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Advent Reflections from the Field From Russell Stendal

Boldly shining the light of Truth in expectation of His imminent return Russell Stendal shares recent updates and Advent reflections from a year of outreach. "We are celebrating many ongoing victories amidst battles that will undoubtedly continue. With your help, Bibles for Venezuela has been an enormous success this year. I am happy to report that we have moved the last

By |January 8th, 2022|Categories: Mission, Update, Venezuela|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Advent Reflections from the Field From Russell Stendal

Pilot’s Training Symposium – Those Who Risk Their Lives for the Gospel

  Flying through Mexico's rugged, windy, and treacherous mountain terrain takes much skill, understanding, and courage, as the risks are significant. In one instance, SOM Mexico Director overcame a close call in which his plane went into an uncontrolled tailspin. He gives God glory for avoiding a certain death and walking away unharmed.   First, SOM leadership dreamed about gathering

By |December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Mexico, Mission, News, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pilot’s Training Symposium – Those Who Risk Their Lives for the Gospel

First Shipments of Piaroa Bibles Arrive in Venezuela

Anticipation has been building in Venezuela for many months amidst the Piaroa Tribe. After working for 25 years, a Bible translator has recently completed the entire Bible, and the first shipment of Bibles are finally being distributed.    Transporting these Bibles over the dangerous, muddy, and drenched roads is no small feat. The thousands of Bibles are boxed and have

High Profile Woman Northwest Africa Agriculture Program Overcomes Nightmares with Christ

This is a Testimony of a High Profile Northwest Africa Woman Who Overcomes Nightmares with Christ through the African Agricultural Program First of all, I come from a prominent Muslim family generally made up of Marabout (Muslim holy men). My father is a prominent Marabout who passed the leadership to my big brother. For us, the principles of Islam are

By |December 10th, 2021|Categories: Africa, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on High Profile Woman Northwest Africa Agriculture Program Overcomes Nightmares with Christ

21st Class of India Students Graduate with Gladness

Students take an Oath to Gladly Surrender Everything to Jesus Praise God, the 21st class of students in India commissioned out from twenty-two church planting schools and sewing discipleship schools in November 2021. Excitement and enthusiasm filled the 869 students as they looked to the opportunity to reach out and start a new ministry. Students take an oath to surrender

Church Planter Reports on Two Weeks of Captivity in India for “Forced Conversion”

Church Planter Accused and Arrested for "Forced Conversion" Witnesses to Captors Falsely accused of the "forced conversion" of a tribal Hindu family, a church planter in India shares his testimony of spending two weeks in jail while witnessing the love of Christ to the guards and trusting in Jesus despite the worst of times.    The prison guard asked me

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: India, News, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Church Planter Reports on Two Weeks of Captivity in India for “Forced Conversion”

Bangladeshi Seamstress Expresses Great Joy and Thanksgiving

Touched by Jesus and the Power of the Gospel I was born into a Roman Catholic family, but I didn't know Jesus as my Savior. My husband is a church planter graduate from SOM Bangladesh.  In April 2020, my husband explained to me how I could learn about Jesus as my Savior. He also discussed that I am a sinner,

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: Bangladesh, Mission, News, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bangladeshi Seamstress Expresses Great Joy and Thanksgiving

Fall Shipment of Bibles Passed through Customs

Shipment of Bibles Makes it Through Customs Amidst Many Challenges As the Economic Situation Deteriorates in Places like Venezuela, the Spiritual Revival Continues to Intensify. We are all delighted to be able to place highly sought-after books and Bibles into the hands of those who are desperately seeking God with all their hearts. Operations to put literature and other materials

Strategic Plan for SOM

The Biblical Road Map for SOM in 2021 and 2022 Spirit of Martyrdom operates with the primary objective of Internationally Serving Leaders Who Risk Much for Jesus.   How does SOM serve and support international leaders?  Faithfully, the ministry serves by providing prayer, Christ-centered leadership influence, Biblical counsel, steady financial increase with maturing spiritual fruit, and engagement on the field

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Mission, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Strategic Plan for SOM

Church Planter: Dying Impact

Ministry Leader Reaches Hundreds During Final Months My husband, Karu, was a church planter who poured his life for Jesus even unto death. We were married for six years serving Jesus and raising our tiny girl. Karu graduated in the 20th class of church planters in April 2021 and began leadership for Jesus. He fell sick suddenly Karu was a

By |October 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, India, Persecution|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Church Planter: Dying Impact

Threats of Prison: She Continues to Share Jesus and Truth

Steadfast Witness in India Faces Jail Time for Sharing Faith    Life can be problematic in Hindu-dominated northern India, but I never imagined receiving threats of prison time for sharing my faith.   About three years ago, before being a Christian, I suffered from a severe eye problem causing intense pain. I was taken to India's most sacred religious sites

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: India, News, Persecution|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Threats of Prison: She Continues to Share Jesus and Truth

Prayer Guide

2021 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Thank you for praying & standing with our persecuted family; above all, this IDOP prayer guide will help you to pray for specific details connected to those who are risking much for the sake of Jesus. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) falls on Sunday of November

Testimony: Overcoming Isolation by Faith 

Lighthouse Leader Overcomes Extreme Isolation by Faith Unfortunately, even though I was married for ten years and blessed with two children, my husband left me in 2016 because he was in a relationship with another woman. I was heartbroken. Alone and unskilled, I could not qualify for any job. We were dependent upon my husband to make our living, so when he

Explosive Growth in Broadcast, Desperate Need for Bibles in Venezuela

Broadcast Expands, but the Need for Bibles in Venezuela is Desperate Our radio broadcast has reached a new tribe in Venezuela in their native language for the first time. We have contacted a large tribe of over 100,000 people who speak the language and are eager to hear the Word.  There is a new need for Bibles!  We only knew

Message from a Bible Translator

Bible Translation and Distribution Impacts Community For those living in the land of information overload, it’s difficult to conceive of a world without phones, the internet, radio, information, and access to a Bible translation in your native language. Nevertheless, many quadrants of the world have ZERO access to any information to understand the Gospel. This huge void is where the

By |September 18th, 2021|Categories: Bible Translation, Blog, Venezuela|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Message from a Bible Translator

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