As parents, it is far more difficult to see our children suffer than to face it ourselves. As we consider the little ones God has entrusted into our care, may we never take for granted or dismiss the high calling of parenting. Likewise, may our lives daily demonstrate to them the cost of picking up our cross and following Christ while assuring them that our trust lies fully and solely in Him. [more...]
David who is now 17 years of age told us of the psychological and physical persecution that is inflicted on the Christian students at his school. The father of one student is a prison guard and he would often tell his son of the satisfaction he experienced whenever he beat the Christians serving time in his prison. [more...]
Recently a VOM worker visited Dmitry Shestakov, a pastor and former Christian prisoner from Uzbekistan. Dmitry, spent four years in prison for his Christian work in Uzbekistan. Dmitry was released in January 2011, but he had difficulty supporting his family because of his criminal record and was constantly watched by the police. He was finally forced to leave Uzbekistan last year with his wife and three daughters.