently appealed for help. Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov, and Bahram Nasibov were arrested on June 24th at an engagement party in Tehran. No charges have been filed against them, nor have they been allowed access to a lawyer.

About ten people were initially arrested but most were soon released. Along with the three mentioned men, a Christian convert from a Muslim background by the name of Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh has also been detained. According to one of our sources, Naser was “held separately from everyone else during the raid and there has been no word of his whereabouts since his arrest.”

The Azerbaijanis were invited to Tehran by friends. The concerned families don’t know why their loved ones were arrested nor do they know exactly where they are being held. Thankfully, since the arrests, the three men were allowed to call home. It was revealed during their telephone conversations that the imprisoned Christians have been kept in separate cells at a prison somewhere in the province of Tehran.

After receiving petitions from their families, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran requested permission to meet with the men, but this has not yet been granted. Information on how you can stand with these concerned families — by participating in a petition for their release — is available here.

Ask the Lord to make His reassuring presence tangibly known to these imprisoned men and their families as they wait upon Him for divine intervention, granting each of them the strength and encouragement required to be effective witnesses of the Gospel wherever they happen to be located. Also pray that the hearts of the governing officials involved in this case will be touched by the Holy Spirit’s promptings to “act justly and to love mercy” (Micah 6:8), so these followers of Christ can be set free and joyfully reunited with their families.


INDIA: Court Acknowledges Plight of Odisha Victims

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Release International

Obseswar Nayak stands on the remains of his property
for which he was initially offered token compensation.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

According to India’s Supreme Court, adequate compensation has not yet been paid to those who’ve suffered severe loss during the religiously-motivated tide of violence that took place against Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa).

On August 23rd, 2008, about 100 Christians were killed, 300 churches and 6,000 Christian homes damaged, and 56,000 people displaced by extremists who retaliated the killing of their Hindu leader, Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati. His death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history. The extremists targeted multitudes of innocent believers residing within this district, even though Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for Swami’s death.

After the violence, the local community has struggled to receive adequate compensation from the government. However, Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, believes that the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling is a positive one: “It is a step forward in justice for the victims of Kandhamal…. The justice procedure is slow and inadequate, but this is a sign of hope.”

Learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus for India’s Christians by reviewing our country report. Note that there is also a video clip (on the right) featuring a song of praise presented by the orphaned children of the Sideras Children’s Home.

After eight years of hardship — and for many persecuted victims, homelessness — it is encouraging to know that the Supreme Court of India has acknowledged the need to properly compensate those whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed during the violent outbreak. Pray that Odisha’s state government will be able to meet this tremendous need for compensation in a timely and efficient manner so displaced Christians can finally resettle in permanent housing and move on with their lives. May God’s blessings also be upon the many rescued children whose parents were killed during the massacre so they can continue to heal, grow and thrive in the safety and care of our VOMC-sponsored homes.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

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Huge Hack Exposes Soros’s War on Israel

A radical left-wing billionaire’s agenda for the Jewish State exposed.

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God Calls Us Out

Pastor Mike Online 8-16-16 Obama approving government funding of chimera (animal – human hybrid) research, believers being asked to leave or forced to leave a local church house because of the falling away. God is calling us out in these days.

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Jezebel’s False Witness by Mike Hoggard

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV

VIETNAM: Numerous Pastors Jailed and Threatened

Sources: International Christian Concern, Christian Today

More than 100 Vietnamese pastors of house churches have been imprisoned for refusing to join a central official church. The government-controlled “official church” wants to combine multiple house churches in order to control and diminish the influence of the thriving independent churches. A particular group of house churches representing a total membership of 3,000 was ordered to merge congregations and meet in a building that can hold only about 500 people.

One of the Vietnamese ministry leaders, Pastor Su, who himself served a prison term between 1975 and 1984, expressed great concern over the new ruling: “If the pastors refuse to sign a paper saying they would combine, and that their gatherings would not go over 500 people, they will be beaten or thrown into prison.”

The latest pastors to be imprisoned (more than 60 of them) joined another 42 church leaders who are still behind bars, even though the 15-year sentences they received in 2001 for practising their faith have been completed. Despite the risks, Pastor Su and his ministry team are continuing with their Christian mission among the villages of Vietnam.

In order for vitally needed ministry to endure, missionaries are trained secretly and Bible study groups move from village to village so they cannot be tracked down. Learn more about the challenges facing believers in Vietnam by reviewing our country report.

We can thank the Lord for the tremendous witnessing efforts and steadfast faith demonstrated by the persecuted Christians of Vietnam. May these church leaders and their congregation members not be intimidated by the governmental stipulations but rather encouraged to stand firm on the promises of God — relying on Him for the wisdom, diplomacy and favour required to deal appropriately with the authorities. Pray for radical changes to take place in the hearts of the Communist leaders, especially those who are responsible for implementing and administering Vietnam’s laws, so that the work of the Gospel will continue to thrive.

EGYPT: Legal Battle Ends with ‘Return to Islam’

Source: World Watch Monitor

Mohamed Hegazy with his lawyer.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Mohamed Hegazy battled with the Egyptian courts for nine years in order to be officially recognized as a Christian. His fight has just ended — with his apparent decision to return to Islam. Please pray for 34-year-old Mohamed who has endured relentless persecution since trying to change the religious status of his ID card to “Christian.” He announced his return to Islam in a video recently posted on YouTube.

Mohamed, who had been behind bars intermittently since December 2013, was charged with “protesting without permission” and “defamation of religion.” On June 29th, the court finally ordered his release on bail but it took an additional month before he was actually freed. During the ordeal, his lawyer, Karam Ghobrial, was deliberately ensnared in red tape, and Mohamed himself was transferred between several different police stations.

In his YouTube video, Mohamed utters the Shahada, the Islamic proclamation of allegiance, and then delivers an apparently well-rehearsed statement: “I say this out of my complete free will. I am not being held by any agency, nor am I under any pressure of any kind.”

Mohamed Hegazy changed his name to Bishoy Armia Boulous after he became a Christian at 16 years of age. He has been imprisoned twice, tortured and beaten repeatedly in jail; and his young family was forced to go into hiding. Previous reports on his situation, including a video clip, are available here.

Release International’s CEO, Paul Robinson, states: “We must pray for Mohamed Hegazy. We do not know what he has gone through recently, added to all that he has suffered since his conversion to Christianity. God knows his heart.”

Pray that Mohamed and his family will experience the God of all love and compassion, whose mercies are new every morning. May he receive inner peace and rest from the turmoil of his battered soul, as well as greatly needed healing and restoration – spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Also intercede for his lawyer, Karam, who has paid a high price for defending his client through the ordeal. Pray that God will strengthen and protect him too. Finally, please uphold others of our extended Christian family in Egypt who are suffering great duress, that they will not be worn down by harassment and persecution but rather further strengthened and encouraged to stand firm in their faith.


NIGERIA: Update on Persecuted Teen (Danjuma)

Source: VOM Canada Correspondent

Danjuma with his mother.

Some may remember a report that was published in the May 2016 issue of VOMC’s publication about a young teen named Danjuma. The 13-year-old has endured horrific physical assaults for his Christian faith, resulting in the loss of his eyesight (one of his eyes had also been gauged out by Boko Haram militants), in addition to other serious injuries.

We are pleased to inform you that Danjuma has received a prosthetic eye, and is doing well. Our ministry partners, who are in contact with the young teen and his mother, relay this good report to all who’ve been praying for him: “He is always so upbeat and positive. All the people, including the medical community treating him, say what an encouragement and blessing he is to be around.”

We encourage our readers to continue praying for Danjuma and his family as they make important decisions regarding his future and ongoing education. His situation represents hundreds of other children from Christian families who are suffering the aftermath of similar attacks. These children and their families are in need of our prayers and support.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC’s prayer wall.

The Persecution & Prayer Alert is a ministry of:
The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, P.O. Box 608, Streetsville, Ontario, L5M 2C1
Tel. 905-670-9721 Website:

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“The persecuted church, ultimately, is not a church of victims!
If faithful to Scripture, they go forth in the power of God, believing
that suffering is not the worst thing that can happen to them.”
~ Glenn Penner

NIGERIA: Pastor’s Life Spared During Attack

Source: Morning Star News

The Rev. Hamza Alkali at the Federal Medical Centre.
Photo: Morning Star News

After being seriously injured in a recent attack, Pastor Hamza Alkali required surgery to have the rest of his severed hand and wrist amputated. Even despite the loss of his hand, the 66-year-old pastor is very grateful. “If God was not with me, the Fulani (herds)man could have succeeded in taking my life,” Pastor Hamza testifies. “I told the Fulani man that God — who created me in His image — will not give him the power to kill me.”

The church leader explained that when he first saw the herdsman coming onto his farmland, he thought the man was just passing through. So he continued working. Without further warning or greeting, the Fulani herdsman approached the pastor, asking him to hand over his mobile phone. When Pastor Hamza refused, the man attacked him with a sword, severing his hand. A struggle ensued, and the pastor was eventually able to wrestle the sword away from the assailant before further harm could be done.

Pastor Hamza acknowledges that since Jesus Christ was persecuted, Christians must endure hardship and face any persecution head-on: “Every Christian that is passing through persecution should stand firm, as God will not abandon such a person. Our persecutors should know that one day they will stand before God to (give an) account for what they have done here on earth. So what they should do is come closer to God…repent and leave the evil ways they are following.”

We are grateful that God has given this pastor an opportunity to share the Gospel with the Fulani herdsman who instigated the attack. May the words of truth that were spoken to the perpetrator penetrate the hardness of the man’s heart, bringing needed conviction of sin which will hopefully lead to repentance and salvation. Pray also for this dear pastor as he now recovers from the ordeal and adapts to daily life without the use of his hand. May the Lord minister in special ways to this brave spiritual leader by enabling him to continue his greatly needed ministry work in Nigeria.

EGYPT: Muslim Neighbours Help Extinguish Church Fire

Sources: Barnabas Aid, Morning Star News

A fire-damaged Egyptian church, one of
many attacked by Muslim militants.
Photo: Barnabas Aid

In the early hours of July 16th, flames and smoke engulfed the only church building in the Egyptian village of Al-Madamoud, which is located east of Luxor. Before firefighters arrived, in a spirit of cooperation not typically witnessed in Egypt (where many churches have been destroyed by militants), Muslim and Christian villagers worked together to extinguish the blaze.

Despite their efforts, the whole interior of the building was destroyed. The next morning, Safwat Samaan, the director of the human rights group Nation Without Borders, was able to visit the scene. Members of the congregation crowded into the blackened shell of the building with great sadness over the devastation. “It broke my heart to see old men, eyes full of tears, and women wailing,” he reports.

Members of the congregation are now concerned that local authorities will claim the fire was merely accidental, which has been the case of so many other church building fires. This was the ruling involving a church within Luxor that caught fire on April 20th under mysterious circumstances.

Authorities claimed that the Luxor fire was the result of either unattended candles or a short in a wire — even though there was no evidence of candles, and a church attendant had turned off the main electrical line to the building. Similarities between the fires of the burned churches indicate the possibility that a serial arsonist may be targeting churches in the Luxor area.

As the congregants of these destroyed churches now deal with the devastating loss of their cherished places of worship, pray that God’s comfort, peace, strength and grace…will be tangibly experienced in their lives. May their heavy hearts be uplifted over the fact that they can worship Jesus anywhere, and not even the loss of their buildings can stop them. As the Lord directs them with the rebuilding of their churches, pray that He will also build up their faith — so that their mission in reaching others of the community will be strong and effective. This includes their ministry to the individual(s) who may be responsible for the fires.


MIDDLE EAST: Thousands of Children Tune to Christian TV

Source: Sat7

A United Kingdom-based charity, known as Sat7, which focusses on broadcasting the Gospel in Arabic to the Middle East and North Africa through an engaging television series, has reported that over nine million children are tuning to the SAT-7 KIDS programming. The television program is imparting truths, positive values and education to children in a fun and engaging way while making it possible for them to learn within the safety of their own home environment. It is invaluable to parents who are seeking a trustworthy source of Christ-centred entertainment and education within their homes.

The executive director of SAT-7 KIDS says of the report findings: “It is very encouraging, but it really is the hand of God. Our KIDS team is so terribly small and we are working with a very small budget.” Additionally, the channel’s programming manager adds: “They say that with a million people, you can change a country. With nine million, you can change a whole region.”

In spite of the challenges, SAT-7 KIDS is always seeking to take the programming one step further by improving its interaction with viewers. There are two live weekly programs that currently elicit a lot of direct responses from the audience because viewers can call in and talk to the hosts.

Last December, a fresh interactive website launched for SAT-7 KIDS. The channel’s presence on Facebook and YouTube also lets viewers comment on shows. Overall, the number of responses has quadrupled in the past three years.

One Iraqi girl states: “Please pray that I will keep Christ in my heart and never leave Him for any reason. This request is not only for me but it is also for you and for everyone on this earth….” The mother of another child in Iraq also appreciates the ministry: “My daughter is six years old. She is always watching these programs. Please send us more Bible stories.”

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