Be inspired by the stories of our persecuted brothers and sisters! At the VOM ADVANCE conference, speakers from around the world share personal testimonies about God’s faithfulness in the midst of persecution. Join us to learn how God’s kingdom is advancing, even in the face of fierce opposition. Meet your persecuted family face to face, and let God use their stories to challenge you to a deeper, bolder walk with Him.

The conference rekindled my desire to pray for others, to stand in the gap and, again, intercede for those who are persecuted for His name.

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You make the persecuted real to us by sharing their pictures and their stories, and I feel like we know them through our prayers.

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    Kentwood, MI
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    Lincoln, NE
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    Excelsior, MN
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    Kentwood, MI
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    Lincoln, NE
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    San Jose, CA
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    Excelsior, MN
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    Central Florida

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About The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967, VOM is dedicated to inspiring all believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission no matter the cost. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today through the following main purposes:

Our ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
  • To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
  • To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
  • To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
  • To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.

Register for this VOM Advance Conference Saturday, November 03, 2018, in San Jose, CA Register Now

Time

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

Calvary Chapel San Jose
1175 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95118

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Details

One-day conference 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for registration, prayer room and resource area.

Lunch is 12:00-1:15 p.m. on your own at area restaurants.

There is no charge to attend. There is the opportunity to give an offering.

No child care provided.

Video and photography are prohibited during the conference.

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Speakers

  • Brother John
    Syria
    Born in Syria, "Brother John" is a part of God's great work in bringing Arab people to a true, saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in war-torn Syria. more about Brother John

    Born in Syria, "Brother John" is a part of God's great work in bringing Arab people to a true, saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in war-torn Syria.

  • Brother Bennie
    India
    Pastor Bennie is president of IMPACT Leadership Development with Alpha Bible Churches of India. more about Brother Bennie

    "Brother Bennie" is chief executive pastor of Alpha Ministries, Inc., and serves as the president of IMPACT Leadership Development at Alpha Bible Churches of India. Their objective is to train 100,000 leaders to plant 100,000 churches by 2020. Bennie followed in the footsteps of his parents, who are church-planting missionaries in northern India. He spends most of his time speaking at seminars in Africa and in South Asian countries, empowering Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs.

  • Dr. Mike Ansari
    Iran
    Dr. Mike Ansari is the president of Heart4Iran, a non-political partnership of multinational organizations whose number-one aim is to serve and bless the people of Iran. more about Dr. Mike Ansari

    Dr. Mike Ansari is the president of Heart4Iran, a non-political partnership of multinational organizations whose number-one aim is to serve and bless the people of Iran.

    Mike was born into a secular Muslim family in the city of Shiraz, Iran. At age 7, he experienced the Iranian Islamic Revolution and witnessed the deaths of many Iranians, including his cousin. The events of his early life led him to question Islam, spirituality and God. Mike eventually came to the United States and dedicated himself to academics, becoming a biochemist and a doctor. When Mike’s mother came to know Jesus Christ through a dream, the change he saw in her was so dramatic that he put his faith in Jesus, too.

    Early in his walk as a new Christian, Mike felt led to help unify the church and equip worshipers inside Iran. He founded FarsiPraise Ministries and some years later was asked to join Mohabat TV, where he currently serves as director of operations. Mohabat TV broadcasts Farsi Christian programs into Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan 24 hours a day via satellite. During his tenure, Mike has developed one of the largest and most successful models of partnership among dozens of ministries serving the Farsi speakers of Iran and the surrounding region.

    He is author of The Forbidden Stories, a compilation of 299 testimonies of Iranian Muslims who have encountered Jesus in dreams and visions.

  • Robert Brock
    VOM
    Robert Brock has been with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. He has shared in hundreds of churches, reaching thousands every year with the message of the persecuted church. more about Robert Brock

    Robert Brock has been with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. He has shared in hundreds of churches and venues reaching thousands every year with the message of the persecuted church. Robert is an excellent communicator, bringing to life the faith and courage of our persecuted family. Before joining VOM, Robert and his family lived in Europe, working with refugees from communist and Islamic countries. Robert has ministered in countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East, including Pakistan, Vietnam, Sudan, China, India, Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, Colombia, Bangladesh and Nepal. On his overseas travels, he meets with families of martyrs and delivers aid, relief and spiritual encouragement.

  • Gilbert Hovsepian
    Iran, Music & Worship
    Gilbert Hovsepian became involved in Christian music at an early age, producing his first recording by age 20. He faced persecution and numerous violent threats after his father, Rev. Haik Hovsepian, was martyred. more about Gilbert Hovsepian

    Gilbert Hovsepian was born in Iran, where his family and church community faced persecution because of their Christian faith. He witnessed God’s power amid the persecution, as many Muslims came to know Christ through his father’s evangelism. When Gilbert was 17, his father, Rev. Haik Hovsepian, was kidnapped and stabbed to death by Islamic extremists.

    The persecution continued even after his father’s martyrdom, causing Gilbert to seek God’s face more earnestly. Despite losing his father in 1994, Gilbert forgave the killers and, by God’s grace, began his own international ministry work. Gilbert has traveled to numerous countries and to more than 200 churches worldwide, ministering through music, media, worship and teaching. His satellite programs have touched thousands of lives internationally, leading many Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ.

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For residents outside USA, please call 800-747-0085.

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