North Korea: Persecuted Christians
Sang-chul: North Korea Joseph Smith Foundation

VOM’s short film for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2019, SANG-CHUL: NORTH KOREA, illustrates the challenges of following Christ inside North Korea, the world’s most restricted nation. The film will inspire you and your family, group, class, and church to pray for persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world. Filmed […]

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Colombia: Persecuted Christians
Colombia: A Martyrs Wife, The Story of Kelly Saenz Joseph Smith Foundation

When you meet Kelly Saenz, you would never know the pain and heartache she has suffered since November of 2014. Despite the fact that Kelly and her husband Pabel were raising two small children at the time, they willingly took Bibles to some very dangerous places in Colombia. One day, Pabel failed to return home. […]

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The Least Of These
The Least Of These Joseph Smith Foundation

As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee and his pregnant wife move to the town of Orissa for new opportunities and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav launches an undercover investigation […]

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Defenders of the Faith
Defenders Of The Faith Joseph Smith Foundation

When Marie Madeleine Cardon was 5 or 6 years old, she had the following dream which prepared her and her family to receive the Restored Gospel when missionaries later visited the Alps.

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Tortured For Christ (2018)
Tortured For Christ Joseph Smith Foundation

A cinematic retelling of the story of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand of Romania (March 24, 1909–February 17, 2001), who was imprisoned and tortured 14 years in Russian prisons for his belief in Jesus Christ. The film follows closely the testimony of Pastor Wurmbrand as written in his best-selling book, Tortured for Christ. The production was filmed […]

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God’s Not Dead 2
Gods Not Dead 2 Joseph Smith Foundation

High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse […]

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St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

Associated Locations: Paris, France Other multiple locations in France Associated Dates: August 23, 1572 – Born Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. On the twenty second day of August, 1572, commenced this diabolical act of sanguinary brutality. It was intended to destroy at one stroke the root of the Protestant tree, which had only […]

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John Wycliffe

Associated Locations: Ipreswell, Yorkshire Associated Dates: c. 1320 – christened December 31, 1384 (aged about 56) – John Wycliffe death May 4, 1415 – The Council of Constance decreed that Wycliffe’s books be burned and his remains be exhumed. The exhumation was carried out in 1428 when, at the command of Pope Martin V, his remains were […]

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Christian Persecution in North Korea

For the eleventh year running, this is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian. One of the few remaining Communist states, it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Christians are classified as hostile and face arrest, detention, torture, even public execution. There is a system of labour camps including the […]

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Christian Persecution under Valerian

Associated Locations: Rome Associated Dates: April, 257 – Oct. 260 – Reign Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. Began under Valerian, in the month of April, 257, and continued for three years and six months. The martyrs that fell in this persecution were innumerable, and their […]

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John Calas

Associated Locations: Toulouse, France Associated Dates: 1761 – Martyred Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. We pass over many other individual maretyrdoms to insert that of John Calas, which took place as recently as 1761, and is an indubitable proof of the bigotry of popery, and shows […]

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Christian Persecution under Domitian

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. The emperor Domitian, who was naturally inclined to cruelty, first slew his brother, and then raised the second persecution against the Christians. In his rage he put to death some of the Roman senators, some through malice; and others to confiscate […]

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