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.

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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:

Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
  • 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, October 06, 2018, in Auburn, ME Register Now

Time

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

East Auburn Baptist Church
560 Park Ave, Auburn, ME 04210

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Details

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.

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Speakers

  • Brother John
    Syria
    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.

  • Bob Fu
    China
    Bob Fu, who was imprisoned for his work as a house church pastor, is the founder of China Aid Association. more about Bob Fu

    Born in mainland China, Bob Fu attended People’s University in Beijing. He came to know Christ in 1989 while in college and became a leader of the student democracy movement. And by 1992 was leading a house church in Beijing. On May 9, 1996, Bob and his wife, Heidi, were arrested. After their release from prison, they fled to Hong Kong as tourists and applied repeatedly for visas to the United States. They finally arrived in the United States just a few days before the British turned over Hong Kong to Beijing.

    In 2002, Bob founded China Aid Association to draw international attention to China’s human rights violations against house-church Christians. He has testified before many organizations. Bob is a life member of Council on Foreign Relations with an honorary Doctorate degree on Global Christian Leadership from Midwest University. Bob is a Ph.D. candidate at Durham University, UK and a visiting professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and editor-in-chief of the Chinese Law and Religion Monitor Journal. Bob and Heidi have three children, Daniel, Tracy and Melissa. His story is told in the book God’s Double Agent.

  • Brother Fassal
    Pakistan
    Pastor Fassal has served Pakistani Christians since 1998. He and his wife, Carrie, currently lead Grace Bible Church and its many outreach ministries, serving directly in Pakistan for about half of each year. more about Brother Fassal

    Pastor Fassal has served Pakistani communities since 1998. A decade ago, he met and married an American missionary, Carrie, and together they began a journey of serving Jesus Christ by spreading His love and Word worldwide.

    Their direct mission work in Pakistan usually extends from November through April each year. At Grace Bible Church in Pakistan, Fassal shepherds a flock of about 150 people, with well over 400 attending on Christmas and Easter. While in Pakistan, Fassal teaches believers face to face every morning as well as twice on Sundays. Even when he is in the U.S., he provides his flock with encouragement and Bible lessons through Skype. Grace Bible Church offers a variety of ministries in Pakistan: Outreach sends a team of two men to several villages each week to pray with and encourage Christian families living in remote areas; Grace Academy English Medium School educates 153 extremely poor children, with the goal of not only teaching them to read and write in two languages but also introducing them to the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him; the church’s 3:16 Children’s Home currently cares for 22 orphans; and Grace Theological Seminary is directing 14 men in theological studies.

    When in the U.S., Pastor Fassal and Carrie travel as missionaries, teaching and encouraging young people at various youth camps. Along the way, they share the gospel and update local church bodies on how God is working in Pakistan.

  • Gilbert Hovsepian
    Iran, Music & Worship
    Gilbert Hovsepian became involved in Christian music at an early age, producing his first recording by age 20. He faced persecution and numerous violent threats after his father, Rev. Haik Hovsepian, was martyred. more about Gilbert Hovsepian

    Gilbert Hovsepian was born in Iran, where his family and church community faced persecution because of their Christian faith. He witnessed God’s power amid the persecution, as many Muslims came to know Christ through his father’s evangelism. When Gilbert was 17, his father, Rev. Haik Hovsepian, was kidnapped and stabbed to death by Islamic extremists.

    The persecution continued even after his father’s martyrdom, causing Gilbert to seek God’s face more earnestly. Despite losing his father in 1994, Gilbert forgave the killers and, by God’s grace, began his own international ministry work. Gilbert has traveled to numerous countries and to more than 200 churches worldwide, ministering through music, media, worship and teaching. His satellite programs have touched thousands of lives internationally, leading many Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Robert Brock
    VOM
    Robert Brock has been with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. He has shared in hundreds of churches, reaching thousands every year with the message of the persecuted church. more about Robert Brock

    Robert Brock has been with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. He has shared in hundreds of churches and venues reaching thousands every year with the message of the persecuted church. Robert is an excellent communicator, bringing to life the faith and courage of our persecuted family. Before joining VOM, Robert and his family lived in Europe, working with refugees from communist and Islamic countries. Robert has ministered in countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East, including Pakistan, Vietnam, Sudan, China, India, Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, Colombia, Bangladesh and Nepal. On his overseas travels, he meets with families of martyrs and delivers aid, relief and spiritual encouragement.

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