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Hear in person, the stories of persecuted Christians

Metro Voice publishes stories almost daily of persecuted Christians around the world. For many, it is a top concern and the news is most often disheartening and discouraging. But with persecution comes great faith and movements of God in the hearts of His people.

At this summer’s free Voice of the Martyrs’ (VOM) Advance Conference in Kansas City, speakers from around the world share personal testimonies about God’s faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Christians will have an opportunity to learn how God’s kingdom is advancing, even in the face of fierce opposition. Amazingly, you’ll have an opportunity to meet persecuted Christian face to face, and let God use their stories to challenge you to a deeper, bolder faith.

If that sounds like something that would encourage you, while informing you of events from around the world, you can attend the VOM Advance Conference at Connection Point Church on Saturday. June 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free event and doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, visit vomadvance.com and click on “Kansas City, MO”.

Founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ, Voice of the Martyrs is perhaps the most well-known organization standing up for persecuted believers in all corners of the world. As an interdenominational organization, VOM is dedicated to serving believers through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the Body of Christ into fellowship with them.

Gracia Burnham

This year’s keynote speakers include Petr Jašek, a Christian humanitarian worker and Czech national who spent 445 days in a Sudanese prison, and Gracia Burnham, who, along with her husband, Martin, were kidnapped by a militant Muslim group in the Philippines and held captive for 376 days. Other speakers include, China Aid Association founder Bob Fu and Todd Nettleton, host of VOM Radio. The music and worship time will be led by harpist Amy Shreve, as well as Gilbert Hovsepian, from Iran.

There is ample opportunity for conference attendees to meet the speakers and find ways to get involved through the booths that will be available for the duration of the conference. Bott Radio Network is partnering with VOM for the Advance Conference and will also have a booth and representatives there.

Connection Point Church is located at 10500 E State Route 350, Raytown, MO 64138.

For more information on persecuted christians and the conference, visit persecution.com for more information.

Metro Voice is proud to support the efforts of VOM.

–Metro Voice News

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