PETR JASEK: MY JOY IS NOW COMPLETE

Thank you for praying for and writing on behalf of prisoners in Sudan. After 510 days in prison, Rev Hassan Abduraheem and Mr Abdulmonem Abdumawla were released on Thursday after receiving a presidential pardon. The two were arrested in December 2015 along with Voice of the Martyrs field worker Petr Jasek and Rev Kuwa Shamaal….

PETR JASEK: GOD OPENED THE DOOR

From the first days after his arrest in Sudan, Petr Jasek repeatedly said, “God is the One who holds the key to my cell.” Jasek, a Czech citizen, is VOM’s* Africa regional director and he was just released after 14 months in prison in Sudan. In this third and final part of our conversation with…

PETR JASEK: THE GREATEST PEACE

What verse of Scripture would you grab onto if you were locked in prison for your faith? Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s* Africa regional director, was released last month after 445 days in prison in Sudan. Listen as he shares the verse that became a theme for him during those long months in…

PETR JASEK: PRISONER SET FREE

Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s* Africa regional director, spent 445 days in a Sudanese prison. Days after returning home, Petr sat down with VOM Radio to share his story and thank the thousands of people who prayed for him and his co-defendants during his long months in prison. Listen in as Petr shares…

CHINA: Wife’s plea for gravely ill jailed pastor

A pastor in China is paying a high price for following Christ – not only is he in jail for his faith and separated from his family but he is now seriously ill. While serving as co-pastor of a large unregistered church in Guiyang, Yang Hua was detained in December 2015 and charged with divulging…

TURKEY: DAY OF PRAYER TODAY

Protestant church leaders in Turkey have called for a day of prayer for Turkey today. While this date has been designated as a global day of prayer for Turkey since 2009, this day of prayer comes at a time of huge significance for Turkey. On April 16 a referendum was held to decide if Turkey…

Freed prisoner makes a promise…

What would you promise yourself after spending more than a year in a prison in a foreign country? Perhaps you’d commit to never going back to that place again, or taking a year off to recuperate; perhaps enjoying a few good meals or sleeping in a comfortable bed again. In an interview shortly after his…

CHINA: A Poem Penned in Prison by our sister in Christ

Poem by Zhang Xiuhong  This year I didn’t hear the sweet voice of my baby, I didn’t embrace the wanderer come back from afar, I didn’t see my loved one’s thin and weak figure, I didn’t have heart-to-heart talks with my sister, I didn’t taste the delicious food prepared by my mother-in-law, I didn’t bask…

IRAN: One small step from baptism to detention

An Iranian mother and son have paid a heavy price for turning to Christ – just months after they were baptised. Veronika and Augustine were arrested in Urmia, northwest Iran, on February 20 and haven’t been seen since. Please pray that they will put their total trust in God during their ordeal. Veronika and Augustine,…

SUDAN: Rejoice and pray on with us!

Czech Christian aid worker Petr Jašek (right) is reported to be safely back in Prague after Sudan’s President pardoned him and released him from jail yesterday. The Czech Foreign Minister brought Petr home last night after flying out to Khartoum to negotiate his release earlier the same day. Thank you for your prayers. Let’s praise…

God sustains Petr in prison

The Czech Foreign Ministry says that the recent court sentencing of Christian aid worker and Czech national Petr Jasek  (pictured) to 20 years in prison in Sudan  was not backed by facts, and is now trying to negotiate Petr’s release. Appeals of his case and those of two others accused with him are expected. Release…