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SOM COVID-19 Update – David

From the Desk of CEO, David In many ways, these are unprecedented days and I am writing this for your encouragement. SOM International staff will continue to serve our partners and international family during this current global crisis. We are taking physical precautions as well as addressing the spiritual needs during these days of fearful uncertainty. We want to assure you that

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Trading My Sorrows for God’s Peace

My husband cheated on me after our two daughters were born. He became involved in a relationship with another woman in our village. One day, he said, ‘He was going to work,’ and he never came back. I was very broken physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially. Since my marriage was not an arranged marriage, I felt ashamed to go back

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The 3% Who are Reaching the 40%

It takes much sacrifice and risk to bring the Word of God to these unreached areas. “Reached” “Reached” territories of the world have accessibility to Christian resources and materials, cultural acceptance and infrastructure for Christians to gather together. “Unreached” ”Unreached” people groups do not have easy access to Christian resources and taking the gospel to these areas can be

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Chahna’s Story

From Brokenness to Joy Hope in India My name is Chahna. I was born into a Hindu family. My father and mother worshiped idols. My father would often yell, which made my mother angry, causing them to fight all the time. It was a broken home; my parents were never concerned about my sister or me. It was common for

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Brinkman Adventures Series – Featuring Russell Stendal

Brinkman Adventures Audio Dramatization Series Featuring Russell Stendal Captured in Colombia 1 Minute Sample Brinkman Adventures Season 8 features 2 exciting episodes that will take you on an adventure through the jungles of Colombia with Russell Stendal. Russell was kidnapped by guerillas for 142 days. Held at gunpoint deep in the jungle and with little else to

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India Story – Son of a Martyr Becomes Bold Witness

The story below is an example of what God is doing in India! My father worked in construction as I grew up. One night, he and 8 others were sleeping inside a new house construction. In the early morning, they saw part of the building had fallen down only on the opposite side of them and none of them were

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President Maduro of Venezuela Receives Jubilee Bible

An Amazing Event In December 2019, President Maduro of Venezuela received the Jubilee Bible (Edited by Russell Stendal), La Montaña and one other book written by Russell Stendal. This is further evidence of revival building in Venezuela! Please continue praying for the provision of 2 million Bibles for Venezuela. Donate For Venezuelan Bibles  

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Giving With A Thankful Heart – Mexico Update

Reported by SOM-Mexico Staff Greetings from Mexico! We just returned from an annual event in a remote village. Each year, brothers and sisters from a nearby town celebrate a time of harvest with different communities. They exemplify to the other communities their giving heart and how to tithe to the Lord. These precious brothers and sisters will bring anything from their

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Prayer For Algeria

Things are finally coming to a head after Algeria has been in the midst of a historic revolution for the past 10 months with millions of people protesting peacefully every Tuesday and Friday. After two failed election attempts due to lack of participation and support for the current regime, the government has nominated 5 candidates (all with close ties to

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India – Mahima’s Story

My name is Mahima and I was born into a fundamental Hindu family who worshipped many gods. We believed Bulk-calf was the gatekeeper for Siva, one of our gods who represents victory. We made the Bulk-calf out of mud at our home to worship. Each morning I would face the sun to show my honor and devotion to the sun

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Urgent Prayer for Colombia

December 03, 2019 This past weekend, a huge national strike was broadcasted to begin on December 4th bringing protests and violent acts to destabilize the country until December 10th. Yesterday morning we received information from our Christian native friends in Cauca. The radical native Paez Indians, who have persecuted the Christian Paez for many years, called a delegation from Cauca and Huila to join

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Courage in Colombia – Russell Stendal’s Friend Interviewed on 100 Huntley Street

Powerful story about forgiveness from the wife of a martyr in Colombia. Russell Stendal and SOM-USA are working alongside Kelly in Colombia. VOM Canada working with Colombia Para Cristo supplied the funds to build a house for Kelly and her children. Kelly is one amazing woman of God! 100huntley.com/watch?id=228652&title=courage-in-colombia--kelly-saenz-

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My Father’s Heart

My Father's Heart by Alethia Stendal EXCERPT FROM ALETHIA'S UPCOMING BOOK: In the past, there have been lots of chances of turning back, only dad never did.  When I was 11 years old the missionary school in Bogota where I attended was suddenly swarming with missionary kids fleeing the violence of the eastern planes.  Ray Rising had been kidnapped causing

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Fighting For Religious Liberty For Women

Fighting for Religious Liberty for Women - Reported by Marina Stendal Russell and I, along with our thirteen-year-old granddaughter Gabriella, recently traveled to Nigeria to attend conferences on women’s religious liberty and freedom. We were very impressed with the Christian African leaders we met. In Colombia, the security in rural areas has degenerated, particularly in areas known for drug growing

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