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IRAN: “I’m Going to Tell Everybody”
Dec 14 • 24 min
“Sister Nilufar” is ministering in Jesus’ name & sharing the gospel inside the Islamic Republic of Iran—a nation riven by protests and upheaval & a nation where Christians are persecuted by their government. You’ll be encouraged & amazed by stories of…
AFGHANISTAN: “We Preach The Gospel”
Dec 7 • 36 min
Javed and Lowen work with Operation Mobilization to reach people in Afghanistan with the gospel and disciple believers to follow Jesus in spite of persecution and violence. Listen to how God is working in spite of Taliban influence and Christian…
God’s Word in Every Hand
Nov 30 • 34 min
The Bible App was one of the very first apps available to install on an iPhone. Now the app has been installed on 400 million devices, giving people all over the world—including nations where Christians are persecuted—free access to God’s Word. But Brian…
When The Wall Fell
Nov 23 • 24 min
Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall came down. Within days, communism fell in Eastern Europe. Hear from two eyewitnesses how these events affected Christians behind the Iron Curtain, . Petr Jasek was the son of a pastor in Czechoslovakia, and saw fellow…
NORINE BRUNSON: In Christ I Say Yes
Nov 16 • 33 min
Norine Brunson was arrested with her husband, Pastor Andrew Brunson, in Turkey in 2016. She was released 12 days later; Andrew remained in prison two years. Norine shares how she helped Andrew battle for his faith & freedom, and the hardest moments as she…
JOHN CHAU: What Will It Take?
Nov 9 • 24 min
Dr. Mary Ho, executive leader of All Nations, continues to discuss the life and legacy of John Chau, killed one year ago this month attempting to take Jesus’ love to the people of North Sentinel Island. John’s sacrifice has drawn comparisons to martyrs…
JOHN CHAU: “God Had Called Him”
Nov 2 • 24 min
One year ago this month, John Chau gave his life for Jesus Christ and the gospel on North Sentinel Island, and island governed by India. Dr. Mary Ho is the executive leader of All Nations, the mission that sent John Chau & sends gospel workers all over…
NORTH KOREA: Pastor Han, Good Shepherd
Oct 26 • 24 min
The world knew Han Chung-Ryeol as a persecuted Christian pastor who served North Korean refugees in China. Dr. Eric Foley, leader of VOM-Korea, knew Han as coworker & friend. Hear personal stories of the courageous pastor murdered by North Korean agents…
ANDREW BRUNSON: “This is My Victory”
Oct 19 • 30 min
Pastor Andrew Brunson, author of a new book, God’s Hostage, was imprisoned in Turkey two years. Every day was a battle to overcome fear, grief & anxiety. In Part 2 of our interview, he says another persecuted Christian, Richard Wurmbrand, inspired Andrew…
ANDREW BRUNSON: God’s Hostage
Oct 12 • 30 min
Pastor Andrew Brunson spent 2 years in Turkish prisons, accused of plotting a coup against President Erdogan’s government. There were dark days. Andrew wondered why God seemed silent. He ultimately chose to lean into God—even if He seemed distant. Brunson…
Telling Persecuted Christians’ Stories
Oct 5 • 24 min
Gary Lane’s told stories of persecuted Christians for decades. For CBN News, he’s gone to meet them and been drawn not only to tell their stories, but actively serve and stand with believers enduring persecution. After 21 Christians were martyred by ISIS…
REACHING MUSLIMS: The Best Investment
Sep 28 • 34 min
Brother Rachid hosts an Arabic-language TV program, answering questions Muslims have about faith & about Jesus Christ. The first day his program was on air, Rachid hoped 10 or 20 Muslims might call in with questions. They got 800 calls in the first half…
CHINA: The Purpose of God
Sep 21 • 24 min
Our guest is the pastor of an unregistered church in China. Because of danger to him for sharing his story, you’ll only hear the voice of his translator. He’s been detained by police 20+ times. He says of course there is fear when police raid his church…
ETHIOPIA: Persecution Purifies
Sep 14 • 29 min
Brother Semeone is a church leader from Ethiopia—a country with a long Christian history where persecution comes from different directions, often starting with members of a new convert’s own family. Learn church history in Ethiopia—including how…
MALAYSIA: No Closure in Raymond Koh Case
Sep 7 • 28 min
In 2017, Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in Malaysia—the military-style operation took under 40 seconds. He hasn’t been heard from since. After our first VOM Radio conversation with Raymond’s wife, Susanna, Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission issued a…
CHINA: Don’t Go to Church, Or Else…
Aug 31 • 34 min
“Brother Enfu” pastors an unregistered (illegal) church in China. Every time his church meets, members know police could raid and close their meeting. Church members have been told to stop attending, or risk losing their jobs. How do Christians deal with…
MIDDLE EAST: From Pain, a Blessing
Aug 24 • 24 min
Pastor Pierre serves in Lebanon, including reaching refugees who fled violence & war in Syria to find a safer place to live & raise their families. Muslims have become more open to the gospel in the midst of suffering & Christians have sacrificially…
Honor and Shame in the Muslim World
Aug 17 • 38 min
Americans look at the world in terms of right vs. wrong. But in the Muslim world, people see the world in terms of honor or shame. Audrey Frank is the author of a new book, Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World, which explores…
NIGER: “Getting Ready to Go to Heaven”
Aug 10 • 24 min
“I really shouldn’t be alive,” says Brent Teague. In Niger, he was shot multiple times & left for dead by Al Qaeda operatives. But as he prepared to die, Brent sensed God saying his earthly ministry wasn’t over yet. God worked a miracle—before Brent was…
IRAN: I Don’t Regret Anything
Aug 3 • 25 min
Dr. Mike Ansari leads Heart4Iran, working to reach Muslims in Iran with the gospel and strengthen Iranian believers to withstand persecution and continue boldly serving Christ. Learn about an Iranian Christian in prison for distributing Bibles inside…
50 Years Serving: “It Belongs to God”
Jul 27 • 24 min
Merv Knight served persecuted Christians for more than 50 years, including co-founding The Voice of the Martyrs Australia and serving for decades on the board of directors for VOM-USA. He worked side-by-side with Pastor Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM’s…
MISSIONS: Right Now is Ministry
Jul 20 • 24 min
Ron Morse was a teen when his missionary family was told to leave Burma. But before they could get out of the country, the borders were closed—for six years! Listen as Ron describes living in the jungle, making everything the family needed and how God…
AFGHANISTAN: Muslim Nation, Christian Marriage
Jul 13 • 24 min
God called John Weaver to Afghanistan and he stayed in the country even after 9/11. John committed his singleness to God, making peace with the fact he might never get married. Weeks after that commitment John met Jeanne—an American woman born in Kabul…
IRAN: The Honor of Being Tortured
Jul 6 • 40 min
What questions would you expect from a Christian in prison for their faith? When Dr. Hormoz Shariat of Iran Alive received a call from an imprisoned church leader in Iran, he expected hard questions about suffering, persecution and why God allows it.…
AFGHANISTAN: “I’ll See Them Again Soon”
Jun 29 • 24 min
Hannelie Groenewald tells of the day her husband and two teenagers were killed by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hannelie recalls the Psalm she read over and over as she waited to hear whether her family members were alive or dead, and the amazement…
AFGHANISTAN: Have Faith and Not Fear
Jun 22 • 24 min
After 9/11, God called Werner & Hannelie Groenewald to share Jesus’ love in Afghanistan. Even some of their own family said, ‘NO! God would never call you to take your children to Afghanistan!’ Their work, and that they served in the name of Jesus, did…
IRAN: The Biggest Love
Jun 15 • 24 min
Ali, a follower of Christ in Iran, and his family have experienced God’s rescue numerous times. God rescued Ali’s father from alcoholism, then Ali from drug addiction. They began to follow the God Who rescued them. But following Jesus in Iran is costly:…
Storytelling Can’t Be Outlawed
Jun 8 • 24 min
God called Ruth to serve Him in missions in a nation in South Asia. She answered His call, but the government told her she had to leave—and never come back! Listen to how she responded to persecution, and how God worked to return her to Christian ministry…
NORTH KOREA: Only Christianity
Jun 1 • 24 min
“Only Christianity can cut the root of our communism.” —Kim Il Sung Why is Kim Jong Un threatened by the gospel of Jesus Christ? Why do Christians in North Korea face fierce persecution? Dr. Eric Foley, co-founder and leader of VOM-Korea, answers those…
WURMBRANDS: Love Your Enemies
May 25 • 24 min
John Grooters spent months immersed in the story of VOM founders, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand. They lived exemplary Christian lives, even witnessing to their torturers. Their example deeply challenged Grooters, director of Tortured For Christ–The Movie.…
LAOS: “I See That Fruit”
May 18 • 24 min
Would you give up your job to keep following Christ? Listen to the story of a teacher in Laos presented with that question, and the choice he made. Our guest, Brother Joshua, is part of Khmu Christian Connection, helping reach Khmu people in Laos,…
MISSIONS: Fear Is the Biggest Enemy
May 11 • 24 min
“Brother Jeff,” from YWAM Frontier Missions, has a reason so many Muslims around the world are coming to Christ: prayer. He says Christians have been more committed in recent years to praying for Muslims to meet Jesus, and God is answering those prayers.…
IRAN: Rescued by Jesus
May 4 • 24 min
Mariam was abused as a girl. As a teen, she took 12 pills a day for depression. She was an atheist, believing no god would allow such suffering. She hated men. Without hope, she tried suicide 5 times. But Jesus rescued Mariam! She experienced Christ’s…
Sri Lanka Bombing, Sudan Coup: How to Pray
Apr 26 • 24 min
In a special episode of VOM Radio we’ll update listeners on Christians in Sri Lanka and how they’re responding to Easter Sunday bombings that killed 250+ people and injured hundreds more. Hear specific prayer requests from Sri Lankan church leaders. Then…
Dick Brogden: Make Disciples
Apr 20 • 24 min
Dick Brogden says when Muslims leave Islam, three things often happen on their way to Christ: a love encounter, a truth encounter and a power encounter. Listen as Brogden—who’s ministered to Muslims 25+ years—tells about a power encounter that led a…
Live Dead: We Can’t Be Discouraged
Apr 13 • 24 min
Dick Brogden served the Arab World for 25 years, spreading gospel seeds & leading teams to plant churches. Teams prepare to face opposition & persecution, but also withstand spiritual attacks on marriages or other areas of life. Dick talks about God’s…
MALAYSIA: “God Was Preparing Him”
Apr 6 • 33 min
On 2/13/17 Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted off the street in Malaysia. Security cameras captured the entire crime. In 2+ years since, Koh hasn’t been heard from, his car never found. It wasn’t Raymond’s first taste of persecution; he’d been mailed a box…
Joel Rosenberg: “God is Opening Doors”
Mar 30 • 24 min
Joel C. Rosenberg is the best-selling author of 13 novels and 5 nonfiction books and an expert on Middle East affairs. How & why are Middle Eastern leaders reaching out to American Evangelicals? What opportunities has that opened for Biblical truth? What…
A Wind in the House of Islam
Mar 23 • 24 min
Dr. David Garrison is a missionary and student of God’s work among Muslims in multiple countries. He is the author of a book about movements of Muslims coming to Christ, “A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith…
“Fear is Part of this Ministry”
Mar 16 • 24 min
Brother Hannu leads the VOM-affiliated mission in Finland, inviting Finnish Christians into fellowship with persecuted brothers & sisters. As a young Christian he was involved in smuggling Bibles to the Soviet Union. Later he took Bibles and Christian…
Filming Tortured For Christ (DVD Now Available)
Mar 9 • 25 min
John Grooters directed Tortured For Christ – The Movie, a feature-film telling the amazing story of VOM’s founders, Richard & Sabina Wurmbrand. The story has inspired millions of Christians over the past 50 years through the best-selling book, “Tortured…
Putting Jesus on Film
Mar 2 • 24 min
Tessie DeVore leads The Lumo Project, “The Gospels for a Visual Age.” Listen to hear the story of bringing Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—word-for-word, right from the text—to film in a way that brings the stories to life in a new way. She’ll also share how…
ERITREA: “I See God’s Grace Upon Me”
Feb 23 • 24 min
Are there blessings to be found imprisoned for Christ? Yonas Haile was a Christian worship leader & filmmaker in Eritrea. From the day his gospel film was released, Yonas was targeted by Eritrea’s government. He says Eritrean Christians are “ready always”…
No Place Too Difficult
Feb 16 • 24 min
Is anyone outside the reach of God’s grace? Radical militants in Nigeria are meeting Jesus and committing their lives to His service—even at great cost. Paul Childers leads The University of the Nations for Youth With a Mission (YWAM). He’s trained…
NIK & RUTH RIPKEN: Serving God’s Servants
Feb 9 • 34 min
As missionaries of 35+ years, Nik & Ruth Ripken advise American Christians how to minister to missionaries home from the field. How should young people feeling a call to missions respond, prepare & pray? How have the Ripkens kept their marriage strong…
Sheep Among Wolves
Feb 2 • 24 min
Nik & Ruth Ripken served 35+ years as missionaries & conducted interviews with hundreds of persecuted Christians all over the world. They went not as teachers but students, to sit at the feet of persecuted believers & learn. The bold believers shared…
Muslims Hungry to Know Christ
Jan 26 • 24 min
Fouad Masri launched Crescent Project to train American Christians to share the gospel with Muslims. In 25 years, CP has trained 21,000+ to reach out with love to those deceived by Islam. Fouad will help ignite your passion to reach out & equip you to do…
IRAN: “They Couldn’t Stop My Father”
Jan 19 • 24 min
Rashin Soodmand was 13 when her father, Pastor Hossein Soodmand, was executed in Iran. His body was buried in an unmarked grave in a part of the cemetery reserved for “the cursed.” Three days later, Rashin wrote a letter promising to follow Christ as her…
IRAN: The Martyr’s Daughter
Jan 12 • 24 min
Rashin Soodmand was 13 when her father, Pastor Hossein Soodmand, was executed by Iran’s government for apostasy—leaving Islam to follow another faith. Her family’s life dramatically changed, yet she is proud her dad chose to lay down his life rather than…
Great Commission Work
Jan 5 • 24 min
Would you like to join VOM’s staff, delivering aid & encouragement to persecuted Christians in 70+ nations? Jonathan Eckman leads 65 missions professionals living in 24 nations who conduct VOM’s international ministry, VOM’s hands and feet on the ground…
Moving Moments of 2018 – Part 2
Dec 29, 2018 • 24 min
This week we continue looking back on the amazing testimonies God allowed VOM Radio to share in 2018. Brother Blake and Brother Joel told us about the state of the church in China. Manfred Mueller challenged us to see refugees as a gospel opportunity, and…
Moving Moments of 2018 – Part 1
Dec 22, 2018 • 24 min
Join us to look back on some of the amazing testimonies shared in 2018 on VOM Radio. Helen Berhane explained the power of worshipping the Lord while locked in a shipping container in Eritrea. Gary Witherall talked about God’s help to choose forgiveness &…
SUDAN: “What Worse Could Happen To Us?”
Dec 15, 2018 • 26 min
If you’re already in prison, facing a death sentence, Petr Jasek says you can be even more bold about sharing Jesus. After all…how much worse could it get? Jasek and Pastor Hassan Abduraheem Taour were cell mates in a Sudanese prison, on trial for alleged…
CHINA WEEK: Day 5
Dec 14, 2018 • 53 min
Today concludes China Week. All week we’ve looked at increasing persecution of Christians in China in conjunction with a new VOM Special Report on China. Sister Amber spent more than 10 years in Tibet, providing vocational training & sharing the gospel…
CHINA WEEK: Day 4
Dec 13, 2018 • 25 min
It’s Day 4 of China Week on VOM Radio as we look at increasing persecution of Christians in China in conjunction with a new VOM Special Report on China. Today: Brother Joel is back to talk about the state of Bible distribution in China. Why do Chinese…
CHINA WEEK: Day 3
Dec 12, 2018 • 31 min
It’s Day 3 of China Week here on VOM Radio as we look at increasing persecution of Christians in China in conjunction with a new VOM Special Report on China. Today: an interview recorded inside China with one of VOM’s Bible distribution partners, a man…
CHINA WEEK: Day 2
Dec 11, 2018 • 30 min
It’s Day 2 of our special China Week here on VOM Radio as we look at increasing persecution of Christian brothers & sisters in China. New laws in February greatly affect Christians in China and how they live out their faith. Then, in March, term limits…
CHINA Special Report: “They Serve Christ”
Dec 10, 2018 • 22 min
In this special episode (#1 of 5 this week), Cole Richards, VOM CEO, shares a new special report by The Voice of the Martyrs about increasing persecution of Christians in China. Cole will talk about what’s changed in recent months in China, & how…
MIDDLE EAST: “It’s Always Depending on Love”
Dec 8, 2018 • 24 min
“Brother Fahdi” spent many years in gospel work all over the Middle East & North Africa, equipping church planters and leaders, helping to reach Muslims with the gospel message of Christ’s love. He will discuss the situation for Christians in Yemen,…
HORN OF AFRICA: Even If I Die…
Dec 1, 2018 • 24 min
The gospel worker in Somalia knows he’s in danger. He’s seen ministry coworkers gunned down by radical Muslims. But he doesn’t fear death, seeing as the Apostle Paul did that “to die is gain.” This week we’ll hear from “Brother Michael,” who serves…
IRAN: God Himself Causing Revival
Nov 24, 2018 • 24 min
Operation World says the fastest growing church in the world is in the Islamic Republic of Iran. What is driving this revival among Iranian people? Rev. Dr. Mehrdad Fatehi leads PARS Theological Center, training leaders for the Iranian church. We’ll look…
NORTH KOREA: What’s Changed?
Nov 17, 2018 • 24 min
When 2018 began, there was talk of war between North Korea and the United States. By June, we watched video of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiling and shaking hands. Big changes! What does it mean? How are those changes…
GEORGE VERWER: “We Have to Count the Cost”
Nov 10, 2018 • 24 min
George Verwer is the founder of Operation Mobilization; OM has mobilized more than 200,000 people for missions to spread the gospel to the furthest parts of the world. Listen as George shares how he thinks about risk, and his challenge to Christian…
CENTRAL ASIA: The Kingdom Advancing
Nov 3, 2018 • 31 min
What do brothers and sisters in Central Asia face in walking out their faith in Christ? A hard path filled with loss and persecution—but also a path filled with joy! Aaron Miller is just back from meeting with and hearing the testimonies of our persecuted…
SUDAN: We Have This Opportunity
Oct 27, 2018 • 24 min
Brad Phillips shares the current situation for Christians in Sudan, including persecution of Nuba Christians along the border with South Sudan. You’ll be inspired by the story of Morris; he paid the fine demanded from the Muslim who attacked his daughter,…
Former Prisoner: “I’m Not Forgotten”
Oct 20, 2018 • 24 min
In the midst of persecution, Dmitry “David” Shestakov remembered Christ on the cross. He determined that if Christ suffered willingly, David also would persevere in his time of suffering. Learn how God used letters written by VOM readers on…
Leaders Prepared for Persecution
Oct 13, 2018 • 24 min
Joe Handley leads Asian Access, a ministry to train and equip church leaders—including many in countries where Christians face persecution for their faith. Listen as Joe shares the process to train leaders, and the special challenges of preparing leaders…
IRAN: A Perfect Storm for the Gospel
Oct 6, 2018 • 24 min
Brother “Ali” says that the current situation in Iran is “chaos,” but God is using that chaos as “a perfect storm” to bring Iranians to faith in Christ. God is reaching Iranian people with His love—a love that can replace chaos with the peace of God. Ali…
CHINA: Will I Pick Up My Cross?
Sep 29, 2018 • 24 min
“Brother Joel” is back to discuss persecution in China and how the church is responding. Joel speaks especially to the current status of Bible distribution, and why Chinese Christians need a new Bible every 3-5 years. Joel will also tell how he & his wife…
SUDAN: “On Assignment” in Prison
Sep 22, 2018 • 24 min
In Part 2 of our interview with Pastor Hassan Abduraheem Taour he shares how his heart remained upbeat, even as the judge pronounced him guilty and sentenced him to 12 years in prison. He’ll talk about how reading the Bible is different inside prison than…
SUDAN: One of the Best Times
Sep 15, 2018 • 24 min
Pastor Hassan Abduraheem Taour trained Sudanese pastors to be ready for persecution. He didn’t know he was also preparing himself for the day he’d be arrested in Sudan, charged alongside VOM’s Africa director, Petr Jasek, and sentenced to 12 years in…
INDIA: God At Work in Our Nation
Sep 8, 2018 • 24 min
Pastor Kumar is a part of the All India Christian Council, helping Christians all over India who face persecution and pressure for living out their faith in Christ. Listen as Kumar talks about how persecution in India is increasing, to the point that…
CHINA: Pastor Faces 7 Years in Prison
Aug 29, 2018 • 27 min
Pastor John Cao has trained thousands of Chinese church leaders, including many who have taken the gospel across the border into other nations. But his bold ministry has not gone unnoticed by Chinese authorities. Today he sits in a Chinese prison,…
WURMBRAND: Lessons of Exemplary Faith
Aug 25, 2018 • 24 min
This weekend marks the launch of a new video-based curriculum to allow your family, Bible study group or Sunday School class to take an up-close look at the lives and the faith of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand. Cole Richards, VOM’s president, and John…
NIGERIA: Responding to Fulani Attacks
Aug 18, 2018 • 24 min
Over the weekend of June 23-24, hundreds of Christians were killed and thousands displaced in attacks by jihadis from the Fulani people in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. Listen as Brother Sean, VOM’s Africa regional director, shares an update and reports how…
NORTH KOREA: Heartbreak and Hope
Aug 11, 2018 • 24 min
The first time “Kyung-ja” heard about God, it wasn’t from a missionary or on a gospel radio broadcast. She first heard about God from a female North Korean guard who was beating her! Listen this week as our sister from North Korea shares about…
“In the Nightmare, God is Faithful”
Aug 4, 2018 • 24 min
Last week we heard Gary Witherall talk about how God called him and his wife, Bonnie, to serve evangelizing Muslims in the Middle East. In this second part of our conversation, Gary describes the day his wife, Bonnie, was martyred in the clinic where…
“We Were Martyred On That Day”
Jul 28, 2018 • 24 min
Gary Witherall and his wife, Bonnie, heard God’s call to tell people in the Middle East about Jesus. They answered that call by moving to Lebanon, where they served with Operation Mobilization, building relationships with Lebanese people and…
CHINA: Increased Persecution
Jul 21, 2018 • 24 min
There have been significant changes in China this year, changes that greatly affect our Christian brothers and sisters and how they live out their faith. First, new “regulations on religion” took effect, attempting to give China’s communist…
Tell Jesus Stories
Jul 14, 2018 • 24 min
Bryson Vogeltanz works with Passion Ministries to call 18-25 year olds to a deeper walk with Christ, and to be involved with the work of God around the world. Listen as he shares how young people at a Passion Conference were challenged to help VOM…
Knowing That People Were Praying
Jul 7, 2018 • 24 min
Ben Foley is the president of Serve Now, a ministry empowering churches and Christian leaders in many different countries to serve the Lord and to reach out with the Bible in one hand and a cup of cold water in the other. Listen in as Ben shares about…
SAUDI ARABIA: “That’s Impossible!”
Jun 30, 2018 • 24 min
Al Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He says when he tells Saudi friends that he’s now a Christian, they say, “That’s impossible!” They don’t believe a Saudi Muslim would ever leave their religion to follow another faith….
In the Deepest Wells
Jun 22, 2018 • 32 min
Rebecca George is the principal writer for VOM’s new book: WURMBRAND: Tortured For Christ the Complete Story. Listen this week as she shares how she went about researching the lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, the founders of The Voice of…
It’s WONDERFUL to Serve the Lord!
Jun 15, 2018 • 24 min
This weekend marks Father’s Day, and our guest is Phil Nettleton, long-time missionary and father of VOM Radio host, Todd Nettleton. Listen as Phil shares about how God called him into missionary service, about the challenges missionaries face on…
Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves
Jun 8, 2018 • 24 min
Scott Brawner leads Concilium, an organization wh…
Ambassador Sam Brownback: “Don’t Give Up”
Jun 1, 2018 • 24 min
Sam Brownback serves as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, leading State Department efforts to promote religious freedom and the protection of religious minorities around the world. Listen how religious freedom…
Willing to Stand Up
May 25, 2018 • 24 min
Manfred Mueller leads Hilfsaktion Martyrerkirche (HMK), The Voice of the Martyrs’ sister mission in Germany. Listen as he shares about the early days of HMK’s work in Germany, including the rejection of the message of Richard Wurmbrand when he first came…
TIBET “The Lord Just Held My Heart”
May 18, 2018 • 48 min
Sister Amber spent more than a decade in Tibet, p…
UGANDA: Challenges for the Church
May 11, 2018 • 24 min
“Brother Steven” is a church leader from the nati…
MISSIONS: To Give Everything
May 4, 2018 • 24 min
Brother Harold has lived and ministered in Centra…
SAUDI ARABIA: They See The Difference
Apr 27, 2018 • 24 min
Sister Sahar was born into a Muslim family in Sau…
IRAN: Even if They Torture Us
Apr 20, 2018 • 24 min
Brother Hamid from Iran is back on VOM Radio to f…
TURKEY: Pray as Brunson Trial Begins
Apr 13, 2018 • 24 min
On Monday, April 16, American pastor Andrew Bruns…
IRAN: “Just Give Me a Sign”
Apr 6, 2018 • 25 min
Hamid was born into a Muslim family in Iran. As a…
North Korea: Remembering Christ
Mar 29, 2018 • 24 min
One of the countries that most dominates our U.S.…
IRAN: Better Than I Thought
Mar 23, 2018 • 24 min
Listen this week to the second half of our conver…
IRAN: When God Changes the Subject
Mar 16, 2018 • 24 min
Dan Baumann was living in Central Asia when he an…
SUDAN: “I Was Willing to Die”
Mar 9, 2018 • 24 min
“I was willing to die [for Christ]. But the only …
PETR JASEK: One Year Free
Mar 2, 2018 • 24 min
One year ago Petr Jasek walked out of a Sudanese …
MISSIONS Reaching the Unreached
Feb 23, 2018 • 24 min
Dan Brokke is the president of Bethany Internatio…
IRAN An Army of Hope
Feb 16, 2018 • 24 min
Dr. Hormoz Shariat, the president and founder of …
Marriage as Ministry
Feb 9, 2018 • 24 min
Tom and JoAnn Doyle have been married almost 38 y…
Tortured For Christ – The Movie
Feb 2, 2018 • 25 min
John Grooters is the director of a movie portraying the story of VOM’s founders, Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, the story told by Richard in his best-selling book, Tortured For Christ. Listen as John talks about the challenge of portraying Richard’s…
Cole Richards: Inspired by Joy
Jan 26, 2018 • 24 min
Episode Summary: Join us this week as we get to k…
ERITREA: “I’m Amazed I’m Alive”
Jan 19, 2018 • 24 min
ERITREA: “I’m Amazed I’m Alive” by The Voice of t…
ERITREA: To Know Him More
Jan 12, 2018 • 24 min
Helen Berhane was a well-known worship leader and gospel singer in the churches of Eritrea when the government outlawed evangelical churches. In one week these churches went from meeting openly in large public services to being underground, meeting in…
Prayer and Forgiveness
Jan 5, 2018 • 24 min
Jim Dau served at VOM for 18 years, including in …
MovingMomentsof2017Part2
Dec 29, 2017 • 24 min
MovingMomentsof2017Part2 by The Voice of the Mart…
Moving Moments of 2017 – Part 1
Dec 21, 2017 • 24 min
This week we begin a look back at some of the mos…
MISSIONS: “The Bigger Picture”
Dec 13, 2017 • 24 min
Loren Cunningham, the founder of Youth With a Mis…
BANGLADESH: “The Direct Approach”
Dec 8, 2017 • 24 min
Edward Ayub is back to continue our conversation …
BANGLADESH: “One of the Best Muslims”
Dec 1, 2017 • 24 min
Edward Ayub grew up in a Muslim family, and aspir…
CUBA: “We All Pay A Price”
Nov 22, 2017 • 24 min
Cuban pastors go to church each week knowing that…
Myanmar: Whatever the Cost
Nov 17, 2017 • 32 min
The family in Myanmar had recently come to Christ…
North Korea: When You Feel Fear
Nov 10, 2017 • 34 min
North Korea is heavily featured in current news, …
IRAN: A Disciple Will Die for Jesus
Nov 3, 2017 • 42 min
Our guest this week says there is a special spiri…
Impossible Not to Be Changed
Oct 27, 2017 • 25 min
Isaac Six has worked on the issue of religious fr…
MISSIONS: This Is Why I’m Here
Oct 20, 2017 • 57 min
YWAM Frontier Missions (www.YWAMFM.com) is sendin…
To Own a Bible
Oct 13, 2017 • 24 min
Dr. Carl Moeller is the CEO of Biblica: The Inter…
ERITREA: “This Inner Peace”
Oct 6, 2017 • 24 min
“Whenever I read the Scripture, it’s full of pers…
PETR JASEK: Imprisoned In Sudan
Sep 29, 2017 • 24 min
Petr Jasek, VOM’s Africa Regional Director, was v…
Adopting a Whole Country
Sep 22, 2017 • 24 min
What might God do if you made the commitment to p…
UGANDA: We Stand With the Church
Sep 15, 2017 • 24 min
UGANDA: We Stand With the Church by The Voice of …
NIGERIA They Know Who You Are
Sep 8, 2017 • 24 min
Brother Jack and Brother Sean just returned from …
INDIA The Lord Has Given Favor
Sep 1, 2017 • 24 min
The first time “Brother Dan” travelled to India w…
TIBET: “That Gives Me Peace”
Aug 25, 2017 • 24 min
When “Brother David” told his Tibetan Buddhist family that he had left Buddhism and was following Jesus Christ, they kicked him out of the family. They wouldn’t even let him take his suitcase with him! But God provided for David, not only to survive but…
TIBET: “At Any Cost”
Aug 18, 2017 • 24 min
“Brother David” was born to a Tibetan Buddhist family. He was even chosen for special training by the Dalai Lama. Yet as he learned more about Buddhism, he was filled with darkness. He says he “never had peace.” But he saw something different—light—in his…
LEBANON: Love Expels Fear
Aug 11, 2017 • 24 min
Just weeks after coming to faith in Christ, Pastor Pierre read Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Tortured for Christ. The book helped him understand, even as a young Christian, that following Christ “is not a cheap path.” Today, Pierre is a pastor and church…
NORTH AFRICA: More Than Rules
Aug 4, 2017 • 24 min
“Aaron” is living & ministering among Muslims in North Africa. As he has lived and worked among his Muslim friends, many of whom are very religious, God has challenged Aaron to be sure what he is pointing these Muslims toward is Jesus Christ, and not just…
PAKISTAN: The Perfect Place
Jul 28, 2017 • 24 min
The Bible distribution team in Pakistan was robbed at gunpoint. A team member was hit with a rifle butt. Their money was stolen, along with their phones and everything else of value. But later, the bandits were arrested and taken to court, facing years in…
Missionary Pilot: A Reason to Live
Jul 21, 2017 • 24 min
Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecua…
BIBLE SMUGGLING: What Greater Gift
Jul 14, 2017 • 24 min
Patrick Klein has carried Bibles into hostile and restricted nations all over the world. He’s been warned many times to STOP. But he continues, answering the call of God and leading teams taking the Word of God into some of the world’s hardest-to-reach…
Kidnapped in the Philippines
Jul 7, 2017 • 31 min
Martin and Gracia Burnham were serving as mission…
Reaching Muslims: “As Christ Sees Them”
Jun 30, 2017 • 24 min
“Dr. Andrew” returns this week to share more about what God is doing in the Middle East, including the openness of Muslims to talk about faith and hear the gospel. He’ll also share the consequences that come to those who leave Islam and follow…
MIDDLE EAST: “I Was Terrified”
Jun 23, 2017 • 24 min
“Dr. Andrew” is working to share the gospel in th…
AFGHANISTAN: God’s Already At Work
Jun 15, 2017 • 24 min
After living and working in Afghanistan for more …
AFGHANISTAN: A Flame on the Front Line
Jun 9, 2017 • 24 min
After 9-11, the few Americans living in Afghanist…
SOUTH ASIA: A True Vessel
Jun 2, 2017 • 24 min
“Brother Matthew” is a pastor and church planter …
Uzbekistan: Like Scripture Came To Life
May 26, 2017 • 24 min
As a young man, Dmitry “David” Shestakov was a cr…
TURKEY: Opportunities in Difficulty
May 19, 2017 • 24 min
David is a gospel worker in Turkey facing deporta…
TURKEY: “A Habit of Miracles”
May 11, 2017 • 24 min
David is a bold gospel worker in Turkey, even sha…
CENTRAL ASIA: He Has A Plan
May 4, 2017 • 28 min
“Tanya” is a Christian worker in Central Asia, li…
INDIA: More Persecution, More Growth
Apr 27, 2017 • 28 min
Aaron Miller oversees VOM’s work in South Asia, a…
NEPAL: This is Who God Is
Apr 20, 2017 • 28 min
Listen this week for an update on the church in N…
“When We Say Yes to God”
Apr 14, 2017 • 28 min
When God called Leanna to missions she was a youn…
“Standing in the Fire”
Apr 7, 2017 • 28 min
For Christians in Syria and other Middle East nat…
PETR JASEK: God Opened the Door
Mar 31, 2017 • 28 min
From the first days after his arrest in Sudan, Pe…
PETR JASEK: “The Greatest Peace”
Mar 24, 2017 • 28 min
What verse of Scripture would you grab onto if yo…
PETR JASEK: Prisoner Set Free
Mar 17, 2017 • 28 min
Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s Africa reg…
INDIA: “By God’s Design”
Mar 9, 2017 • 28 min
What would you do if a group of angry young men c…
Reaching Refugees for Jesus
Mar 3, 2017 • 28 min
Selena grew up in the home of a pastor in the Mid…
“Safety Is Not Our Primary Goal”
Feb 24, 2017 • 28 min
There are 2.8 billion unreached people on earth; …
CHINA: “Preach the Pure Truth”
Feb 17, 2017 • 28 min
“Enfu” is the Chinese word for “blessing.” When w…
CHINA: “We All Know”
Feb 10, 2017 • 28 min
Come with us on a visit to China and join in a co…
YWAM Legacy: Iraq Update
Feb 3, 2017 • 28 min
Listen in this week as we converse with two minis…
Loren Cunningham: YWAM Founder
Jan 27, 2017 • 28 min
Loren Cunningham is the founder of Youth With a M…
PAKISTAN: “Worth the Risk”
Jan 20, 2017 • 28 min
It’s easy to think of Pakistan—a nation where 96.…
I Stand Amazed Every Day
Jan 13, 2017 • 28 min
As he leads VOM’s international work, Brother Jon…
CHINA: Prisoner’s Wife Speaks
Jan 6, 2017 • 28 min
Her husband is currently in prison in China. His …
Moving Moments of 2016: part 2
Dec 29, 2016 • 28 min
This week we continue looking back on some of the…
Moving Moments of 2016: Part 1
Dec 22, 2016 • 28 min
This week we look back on some of the most impact…
Tibet: “I’m with You Always”
Dec 16, 2016 • 28 min
In one of the most-listened-to episodes of VOM Ra…
North Korea: “No Room for Fear”
Dec 9, 2016 • 28 min
In one of the most-listened-to episodes of VOM Ra…
Turkey: Getting Past the Fear
Dec 2, 2016 • 28 min
“Pastor Tim” leads a church in Malatya, Turkey—a …
Persecution: “Christ Meets Them There”
Nov 23, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Sasan and Dr. Mehrdad are providing theologic…
Missions: “You Can Do This!”
Nov 18, 2016 • 28 min
“Steve” and “Mai” left behind the American Dream …
“All Over the Muslim World”
Nov 11, 2016 • 28 min
Ali Sassi is a Tunisian man who always accepts a …
Hannelie: “Peace Came Over Me”
Nov 4, 2016 • 28 min
In the second half of our conversation, Hannelie …
Hannelie: “God Prepared Me”
Oct 28, 2016 • 28 min
When Hannelie Groenewald and her family left thei…
Missions: “Are You Willing to Be Willing?”
Oct 21, 2016 • 28 min
“Bob” and “Kasey” were living the “American Dream…
Iran: “It’s Love that Preaches”
Oct 14, 2016 • 28 min
God is at work in Iran! Nazanin works in a call c…
Southeast Asia: Jesus Was with Me
Oct 7, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Sid Webb and Dr. Jason Peters just returned f…
Muslim Ministry: “When We Pray”
Sep 30, 2016 • 28 min
“There is something astounding happening right no…
“Love Opens Every Door”
Sep 23, 2016 • 29 min
Jami Staples works with Crescent Project (http://…
Middle East: “We Have to Apply What Jesus Said”
Sep 16, 2016 • 28 min
“Brother Sam” is a gospel worker in the Middle Ea…
Middle East: “God Is Shaking Things Up”
Sep 9, 2016 • 28 min
“Brother James” works to reach Muslims and train …
China: We Are Light and Salt
Sep 2, 2016 • 28 min
Bob Fu is a former prisoner for Christ in China. …
Reaching Muslims: “Love Always takes the Initiative”
Aug 26, 2016 • 30 min
“Brother Mark” works among Christians in the Midd…
Laos: “I’m Willing to Die”
Aug 19, 2016 • 28 min
Her husband was the village police chief, the man…
Turkey: “This Is Our Reality”
Aug 12, 2016 • 30 min
Imagine seeing three of your best friends murdere…
VOM Interns: “A Daily Choice”
Aug 5, 2016 • 28 min
Julia and Sam are two of the college students who…
Eritrea: How Do We Understand the Cross?
Jul 29, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Berhane spent 11 months in prison for his Chr…
Iran: “We Have a Big Family”
Jul 15, 2016 • 28 min
What does it mean for Christians in prison to get…
Iran: “In Love with Jesus”
Jul 8, 2016 • 28 min
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh were bo…
Richard Wurmbrand: Prison Preaching
Jul 1, 2016 • 28 min
Merv Knight is one of the longest-serving members…
Middle East: Gospel Hunger
Jun 24, 2016 • 28 min
VOM Radio host Todd Nettleton recently travelled …
Cuba: Help Us Remain Faithful
Jun 17, 2016 • 28 min
The United States and Cuba have diplomatic relati…
Muslim Refugees: Gospel Opportunity
Jun 10, 2016 • 28 min
“John” and “Mary” are working among Muslim immigr…
Missions: His Love Compels Us
May 27, 2016 • 28 min
“Brother John” helps lead the International Missi…
More Ways to Tell the Stories
May 20, 2016 • 28 min
Telling inspiring stories of our persecuted famil…
Bangladesh: A Living Testimony
May 13, 2016 • 28 min
Brother Sean oversees VOM’s work in South Asia. A…
Pakistan: When You Carry a Cross
May 6, 2016 • 28 min
Brother “Samuel” leads a media ministry in Pakist…
Martyr’s Widow: Grace to Forgive
Apr 29, 2016 • 28 min
Semse Aydin’s husband, Necati, was one of three C…
Iran: “Let the World Know”
Apr 22, 2016 • 28 min
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the home of the f…
Tibet: “I Never Felt Jesus So Close”
Apr 15, 2016 • 30 min
This week Sister “Amber” shares the rest of the s…
Tibet: “I Could Only Rely on Jesus”
Apr 7, 2016 • 28 min
Sister Amber spent more than a decade in Tibet, p…
“The Insanity of God”
Apr 1, 2016 • 28 min
Nik and Ruth Ripken went to Africa as missionarie…
North Korea: “I Simply Trusted the Lord”
Mar 24, 2016 • 28 min
The last two weeks on VOM Radio we’ve heard from …
North Korea: Faith or Fear?
Mar 18, 2016 • 28 min
Australian John Short was detained inside North K…
Arrested in North Korea
Mar 11, 2016 • 28 min
Australian John Short was taken prisoner in North…
I Am N
Mar 4, 2016 • 28 min
Cole Richards and Jason Peters served as executiv…
Turkey: “Prepare Our Hearts”
Feb 26, 2016 • 28 min
“Lance” is a gospel worker in the nation of Turke…
China: Persecution “Part of the Package”
Feb 19, 2016 • 28 min
For Christians in China, persecution is just “par…
Dale Rhoton: “God Is Able to Triumph”
Feb 12, 2016 • 28 min
How would you respond to the person who betrayed …
Dale Rhoton: “Total Commitment to Jesus”
Feb 5, 2016 • 28 min
As a young man, Dale Rhoton was invited to join a…
Iraq: Strongholds Being Shaken
Jan 29, 2016 • 28 min
Dr. Jason Peters and VOM Radio host Todd Nettleto…
China: Prison Prayers
Jan 22, 2016 • 28 min
For the first few days after Bob Fu was arrested …
Earthly Suffering, Eternal Fruit
Jan 15, 2016 • 28 min
Turn on the news and you’ll see upheaval in every…
North Korea: “Different Challenges”
Jan 8, 2016 • 28 min
Balloon launches are one of the key ways that VOM…
North Korea: Pillars of the Church
Dec 31, 2015 • 28 min
The North Korean government has built a counterfe…
Best Moments of 2015: Part 2
Dec 23, 2015 • 28 min
Last week we looked back on some of the best mome…
Best Moments of 2015: Part 1
Dec 18, 2015 • 28 min
VOM Radio has had the opportunity to share some a…
Mexico: A Price Had to Be Paid
Dec 11, 2015 • 28 min
“Mike” and “Rose” serve the Lord in Mexico, where…
Ethiopia: Bringing in a Harvest
Nov 30, 2015 • 28 min
In the past 30 years, evangelical Christians in E…
“You Will Be My Witnesses”
Nov 19, 2015 • 28 min
In a message recorded at a recent VOM conference …
Bible Smuggling: “God Has a Strategy”
Nov 16, 2015 • 28 min
Before Patrick Klein leaves on a trip to deliver …
Confessions of a Bible Smuggler
Nov 6, 2015 • 28 min
Imagine hefting a suitcase with 80 Bibles inside …
Iran: The Honor of Being Tortured
Oct 30, 2015 • 28 min
The house church pastor had been arrested and tor…
Iran: Ready for Some Good News
Oct 23, 2015 • 28 min
The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 promised g…
Sri Lanka: Part of God’s Plan
Oct 16, 2015 • 28 min
Those who come to Christ in Sri Lanka—especially …
Central Asia: Zero Percent Chance
Oct 9, 2015 • 28 min
The people of Central Asia are caught between the…
JoAnn Doyle: Reaching Muslim Women
Oct 2, 2015 • 28 min
Muslim women face oppression in society and even …
Richard Wurmbrand: In Love with God
Sep 25, 2015 • 28 min
Merv Knight read Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Tortur…
IDOP: People Want Their Story Told
Sep 18, 2015 • 28 min
Meeting with persecuted Christians and telling th…
Missions: “God Had Their Back”
Sep 4, 2015 • 28 min
Jesus told his disciples to “Go into all the worl…
Iraq: “Heaven Is Rejoicing”
Aug 28, 2015 • 28 min
When a fully veiled woman came to his church and …
Bold Witnesses in China
Aug 21, 2015 • 28 min
Jonathan and Nick, two of VOM’s international wor…
North Africa: Preparing for Persecution
Aug 14, 2015 • 28 min
“Brother Jay” continues the conversation about wo…
North Africa: Tearing Down Walls
Aug 7, 2015 • 28 min
“Brother Jay” served more than a decade among Mus…
Colombia: “We All Know the Risk”
Jul 31, 2015 • 28 min
Pastors in the “red zone” areas of Colombia—areas…
The Gospel Wildfire
Jul 24, 2015 • 28 min
Brother Jonathan, a VOM international ministries …
Chiapas: They Lost Everything
Jul 10, 2015 • 28 min
Most American Christians think persecution is som…
Muslims Finding Christ: “I’m Sick of Killing”
Jul 2, 2015 • 28 min
The sheikh had just exited Syria, where he’d been…
Sharing the Truth, Any Way Possible
Jun 26, 2015 • 28 min
Before sunrise, a North Korean Christian seals hi…
Sudan: Foxholes and Forgiveness
Jun 18, 2015 • 28 min
Christians in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan are und…
We Are All Missionaries
Jun 12, 2015 • 28 min
Sergio Cariello is a world-famous comic-book arti…
Niger: “The Church Is Getting Stronger”
Jun 5, 2015 • 28 min
The Church in Niger is growing and getting strong…
When an ISIS Fighter Wants to Talk
May 29, 2015 • 28 min
What would you do if an ISIS fighter wanted to me…
Missions: Reaching Those Who’ve Never Heard
May 22, 2015 • 28 min
Thirty percent of the world’s population is “unre…
Middle East: “Even If You Take My Life”
May 15, 2015 • 28 min
“Even if you take my life here in front of my wif…
Syria: Revival Comes with a Cost
May 8, 2015 • 28 min
For years the Christians in Syria prayed for God …
South Asia: The Power of the Gospel
May 1, 2015 • 28 min
Is it easy to reach Muslims with the message of s…
Tanzania: Mobilize Missionaries
Apr 24, 2015 • 28 min
Tori Rasmussen is a missionary to Tanzania, focus…
China: More Crackdowns, More Revival
Apr 17, 2015 • 28 min
House church leaders in China teach new believers…
Tom Doyle: “When Jesus Calls, He Equips”
Apr 2, 2015 • 28 min
Tom Doyle, author of the books Killing Christians…
Tom Doyle: No Panic in Heaven
Mar 27, 2015 • 28 min
Tom Doyle, author of a new book about Christians …
Nepal: “Only God Listens”
Mar 13, 2015 • 28 min
His cell phone rings. When Brother Matthew answer…
Iran: Church Planting with Padina
Feb 27, 2015 • 28 min
Padina was ready to kill herself on live TV to ea…
Radical Islam: How Should We Respond?
Feb 19, 2015 • 28 min
The face of radical Islamic terror is easy to fin…
Niger: “You Shouldn’t Be Alive”
Feb 13, 2015 • 28 min
Not many Americans have been attacked by Al Qaeda…
Nigeria: Did You Forgive?
Feb 6, 2015 • 28 min
In spite of Boko Haram attacks, Christian brother…
Iran: From Misery to Ministry
Jan 30, 2015 • 28 min
Gilbert Hovsepian’s father, Pastor Haik Hovsepian…
Afghanistan: “What It Means to Die for Jesus”
Jan 23, 2015 • 28 min
One of the great blessings of traveling for VOM i…
Mongolia: Jesus Is Worthy
Jan 16, 2015 • 28 min
Last week Brian and Louise shared about their eff…
Mongolia: God Brought Us Through
Jan 9, 2015 • 28 min
Brian and Louise were part of a church planting t…
Being a Voice: Raising Persecution in Washington, D.C.
Dec 17, 2014 • 28 min
This week on VOM Radio we talk with former Congre…
India: “I Want India for Jesus”
Dec 12, 2014 • 28 min
Of 700,000 villages in India, 600,000 have no Chr…
Myanmar: “Count Me Worthy”
Dec 5, 2014 • 28 min
Brother John first heard about VOM’s ministry whe…
Iraq: Standing with Displaced Christians
Nov 13, 2014 • 28 min
Tens of thousands of Christians have been displac…
China: Would You Give Your Life?
Nov 7, 2014 • 28 min
“Are you willing to go to jail for three years in…
Syria: God Is Alive
Oct 31, 2014 • 28 min
God is alive in Syria! This week we talk with “Jo…
Gracia Burnham
Oct 24, 2014 • 28 min
Martin and Gracia Burnham were serving as mission…
Iran: Volunteering
Oct 15, 2014 • 28 min
How do you prepare to face persecution? Ali—who m…
Iran: Maryam and Marziyeh
Sep 4, 2014 • 28 min
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew th…
North Korea: World’s Most Restricted Nation
Sep 3, 2014 • 28 min
Pastor Eric Foley, VOM’s project partner for Nort…
Prison Letters and Calls to Serve
Aug 25, 2014 • 28 min
VOM staffer Grace Taylor shares how she learned a…
China: Finding the Rainbow
Aug 25, 2014 • 28 min
We hear different things about the church in Chin…