Please join us Saturday, September 13, for The Voice of the Martyrs’ “I Commit” Regional Conference. Many Christians around the world today are persecuted because of their faith in Christ, yet through their lives and words they continue to proclaim, “I Commit” to serve the Lord, to stand faithful and to share the gospel with others. Come and be encouraged by persecuted believers’ testimonies of courage and faith, hear how God has worked in their lives and learn what God’s Word teaches us about persecution and commitment.
The conference will feature the following speakers:
Gracia Burnham was a missionary in the Philippines with her husband, Martin. On May 27, 2001, they were kidnapped by the militant Muslim group Abu Sayyaf and held captive in the jungle for 376 days. During a rescue attempt by the Philippine Army on June 7, 2002, Martin was killed and Gracia was wounded. She shares her story in the books In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again.
Bob Fu, founder of China Aid Association (CAA), was raised in mainland China and was a leader of the student democracy movement. In 1992 Bob became the pastor of a house church. Four years later he and his wife were imprisoned. After fleeing to the United States, Bob Fu founded CAA to draw international attention to China’s human rights violations against house church Christians. His story is told in the new book God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom.
Russell Stendal was raised on the mission field in Colombia and became a missionary jungle pilot at age 19. He was kidnapped in 1983 by Marxist rebels and held hostage for five months, a story he relates in his book Rescue the Captors. Today, Russell operates Christian radio stations, publishes Christian literature and makes parachute drops of Christian literature and shortwave radios (VOM parachute project) into remote areas of Colombia.
Robert Brock has been on staff with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. He has met with and served our persecuted brothers and sisters in China, Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cuba, India, Myanmar, Laos, Bangladesh, Colombia and many other nations. Robert travels extensively around the United States, sharing the stories of persecuted believers in conferences, churches and with various organizations.
Musician/vocalist Amy Shreve and husband, Gary, lived in Nashville, TN, for many years. They have recorded 16 CDs ranging from harp instrumental to a vocal with contemporary style and full instrumental accompaniment. Two of their CDs have been done with The Voice of the Martyrs. They have led worship and music at VOM national conferences and regional conferences across the United States. A recently released CD includes the song “Beautiful Scars,” written on behalf of our faithful brothers and sisters.
The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
Calvary Community Church
4400 N 1st St.
Lincoln, NE 68521
Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration, resource center and prayer.
Lunch will be on your own from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at area restaurants.
There is no cost to attend the conference, but an offering will be received.
To register and for more information, visit www.vommeetings.com and click on More Information to the right of “September 13, 2014 NEBRASKA (Lincoln)” in the conference listing. You can also register by phone at 800-747-0085 or by e-mailing your name, phone number and the number attending to firstname.lastname@example.org. For other information, please phone 877-337-0302.