Why Are Christians Persistently Persecuted?

Christians face daily threats around the world in countries where freedom of faith is a far cry from reality. For example, international

Why Are Christians Persistently Persecuted?2023-08-08T11:03:00-07:00

Notorious Persecutors Then and Now

The favorite “hobbies” of some government and religious leaders yesterday and today involve oppressing, intimidating, and killing Christians, much of it for

Notorious Persecutors Then and Now2023-08-09T11:01:01-07:00

Believers Pleading for More Resources

By SOM Colombia Staff Thousands of pastors and congregations are urgently requesting our materials as the unprecedented harvest of souls continues to

Believers Pleading for More Resources2023-05-30T10:17:17-07:00

God Answers Prayer for Disciple Makers

Many of the communities the SOM Mexico team serves are in very remote areas, through difficult terrain.  They visited a recent village,

God Answers Prayer for Disciple Makers2023-05-30T10:17:47-07:00

Persecuted but Not Abandoned

By Dave Arden What a great joy and honor to meet face-to-face with our persecuted brothers and sisters in India. While the

Persecuted but Not Abandoned2023-05-30T10:17:32-07:00

Bangladesh Outreach Faces Threats and Arrests

In the middle of January, two million Muslims gathered for the Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim festivals in the world.

Bangladesh Outreach Faces Threats and Arrests2023-05-30T10:15:45-07:00

Federico’s Testimony

Before I met Christ, I was an alcoholic and drug dealer who caused much trouble. However, alcohol and drugs were not my

Federico’s Testimony2023-01-25T10:09:34-07:00

Fertilizing Discipleship

Fertilizer and Discipleship? The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom in discipleship, and sometimes we see the humor in the understanding. Who would

Fertilizing Discipleship2022-03-23T16:25:10-07:00

Ukraine: The Hand of God

From the Desk of CEO, David Witt Over years of working in hostile environments, I learned to ask, "What is God doing?"

Ukraine: The Hand of God2022-03-09T16:13:33-07:00

Prayer Guide

2021 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Thank you for praying & standing with our persecuted family; above all, this

Prayer Guide2021-10-21T13:13:38-07:00

Deadly Protests: Colombia

Opportunities for Clear Witness Amidst Deadly Protests in Colombia Imposing severe and prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns President Duque of Colombia finally realized this

Deadly Protests: Colombia2021-08-12T14:07:08-07:00

Church Planting Schools: India

India Church Planting Schools Graduate 20th Class Amazingly, at the end of April, the ministry in the SOM India planting network graduated

Church Planting Schools: India2021-07-20T08:18:13-07:00

Developments from the Mission Field

Breakthroughs, Bibles, and Broadcasting in Latin America By Russell and Marina Stendal Work continues to advance on many different fronts. Vast breakthrough

Developments from the Mission Field2021-05-06T16:20:01-07:00

Indian Church Planters Share Jesus

Indian church planters pursue expelled migrants laborers The fruit of their labor Indian church planters frequently minister to migrant laborers. The migrants

Indian Church Planters Share Jesus2021-03-18T17:02:11-07:00

High Risk. High Return.

Leaders risk their lives for Christ. SOM International serves leaders who risk much for Jesus. We work with leaders in high-risk areas,

High Risk. High Return.2021-03-17T15:08:42-07:00

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

Persecution of the Early Church2021-03-03T21:39:27-07:00

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

Bibles by the Boatload in Venezuela2020-12-11T10:53:56-07:00

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

My Transformed Life – Mexico Story2020-11-10T14:04:00-07:00

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

Bangladeshi Couple Leads 56 People to Christ2020-11-04T09:58:52-07:00

Persecuted Migrant Workers in India Discover Christ

Persecuted Migrant Workers in India Discover Christ There are 620,000 villages in India, and COVID-19 has turned village life upside down.   The

Persecuted Migrant Workers in India Discover Christ2020-12-02T12:32:22-07:00

India – Caught Between Persecutors

Aarav Ministering at House Church   In one area of our village, there are radical Hindus and on the other side, militant Communists. After graduating

India – Caught Between Persecutors2020-12-03T14:35:03-07:00

Harvest in Senegal

Reported by SOM Senegal Director God is opening many doors amidst this uncertain time and He is using the believers to shine

Harvest in Senegal2020-11-04T13:53:22-07:00

(VIDEO) Expansion of Radio Ministry in Mexico

Radio Ministry in Mexico - Expanding Christ's Message SOM Mexico workers have been connecting with our contacts in Colombia. They saw

(VIDEO) Expansion of Radio Ministry in Mexico2021-01-19T08:00:47-07:00

Sewing & Discipleship Schools in India

SOM International India: Mending Old Garments to Refresh as New Empowering Women through Sewing & Discipleship Schools   “Behold I am making

Sewing & Discipleship Schools in India2020-12-03T11:19:03-07:00

Poem: A Cry From The Persecuted

The grief and pain that entangles me deep within. The thoughts and tears are mingled in. The breaking and aching that’s become

Poem: A Cry From The Persecuted2020-09-23T09:34:34-07:00

Healthy & Functioning Body

Prayer is Vital for Global Work Prayer is essential and fuels our passion for domestic ministry in serving the American Church. The

Healthy & Functioning Body2020-08-19T08:23:19-07:00

Delicious Dal Recipe From India

Join our family in making a delicious Dal recipe from India. 80% of Indians are laborers and work

Delicious Dal Recipe From India2020-08-19T07:40:58-07:00

100,000 Masks Sewn in 1 Week in India

100,000 Masks Sewn in 1 Week in India The shut down in India has caused a massive humanitarian crisis. Indians who leave

100,000 Masks Sewn in 1 Week in India2020-12-02T14:22:04-07:00

Upper Room Prayers in North Africa

Prayers in North Africa Senegal Update Global Call to Prayer Our family in Senegal joined the SOM International global

Upper Room Prayers in North Africa2020-08-19T08:53:35-07:00

Upper Room Prayers In India

Global Call to Prayer Our family in India is calling on the SOM International global network to join them in a 10-Day

Upper Room Prayers In India2020-08-19T13:18:07-07:00

India Response To COVID-19

India Response to COVID-19 Thank you for your prayers and financial support during this global crisis. We have been able to serve hundreds of families as

India Response To COVID-192020-12-02T13:36:45-07:00

COVID-19 International Family Update

COVID-19 International Family Update Our international family is pressing forward with much fruitfulness during this global pandemic. In the

COVID-19 International Family Update2020-12-02T12:42:18-07:00

COVID-19 Update Spirit of Martyrdom

From the Desk of CEO, David In many ways, these are unprecedented days and I am writing this for your encouragement.

COVID-19 Update Spirit of Martyrdom2020-12-02T12:51:56-07:00

India Christian Testimony – Chahna

From Brokenness to Joy Chahna's Background My name is Chahna. I was born into a Hindu family. My father and mother

India Christian Testimony – Chahna2020-12-04T11:33:02-07:00

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

Giving With A Thankful Heart – Mexico Update2020-11-05T08:18:40-07:00

Mahima’s Testimony – India

My name is Mahima and I was born into a fundamental Hindu family who worshipped many gods. We believed Bulk-calf was the

Mahima’s Testimony – India2020-12-02T12:25:47-07:00

My Father’s Heart by Alethia Stendal

My Father's Heart by Alethia Stendal EXCERPT FROM ALETHIA'S BOOK: In the past, there have been lots of chances of turning back,

My Father’s Heart by Alethia Stendal2020-12-03T11:11:14-07:00

Religious Liberty For Women in Colombia & Nigeria

Fighting for Religious Liberty for Women - Reported by Marina Stendal Russell and I, along with our thirteen-year-old granddaughter Gabriella, recently traveled

Religious Liberty For Women in Colombia & Nigeria2020-12-02T13:46:44-07:00

Bangladesh Worker Evangelism Testimony

Why risk it all for Jesus? Reported by David Witt The Bangladesh bus system is one of the most dangerous transportation systems

Bangladesh Worker Evangelism Testimony2020-12-03T10:37:30-07:00

One Million Bibles For Venezuela

Transporting this Amount of Bibles per Week for 100 Weeks In order to reach our goal of one million Bibles for Venezuela we

One Million Bibles For Venezuela2020-11-11T11:53:56-07:00

India Christian Testimony – Keva

My name is Keva and this is my testimony of becoming a Christian in India. I was born into a home with

India Christian Testimony – Keva2020-12-04T11:10:09-07:00

Ministry in Mexico

SUPPLYING NEEDS IN MEXICO The workers in Mexico travel through treacherous areas in the mountains to bring practical items to

Ministry in Mexico2019-09-18T11:32:11-07:00

Mexico Medical Brigade

Dentists being flown in by Ultralight Aircraft By SOM Mexico Staff May 2019, the SOM Mexico Medical Team had the

Mexico Medical Brigade2020-12-02T13:58:08-07:00

Evangelism Workshop Testimony

I am pleased to introduce to you Tina Wright, who recently was promoted to Senior Instructor status for SOM Witness Development Workshops.

Evangelism Workshop Testimony2020-12-03T10:27:26-07:00

Lomalinda: A Beautiful Hill by Russell Stendal, Jr.

Lomalinda is a beautiful place! by Russell Stendall, Jr.   It’s located in the plains of eastern Colombia, however Lomalinda isn’t flat. Lomalinda

Lomalinda: A Beautiful Hill by Russell Stendal, Jr.2020-12-02T12:13:08-07:00

India Testimony – Transformed Village

India Testimony - Transformed Village My name is Jamal and I was healed from a lung disease and gave my life to Jesus. Since

India Testimony – Transformed Village2019-06-27T13:17:14-07:00

Dabak’s Testimony

My name is Dabak and I grew up in a strong Hindu home. My life was transformed five years ago. I am now

Dabak’s Testimony2019-06-27T13:17:20-07:00

Sindhu’s Testimony

My name is Sindhu and I am 18 years old. I was born to strong Hindu parents in North India. Growing up,

Sindhu’s Testimony2019-06-27T13:17:32-07:00

Article about Russell Stendal – by Douglas Feavel

Article About Russell Stendal But You Care, Don’t You? When a man’s ways please the Lord. (Proverbs 16:7) The window for openly evangelizing in Colombia,

Article about Russell Stendal – by Douglas Feavel2020-12-03T10:49:44-07:00

The Lone Ranger by Russell Stendal

The Unquenchable Life   (A Study of Acts Chapters 8 – 28)   by Russell M. Stendal   Introduction   I have

The Lone Ranger by Russell Stendal2020-12-02T11:06:28-07:00

Update On Kelly From Colombia

Colombia  Update About Kelly     Click Here to Listen to Update Kelly's husband Pabel was martyred in 2014 while delivering Bibles

Update On Kelly From Colombia2019-04-17T11:19:37-07:00

Honoring Albert Luepnitz

  Here in Bogota, Albert Luepnitz just finished another ministry tour in which a large number of military officers including top generals

Honoring Albert Luepnitz2020-12-02T14:28:50-07:00

Sarah’s Heart

Fearless Faithful Children Around the World God's Word reminds us to keep a child-like faith as we draw near to Him. Children

Sarah’s Heart2019-05-15T09:55:53-07:00

Russell Stendal Arrested Tried Released

Russell Stendal Arrested, Tried, & Released   "If you preach the true Gospel of the Lord, you will have to live it...our

Russell Stendal Arrested Tried Released2020-12-02T12:17:58-07:00
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