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William Booth, born April 10, 1829, faced rowdy crowds, physical attacks, and cranky drunks when he took the gospel to the streets of London. His wife, Catherine, who read the Bible eight times before age 12, assisted him in reaching poor and struggling people for Christ. Through their work and their willingness to endure obstacles, God changed lives forever.

Their story is told in a new Torchlighters DVD, The William Booth Story, produced by Christian History Institute and The Voice of the Martyrs.

Learn more about the episode at the Torchlighters website.

William Booth’s Birthday

William Booth, born April 10, 1829, faced rowdy crowds, physical attacks, and cranky drunks when he took the gospel to the streets of London. His wife, Catherine, who read the Bible eight times before age 12, assisted him in reaching poor and struggling people for Christ. Through their world and their willingness to endure obstacles, God changed lives forever.

Their story is told in a new Torchlighters DVD, The William Booth Story, produced by Christian History Institute and The Voice of the Martyrs.

Learn more about the episode at the Torchlighters website.


“It’s Okay to Suffer for Christ”

Eleven-year-old Hussein understands what it means to suffer for Christ. Two years ago, he began wearing a cross necklace to his school in Turkey as a symbol of his love for Jesus.

Most of the people in Turkey are Muslims. Many are not serious about their faith. But most believe that all Turks should be Muslims, whether they are serious or not. People who leave Islam to follow Christ are often treated harshly. (Islam is the religion of Muslims.) Hussein’s Muslim family became Christian after his father, Hakeem, searched for the truth in the Bible.

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Many people in Iran are seeking the truth about Jesus. Some hear the gospel on satellite TV programs broadcast from countries outside of Iran. Watch the video to learn about a family who came to Christ after listening to one of the programs.

Note: The Voice of the Martyrs supports satellite TV programs viewed in Iran.

To find more stories about Christian satellite broadcasts, enter “satellite” in the search box on this page.

A Prayer from Iran

Many people in Iran are seeking the truth about Jesus. Some hear the gospel on satellite TV programs broadcast from countries outside of Iran. Watch the video to learn about a family who came to Christ after listening to one of the programs.

Note: The Voice of the Martyrs supports satellite TV programs viewed in Iran.

To find more stories about Christian satellite broadcasts, enter “satellite” in the search box on the home page.


A refugee is someone who flees from a place of danger to go to a safer place.

The video shows Christian refugees in Indonesia who left their homes after Muslims attacked their area several years ago. They are singing about their joy in the Lord.

In part of the video, you can see Yubelina and her daughters. You can read more about them here.

Singing Praises to God in Indonesia

A refugee is someone who flees from a place of danger to go to a safer place.

The video shows Christian refugees in Indonesia who left their homes after Muslims attacked their area several years ago. They are singing about their joy in the Lord.

In part of the video, you can see Yubelina and her daughters. You can read more about them here.


Torchlighters, an animated series, highlights important figures in Christian history. This episode focuses on Gladys Aylward, a missionary to China who took care of orphan children. You can watch a trailer for the DVD below.

The DVD and other Torchlighters DVDs about heroes of the Christian faith used to be available only in English and Spanish. But now friends of VOM have translated the DVDs into Arabic so children in the Middle East and North Africa can enjoy them, too.

Torchlighters for Arabic-Speaking Children

The message of Scripture can bridge cultural, linguistic, and country boundaries. Christians from all over the world are dedicated to sharing stories of the persecuted church with as many people from as many countries as possible, and this video is an example of their efforts. This video’s original English track has been replaced with Arabic, so that children in Arabic-speaking countries can also watch this animation of the life of Gladys Aylward.

Torchlighters, an animated series, highlights important figures in Christian history. This episode focuses on Gladys Aylward, a missionary to China who took care of orphan children.