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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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, November 16, 2019, in Easton, PA Register Now

Time

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

Greater Shiloh Church
403 Pastor Fred Davis St, Easton, PA 18042

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Details

One-day conference 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for check-in 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

  • Dan Baumann
    Iran
    In 1997, Dan Baumann visited Iran to share about the love of Jesus. He and a friend were arrested on false charges, and Dan received two death sentences. more about Dan Baumann

    Dan Baumann was born in Los Angeles, California, where he attended El Camino Junior College before transferring to Wheaton College to complete a degree in business. He then joined Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and moved to Afghanistan to work as a volunteer at an eye hospital. He served as a hospital administrator full time for five years and part time for four years. In 1997, Dan visited Iran to share about the love of Jesus. He and a friend were arrested on false charges, and Dan received two death sentences. By God’s grace he was released after nine weeks in prison. The story of God’s miraculous work during this time is included in his book Imprisoned in Iran. In 1998, he moved to southern Colorado to join a YWAM training center and begin training and discipling young people. While in Colorado, he and a friend wrote a second book, A Beautiful Way, which openly and simply discusses how Jesus meets us in our walk with him. In 2007, Dan moved to Kona, Hawaii, to continue his work at another YWAM training center. He currently spends more than half of each year traveling to teach for YWAM and at churches and universities, challenging and encouraging people to run after and fall in love with Jesus. He spends the rest of each year at home in Kona, Hawaii, working with the YWAM Discipleship Training school. Dan’s passion is to see a generation of people discover who Jesus is and to help and encourage them to walk with Him in every area of their life. In January 2015, he published his third book, A Fresh Look at Fear.

  • 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 Rachid
    Middle East
    Brother Rachid is a Moroccan Christian convert from Islam. As one of the most outspoken Christian converts in the world, he currently hosts a program called Let's Be Clear. more about Brother Rachid

    Born the son of a Muslim imam in Morocco, Brother Rachid memorized one-sixth of the entire Quran by age 6. He attended Hassan II University in Casablanca, where he studied economics. Rachid holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative religion and is currently working on his master’s degree in political science. After listening to Trans World Radio, a careful self-study of the differences between Islam and Christianity led him to take correspondence courses for four years, and he gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1990.

    While in his homeland, Rachid began a project to translate the Quran into local dialects. He found that more than 80 million in the Arab world do not truly understand what the Quran teaches because they hear it in an old, classical dialect of Arabic, which they do not speak. Rachid firmly believes that as more Muslims understand what the Quran says, their eyes will be opened and more of them will leave Islam. For the past six years, he has been leading a project to translate the Bible into the Moroccan dialect.

    Since 2006, Rachid has hosted television shows that compare Christianity with Islam, including 55 taped episodes of Unveiling the Mask and 555 live episodes of Daring Questions. He now hosts a program called Let’s Be Clear. Rachid’s deep knowledge of both faiths enables him to boldly challenge false beliefs with wisdom, love and respect. The program features dynamic testimonies of Muslim-background believers and gives followers of Islam the opportunity to ask questions about the Christian message through lively on-air phone calls. The program also exposes the plight of oppressed Christians in Muslim countries; refutes misconceptions about Christianity, which are often perpetuated by major media outlets in the Middle East; and fearlessly tackles other controversial topics. Christian converts share their testimonies on the 60-minute show each week, and thousands of viewers have called the program’s live prayer line or visited its several websites — many to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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