Be inspired by the stories of our persecuted brothers and sisters! At the VOM ADVANCE conference, speakers from around the world share personal testimonies about God’s faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Join us to learn how God’s kingdom is advancing, even in the face of fierce opposition. Meet your persecuted family face to face, and let God use their stories to challenge you to a deeper, bolder walk with Him.
The conference rekindled my desire to pray for others, to stand in the gap and, again, intercede for those who are persecuted for His name.
You make the persecuted real to us by sharing their pictures and their stories, and I feel like we know them through our prayers.
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About The Voice of the Martyrs
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967, VOM is dedicated to inspiring all believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission no matter the cost. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:
- To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
- To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
- To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
- To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.
Register for this VOM Advance Conference Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Pleasant Hill, IA Register Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5299 E University Ave., Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
One-day conference 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for registration, prayer room and resource area.
Lunch is 12:00-1:15 p.m. on your own at area restaurants.
There is no charge to attend. There is the opportunity to give an offering.
No child care provided.
Video and photography are prohibited during the conference.
Gracia BurnhamWhile serving as missionaries in the Philippines, Gracia and her husband, Martin, were kidnapped by a militant Muslim group and held captive for 376 days. more about Gracia Burnham
For 17 years, Gracia and her husband, Martin, served with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines, where Martin was a jungle pilot. Gracia served in various roles supporting the aviation program and also home-schooled their three children. While celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at a resort, the Burnhams and other guests were kidnapped on May 27, 2001, by the ASG, a militant group of Muslims. In the ensuing months some of the hostages were killed, but most were set free. From November 2001, only the Burnhams and one other hostage remained in captivity. During their captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles and intense soul-searching. On June 7, 2002, Martin was killed during an attack on the ASG camp by the Philippine military. Gracia was wounded in the attack but was freed by government forces. Gracia has written two books about her experiences, In The Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again.
Dr. Hormoz ShariatDr. Hormoz Shariat, who came to the United States in 1979, is the founder of Iran Alive Ministries. more about Dr. Hormoz Shariat
Dr. Hormoz Shariat was born into a Muslim family in Iran. He came to the United States after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Through his personal study of comparing the Quran and Bible, he accepted Christ in 1980. Pastor Hormoz was referred to as the “Billy Graham of Iran” in Joel Rosenberg’s bestseller Inside the Revolution.
"Brother John"Born in Syria, “Brother John” is a part of God's great work in bringing Arab people to a true, saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in war-torn Syria. more about "Brother John"
Born in Syria, "Brother John" is a part of God's great work in bringing Arab people to a true, saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in war-torn Syria.
Dr. Sid WebbDr. Sid Webb is the Director of Voice Ministries for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). more about Dr. Sid Webb
Dr. Sid Webb is the Director of Voice Ministries for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM).
Sid’s mission is to ensure that VOM is telling the stories of our persecuted family in a way that will inspire American believers to engage with them.
He oversees VOM’s speaking events (including the VOM Advance Conference) and a team of hundreds nationwide who are sharing the story of the persecuted family.
Sid is a chapel leader for VOM and is a regular contributor to VOM publications.
Sid has been a conference presenter for over 30 years, training believers around the world. His field of service has included Russia, China, India, Syria, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Laos, Thailand, Lebanon, Jordan, Panama, and Peru.
Amy ShreveAmy and her husband, Gary, lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. They have recorded 16 CDs, ranging in style from harp instrumental to vocal with full instrumental accompaniment. more about Amy Shreve
Amy and her husband, Gary, lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. They have recorded 16 CDs, ranging in style from harp instrumental to vocal with full instrumental accompaniment. Of the 16 CDs, two were produced in conjunction with The Voice of the Martyrs. They have led worship and music at VOM conferences across the United States. Their newest CD includes the song “Beautiful Scars,” written on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters. They have one daughter, Elise, and make their home in Michigan when not living “on the road.”