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 20, 2018, in New Orleans, LA Register Now

Time

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126

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Details

Check-In and Registration is in Hardin Student Center and the conference sessions will be in Leavell Chapel.

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.

Speakers

  • Faisal John
    Pakistan
    Pastor Faisal John 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 Faisal John

    Pastor Faisal John 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, Pastor Faisal John shepherds a flock of about 150 people, with well over 400 attending on Christmas and Easter. While in Pakistan, Pastor Faisal 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 Faisal 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.

  • Brother Bennie
    India
    Pastor Bennie is president of IMPACT Leadership Development with Alpha Bible Churches of India. more about Brother Bennie

    "Brother Bennie" is chief executive pastor of Alpha Ministries, Inc., and serves as the president of IMPACT Leadership Development at Alpha Bible Churches of India. Their objective is to train 100,000 leaders to plant 100,000 churches by 2020. Bennie followed in the footsteps of his parents, who are church-planting missionaries in northern India. He spends most of his time speaking at seminars in Africa and in South Asian countries, empowering Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Todd Nettleton
    VOM Radio Host
    Todd Nettleton is Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and host of VOM Radio. more about Todd Nettleton

    Todd Nettleton is Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and host of VOM Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in more than 60 nations where they face persecution because of their Christian faith.

    During 17 years of service at VOM, Todd has traveled the world to interview hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution. He has been interviewed more than 2,250 times by various media outlets, including CNN, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, the BBC, Moody Broadcast Network, Christian Broadcasting Network, Newsweek, The Voice of America, Mission Network News and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

    In 2014 VOM launched a weekly radio program, which Todd hosts and produces. Guests have included Christians persecuted for their faith and family members of Christians martyred for following Christ. The show was named Radio Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters. You can find a broadcast station carrying VOMRadio and listen to all episodes online at www.VOMRadio.net.

    Todd was part of the writing team for four VOM books, including the best-selling Extreme Devotion and FOXE: Voices of the Martyrs. He was the principal writer for VOM’s book about the church in North Korea, RESTRICTED NATIONS: North Korea.

    A former sportswriter, Todd is a graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University) and has done postgraduate work at the University of Oklahoma.

    The son of missionary parents, Todd grew up in Papua New Guinea and in southern California.

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Attendance is free, but please pre-register below for the New Orleans VOM Advance Conference.
For residents outside USA, please call 800-747-0085.

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