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Voice of the Martyrs Korea, in an effort to fulfill its calling to serve and learn from persecuted Christians, seeks to make resources available so that the Church may learn from the purified faith and teaching of these believers. By presenting this teaching to the Church, VOMK may truly be a “Voice of the Martyrs.” View the descriptions below to learn more about these resources and how to purchase them.
Preparing for the Underground Church
Hostility toward the church in the free world was predicted more than 40 years ago by Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, the founder of the Voice of the Martyrs. He wrote Preparing for the Underground Church to help the church prepare for the difficulties that are beginning to come upon it here in Korea. Rev. Foley’s introductory essay shows how Rev. Wurmbrand’s insights are especially applicable to Korean Christians today.
Copies of Preparing for the Underground Church may be purchased on Amazon.com or for 5000KRW directly (any S/H not included). Please contact " " to inquire about the book.
These Are the Generations
In 1907, the Pyongyang Revival brought an explosion of Christianity to Northern Korea. Missionary William Blair proclaimed “great oceans of prayer beating against the throne of God.” Fifty years later those oceans evaporated under the searing persecution of North Korea, but a few tiny streams tricked on. This is the story of how one North Korean family received and passed on the gospel from generation to generation, through labor camps, prisons, interrogations, and the greatest challenge of all—everyday life in North Korea.
Copies of These are the Generations may be purchased on Amazon.com by clicking here.
The Whole Life Offering
What does it look like to grow to full maturity in Christ? Is it even possible?
And Ephesians 2 aside, is it even what God wants?
In The Whole Life Offering, Rev. Eric Foley navigates the deep waters of Scripture, Christian history and Protestant theology in order to answer in the affirmative. The Whole Life Offering is a grace-drenched discipleship method that shows that growing to full maturity in Christ isn’t only possible; it is God’s intended purpose for every Christian, right here on earth in the midst of everyday life.
Rev. Foley guides the reader through ten Biblical causes –called “Works of Mercy” by Christians from the early church on up through John Wesley– that each Christian is called to mirror into the world. He demonstrates how seven spiritual disciplines – called “Works of Piety” by the church throughout the ages– anchor our Works of Mercy in God’s original Works of Mercy toward us so that we become image-bearing, grace-grounded icons of God’s philanthropy. We find not only what we should be doing in order to love our neighbors, but how to do it to the glory and praise of God. Christians are, as Rev. Foley demonstrates with theological precision and artful prose, mirrors reflecting out to the rest of the world the grace shown to us.
Copies of The Whole Life Offering may be purchased on Amazon.com by clicking here.
30 Days of Prayer for North Korea
There is no other country like North Korea. The people there dedicate everything that they have to their idols. They exist to worship Il-Sung Kim and his son, Jung-Il Kim.
However, God, who has said, "I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols," has begun to bring down the images of the North Korean community and reveal the knowledge of God. Now, very many North Koreans know and serve God. Although the exact figure cannot be determined, the number is thought to be at least 100-200 thousand. God did this in a little more than 10 years in an utterly closed country, once declared to have not a single Christian within. Much effort and many ears of many intercessory prayers are behind this history. God listened when people prayed, "Oh let the Gospel enter North Korea, and let the people in North Korea hear it!"
There have always been those who cried for North Korea.
Even now, God is looking for people to continue this intercessory ministry with tears and compassion. Moreover, it is of crucial importance that we understand the facts of North Korea better as well as God's will - through the Bible - in order for our prayers to stay within His plan and not the plans of men.
Copies of 30 Days of Prayer for North Korea may be purchased for $10.00 each. Please contact " " to inquire about the book.
Church is for Amateurs
Church is for amateurs.
That’s the lesson that the Rev. Eric Foley learned from ruthless North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who is not known for contributing anything to Christianity other than persecution. But according to Foley, CEO of VOM Korea and author of Church is for Amateurs: A Guide for “Fourth Order” Christians like You on How to Plant and Lead a Lay Church, it’s that relentless persecution that caused Foley to develop a new strategy of church planting that he is bringing from his work with North Koreans to unpersecuted Christians in the rest of the world.
Foley planted churches in the United States and South Korea using what he calls “persecuted church principles for the free world.” After frequent inquiries from intrigued onlookers, he compiled the lessons he had learned into a twelve-point strategy he says is designed to make it possible for committed lay Christians to plant a thriving church—one without buildings, pastors, weekly offerings, and musical instruments, where members learn how to become “living Bibles” by memorizing Scripture rather than relying on printed literature.
Copies of Church is for Amateurs may be purchased for $5.00 each. Please contact " " to inquire about the book.
Coach Your Champions
Is your Christian nonprofit or church struggling financially? Do you find yourself saying, "If only we could find a few more givers with deep pockets to help us make budget?" It's an understandable sentiment. But the Bible holds a totally different approach to major donor development - one completely counter to the secular fundraising approach ministries have been taught they must practice. In this nuts and bolts nonprofit fable, you'll learn how: -God has already sent your organization all the major donors you need. -Major donors are about more than big gifts; they're champions awaiting your coaching to make a comprehensive difference in your cause. -Each and every person who comes to your ministry is sent as a gift and challenge from God - and God is holding you accountable to grow each one to their fullest potential. As you set aside the secular shackles you've unwittingly placed on your Christian development program, you'll lower the barriers to meaningful involvement in your cause while raising the bar for what you can expect from your ministry's champions - all while having a lot more fun in fundraising.
Copies of Coach Your Champions may be purchased on Amazon.com by clicking here.
Tortured for Christ
Richard Wurmbrand, whose body bore the scars of fourteen years of torture and suffering in a Communist prison, witnessed the indomitable courage and persistent faith of persecuted Christian believers.
Torn from their loved ones, battered and beaten in body but not in spirit, their examples of Christian faith continue to encourage believers everywhere.
Copies of Tortured for Christ may be purchased from The Voice of the Martyrs by clicking here.
Restricted Nations: Iran
“I would rather have the whole world against me, but know that the Almighty God is with me. I would rather be called an apostate, but know that I have the approval of the God of glory…” – Mehdi Dibaj, martyred in 1994
Iran’s fanaticism has echoed throughout Christianity’s presence in the ancient kingdom once known as Persia—from fourth-century Zoroastrians claiming Christians were destroying their teachings, to Ayatolah Ruhollah Khomeini’s threat to throw those who oppose his agenda into a dustbin of death during the twentieth century. Yet such words of hate have caused many to ask, Is this all there is?
Sometimes Christians were friends of Iran’s shahs (Persian for “king”) and sometimes they were foes. Many have faced high taxes, prison, and even death for refusing to turn their backs on their Savior. At times they were valiant and courageous; but there was a time when the church was marginalized, confined to its own community. Believers chose safety and survival over sharing the gospel and risking death.
Today, many Muslims in Iran—part of the “axis of evil”—are finding hope in the Person of Jesus Christ. And they’re meeting Him because many are risking physical death to give Muslims the opportunity to experience eternal life.
This is the story of courage and triumph in the face of physical torture and even death. As you read, may you refuse to let your faith become marginalized, even mediocre, in a world that needs to hear the hope that Jesus has to offer!
Copies of Restricted Nations: Iran may be purchased from The Voice of the Martyrs by clicking here.
Restricted Nations: Eritrea
“The soldiers told us to quit that religion or else we would be in prison our entire life”
Eritrea, a young country, has had a troubled and violent history. When the nation achieved independence from Ethiopia in the early 1990’s, the country’s deliverers soon became despots—dismantling freedoms and making Eritrea one of the most closed nations on earth today.
In the midst of crackdowns and unrest, Christians in Eritrea continue to serve Christ and share the Good News. For this “crime,” thousands of believers are imprisoned and detained without charge in underground cells and metal shipping containers, where they endure the most deplorable of conditions. Yet, despite this opposition, the church has not been silenced.
This book provides a brief overview of the persecution that Christians in Eritrea have endured in the past and gives a glimpse of the trials they face today. Weaving historical accounts with modern-day testimonies, these pages will challenge you to share in the sufferings of Christians in Eritrea and inspire you to serve Christ boldly, unashamed of the testimony of our Lord [2 Timothy 1:8]
Copies of Restricted Nations: Eritrea may be purchased from The Voice of the Martyrs by clicking here.