67 posts categorized “podcast”

December 21, 2012

Persecution Podcast #145: Pakistan, Egypt, Laos and Iran

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 8.17.29 AMThis week we have a little bit longer podcast that you'll want to tune in for.  Learn the latest prayer requests from David and then hear some inspiring comments regarding the persecuted church, fear and hope.  What is stronger fear or hope?

Click here to listen to this podcast and please share with your friends!  (This link will open automatically and start playing the show)

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December 18, 2012

Persecution Podcast #143 and #144 - Prayer Requests & Inspiration



Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 11.05.46 AMToday I want to remind you of our two latest Persecution Podcasts that we have recently posted for you.  On December 10th we aired our podcast in which we focused on prayer requests from Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Nepal.

Here is the prayer request for Central Asia and you may click here to read the other prayer requests and click here to listen to this short Persecution Podcast.

A young woman in Central Asia was kicked out of her home by her parents recently after a Muslim leader blamed them for the girl’s Christian faith. “Rebecca” and a group of other women gathered to comfort a young woman whose mother had died, and one of the Christian women prayed. While prayer is common in this Muslim-majority country, several Muslim women became enraged when the Christian ended her prayer in Jesus’ name. A local Muslim leader questioned everyone in the room, asking them if they believed in Jesus, and the Christians bravely admitted their belief. The Muslim leader then took Rebecca to her parents’ home and blamed them for their daughter’s Christian faith. Though Rebecca’s parents aren’t strongly opposed to Christianity, they forced her to leave the home out of fear of their neighbors. Pray for Rebecca as she adjusts to this change in her life, and pray that the community will be positively affected by the faith of these young people.


Then on December 14th we aired another podcast in which we discussed the nations of Algeria, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria and India.  Please click here to listen to this short episode and please share with your praying friends.
Here is a specific prayer request for Nigeria. As you know, Nigerian Christians have suffered tremendously this year. Please pray.
Suspected Islamists attacked two villages in Borno state on Dec. 1, killing at least 10 villagers and burning four churches. The attackers, thought to be members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, went from house to house in a predominantly Christian area of Chibok on Saturday evening, killing nine Christians and one Muslim man. They also attacked 20 homes and a church in Chibok. The same night, extremists burned three churches and several other buildings in Gamboru Ngala village, near the border with Cameroon. Several police officers were killed in the second attack. State officials met with community leaders and senior church leaders on Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss how best to help them. Pray for those affected by these recent attacks, and pray that Nigerian Christians will support their persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria.

December 3, 2012

Persecution Podcast #142 - Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria and Laos

Screen Shot 2012-12-03 at 10.54.20 AMI have to tell you that I just got done finishing listening to last Friday's Persecution Podcast and I really want to encourage you to take the time to listen to it.  After you hear this past weeks prayer requests, which you can still pray for, you're going to be challenged as the VOM speaker discusses an influential person in his life named John and tells a story about Don, and 80 year old trumpet player.

You will be challenged to consider your heart for the lost and be asked when was the last time you wept for those who did not know Jesus.

Click here to listen to the podcast now!




October 19, 2012

Persecution Podcast #137: Philippines, Iran, Indonesia, and Vietnam

Screen shot 2012-10-19 at 2.57.06 PMThis weeks Persecution Podcast is now live for your listening pleasure and edification. 

This week Dory and David share prayer updates for the countries of Philippines, Iran, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

This podcast is only about 7 minutes long.  Please click here to listen now!

October 15, 2012

Persecution Podcast #136: Central Asia, Kenya, Nigeria, and China

PersecutionpodcasticonEvery Friday we post our weekly Persecution Podcast, and this past Friday our show dealt with important prayer requests from China, Nigeria, Kenya and Central Asia.  If you missed this short podcast, please click here and listen.  The show is only about 6 minutes.

Here is a short synopis of each praise and/or prayer request for each nation highlighted.

Central Asia - We give thanks for those believers who received a sewing machine so they can provide for their families and so they don't have to worry as much about getting a job, since in Central Asia, they always ask if a person is a Christian and if it turns out they are a Christian, they don't get hired.  Be inspired by the faith of these women and pray for their continued endurance and blessing.

Kenya - Pray for Christians in Kenya, who are increasingly subject to harm at the hands of al-Shabaab militants from Somalia.  Pray for the parents who recently lost their children in these attacks.

Nigeria - At least Twenty-two students were shot dead or stabbed at a Federal Polytechnic University in northeastern Nigeria in Adamawa state Oct. 2 by suspected Boko Haram militants. Some reports say over forty students were murdered by Boko Haram.  Please pray for the families of the lost and also for the members of Boko Haram to come to faith in Jesus Christ.

China - Pray for those involved in a digital Bible project. Digital music players are loaded with audio New Testaments, portions of the Old Testament, VOM books and hymns.

You can read more detailed prayer requests on our Persecution Podcast page.

September 28, 2012

Persecution Podcast #134: Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, Laos, and North Africa

Screen shot 2012-09-28 at 2.46.36 PMWe have now posted this weeks Persecution Podcast #134 which deals with specific prayer requests for those in North Africa, Laos, Kazakhstan and Sierra Leone.

In Sierra Leone, we have much to praise God for in prayer, as many converts from Islam have converted to Christianity and are now following Christ.  Christian radio is also playing a huge part in their Christian development! Praise God!

Please pray for Pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov, who is being held in Kazakhstan and could be handed over to Uzbek authorities.  Pray for his family and for the Lord to deliver him from Uzbek authorities.

A number of pastors and Christians have been arrested in Laos.  Please pray for their deliverance.

Lastly, please pray for teachers in North Africa, as they teach about the Lord.

Click here to download this short podcast and please share it with your friends.

September 24, 2012

Persecution Podcast #133: Afghanistan, Russia, Laos, and Armenia

Screen shot 2012-09-24 at 3.43.06 PMLast Friday, late in the afternoon, we posted our latest Persecution Podcast.  This is about a 35 minute episode and features some special things besides our normal prayer requests.  

The countries of focus are Afghanistan, Russia, Laos, and Armenia. Then after the prayer you will get to hear about some correspondence from Richard Wurmbrand as shared by a VOM worker.

Click here to listen to the podcast now.  Please share with your friends!



September 17, 2012

Persecution Podcast #132 - China, Sri Lanka, Jordan, and Bhutan

Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 1.27.17 PMThis is a Persecution Podcast that you must hear because at the end of the show you will hear correspondence from Sabina Wurmbrand as shared by a VOM worker. 

Please click here to read the prayer requests for China, Sri Lanka, Jordan and Bhutan and then listen to this important show.

September 11, 2012

Persecution Podcast 131: Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, and Central Asia

Screen shot 2012-09-11 at 3.35.46 PMLast Friday I had half of a day disruption of my internet service so I wasn't able to share with you on Friday about our weekly Persecution Podcast.

Today, I wanted to make sure that you know that we posted Persecution Podcast #131 in which David and Dory shared prayer requests from Central Asia, Iran, Indonesia and Pakistan.

The good news is that since the posting of our podcast, God has already answered our prayers.  Rimsha Masih, the teen with Down Syndrome, has been released from prison on bail!

Please keep praying for her and her family because they are under threat.  Pray for the Lord's protection and provision.

In Indonesia please pray for two evangelists who recently had charges dropped against them for being Christians and sharing Christ with a Muslim woman.  Even though their case was dismissed, there is always a possibility that the police can bring new charges against them. 

Iran recently suffered a massive earthquake in which hundreds were killed and thousands displaced.  Several Christians in Iran reported they were assisting the injured and displaced. Iranian officials first rejected international assistance before being overwhelmed with the needs. Pray for families who have lost loved ones and for the recovery of the homes, schools and businesses in the affected area.

Lastly, in Central Asia, Christians with Muslim backgrounds need your prayers.  These believers were expelled from their families and threatened with death. Children in this country are especially subject to extreme persecution. They are ridiculed and threatened at school during anti-Christian propaganda events organized by local authorities.



August 31, 2012

Persecution Podcast #130: Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, and Israel

Screen shot 2012-08-31 at 3.28.30 PMThis weeks Persecution Podcast is now available to listen to and it will encourage you, if you listen.  I hope you take the time to listen.  Todd, Dory, and David share prayer updates for the countries of Nepal, Pakistan, Laos, and Israel.  As you listen, please pray and share the show with others.

Click here to listen now!