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Persecution of the Early Church

The Persecution of the First Missionary and Martyr to Muslims His name sounds like he could lull you to sleep, but Ramon Llull is more of a lion than a lamb. He reached out to North Africa, faced persecution, and later became a martyr for his faith. Raised as a courtesan in the mid-1200’s on Spain’s Majorca island (or called

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Africa, Blog, News, Persecution|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Persecution of the Early Church

A Year in the Life of the India Church Planter

India Church Planter Faces Challenges Firstly, in Acts 13, the Holy Spirit calls out Paul and Barnabas to go into the ministry of church planting. For example, imagine a world, such as India, where almost everyone and everything is against you. In other words, the religious establishment is against you. Meanwhile, the government is against you. In addition, your own family

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog, India, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Year in the Life of the India Church Planter

Economic Crisis Deepening in South America: Presenting Unprecedented Opportunities

Economic Crisis Deepening in South America Economic Strife Presenting Unprecedented Opportunities Russell and Marina Stendal The economic crisis in South America is deepening and presenting opportunities for us to serve. There are a number of delicate situations we are monitoring. Just when we think things have hit rock bottom, they continue to get worse. Entire nations are in that boat,

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Mission, News, Persecution, South America, Update|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Economic Crisis Deepening in South America: Presenting Unprecedented Opportunities

[PHOTO GALLERY] 2020 Highlights from South America

2020 Highlights from South America 2020 Highlights Reported by: Russell and Marina Stendal In reflecting back on the highlights in 2020, it was a very productive and successful year for our ministry and you have been a vital part. At first, things did not look so good due to the pandemic lockdowns. This, however, gave us time to finish writing, editing,

Relief Gladly Received in Mountainous Mexico

Relief Gladly Received in Mountainous Mexico Relief sent to Villagers in the Mountains of Mexico Due to the COVID-19 virus, it has been a while since SOM-Mexico team has been able to visit the indigenous people in the mountains. The tribal people are having a hard time economically since the rain has been scarce this year. The harvest was very

By |January 18th, 2021|Categories: Mexico, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Relief Gladly Received in Mountainous Mexico

Fulani Woman Healed and will be Attending Sewing Discipleship School

Inspiring Story of a Fulani Woman This Fulani woman was healed by Jesus through the ministry of a Christian doctor.  She will be attending the Upcoming Discipleship Sewing School. Click here to read more about our ministry in Northwest Africa. I Couldn't Walk and the Local Fulani Witch Doctors Couldn't Help I am from a Fulani people group who brought

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Africa, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fulani Woman Healed and will be Attending Sewing Discipleship School

Joy in the Journey Part 2: Learning Love from Persecuted Believers

Joy in the Journey Part 2: Learning Love from Embattled and Persecuted Believers This is part 2 in a series of articles about the founder and visionary of SOM International, who has encountered joy and contentment among persecuted believers in the Church at Risk. David has traveled to 53 countries around the globe and walked alongside many who have faced

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: News, Persecution, Update|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Joy in the Journey Part 2: Learning Love from Persecuted Believers

Who Are Living Martyrs?

Who are Living Martyrs? By David Witt   In a nutshell, a living martyr is a credible witness for Christ--one who will not compromise their faith in Jesus and His work. Jesus Himself and His disciples risk and sacrifice much for the love and work of God. How is it possible to be a living martyr -- alive and at

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Joy in the Journey Part 1: Learning Joy in Christ form Embattled Believers

Joy in the Journey Part 1: Learning Joy in Christ from Embattled Believers David Witt, founder and visionary of SOM International, has traveled to 53 countries around the world—countries where believers are often restricted, marginalized, and persecuted.  Despite such hardships, David discovered that the persecuted global body has actually helped him to discover joy in the Lord and instill Christ-like

Bibles by the Boatload in Venezuela

Bible Delivery: Bibles by the Boatload in Venezuela By Russell and Marina Stendal Turmoil and unrest continue to increase in the world around us, but we are finding unprecedented opportunities to share the gospel and to witness exponential growth. One of the world’s most dangerous places is the 1,378-mile Colombia/Venezuela border. This region is home to many diverse and corrupt

[Urgent Prayer] Bob Fu, Director of China Aid – Persecution in the USA

Waves of Persecution Break Out on American Shores Bob Fu, Director of China Aid, and the recent account of persecution in the USA By David Witt CEO, SOM International Communism in America? How would you feel if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting you and your family directly in the United States? Can you picture a dozen

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on [Urgent Prayer] Bob Fu, Director of China Aid – Persecution in the USA

My Transformed Life – Mexico Story

My Transformed Life A brother in Christ from the city shared the Lord with me in my remote village. I was far from Christ's ways and was a corrupt man. I would drink a lot and frequently visit brothels. I was a very unfaithful man. When I met Christ, my desires changed and I felt liberated. It has been three

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New Far Reaching Radio Tower Covers All Venezuela

Installing radio towers is not for the faint of heart. Climbing up to elevated heights is daunting. Facing strong winds in high temperatures requires patience.   Overcoming numerous technical difficulties for weeks takes perseverance. Nevertheless, by the grace of God, SOM Colombia workers accomplished the complicated task of installing a radio tower on the Colombia border that extends transmission all over

India Testimony – Wife Forgives Husband Who Burned Her With Oil

India Testimony - Wife Forgives Husband Who Burned Her With Oil Wife's Background I was raised by a Hindu family and married a Hindu man. We were blessed with two children. There was much stress and many troubles in my life. Shortly after my wedding, a Christian friend shared the gospel and I received Christ as my Savior. Many times,

Bangladeshi Couple Leads 56 People to Christ

Bangladeshi Couple Leads 56 People to Christ   “… love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 A fellow believer in Bangladesh shares: Before we met Jesus, there was no peace in our personal lives. There was no joy, and there was little hope. But when my husband and I met Jesus, we found great love and peace.

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