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Tanzania: Andrew’s Temptation

Andrew, a youth in Tanzania, was raised in a Christian family. But he did not really have a strong faith in God. So when a radical Muslim leader told him, “If you come to Islam, you will become super rich,” Andrew foolishly listened to the man.

Andrew began to do more and more evil deeds to please the radical Muslim. He lied to his parents and set their house on fire twice. But when the man told him to attack his parents, Andrew refused, repented, and turned to Christ. Now Muslims in the area want to harm him. (The photo of Andrew above is disguised to hide his identity from enemies.) Pray for Andrew and for other youth in places where they are tempted to join violent groups.

(Source: The January 2019 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter. Edited for length and age appropriateness.)


New Torchlighters Site

Have you visited the new Torchlighters website? Click here to find Torchlighters DVDs on demand, ministry ideas, resources, and a Torchlighters blog.

Coming next year: Torchlighters The George Mueller Story.


The Witnesses Trilogy

God with Us, an animated story on DVD, tells the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the last surviving apostle, John. (God with Us was formerly called Jesus: He Lived Among Us.)

The sequel to God with Us, called The Messengers, is based on Acts 1 through 9, and the third DVD, To Every Nation, covers Acts 9 through 28. God with Us is 90 minutes long, and the other two DVDs are 70 minutes long.

The DVDs show how Jesus and His followers changed the world forever in the face of great opposition. (See the trailer above.) The DVDs are available at VOMBooks.com. Find more information in the December 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.


Iran: “Persecution Keeps You Clean”

Sharing the gospel in Iran

Todd Nettleton at VOM Radio recently talked with Ali, a Christian who spreads the gospel in Iran. Ali is at risk of persecution every day, because it is against the law for Muslims in Iran to become Christians.

Todd asked Ali, “What do you think about the risk of persecution? How do you think about it on a day-to-day basis and as you make plans for what you’re going to do next week and next year?”

Ali answered, “First, persecution keeps you clean. You are not going to sin for a long time if you are being persecuted, because you want the hand of God upon you. You don’t want His hand to be lifted from you.

“It’s not that He loves me less or that I have to be holy for Him to love me — no. It’s about discipline. The enemy is looking for a door. He is like a roaring lion circling around us looking for ways to attack. [See 1 Peter 5:8.] We don’t want to open doors for him. So persecution keeps you clean.

The second thing — persecution has forced me to learn the power of prayer and fasting and sticking to the Word. Because if I’m not in a relationship with God, if I’m not talking to God, and I’m not hearing from God, I could make a risky mistake.”

(Source: vomradio.net. Edited for length, clarity, and age-appropriateness.)

To Talk About
*How does Ali say persecution keeps him clean?
*If Ali could move to the United States and spread the gospel without risking so much, should he do so?


Boat Church

A boat church

You may have read stories about house churches, or even a van church. But have you ever heard of a boat church?

Some Christians who part of Khmu tribal groups in Laos can worship openly on a rented boat. Buddhist officials, who oppose the spread of Christianity in their area, think religious meetings happen only in certain buildings. So they are not concerned about a group of people on a boat.

To Talk About

Where is the most unusual place you have attended a worship service?

(Source: November 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter)