Fearless Love: God’s Heart for the Muslim World

Fearless Love in the Midst of Terror: God's Heart for the Muslim World Despite differing perspectives between Muslims and Christians, the love of Christ opens doors to shared understanding and an opportunity to connect. Making friends with Muslims is a memorable experience! What do Christians have in common with Muslims?

Who is Author, Adventurer, and Missionary David Witt?

From a distance, David Witt is the CEO of SOM International. The organization's purpose is "Internationally Serving Leaders who Risk Much for Jesus." David has served the Persecuted and Underground Church for 25 years and has traveled to 55 countries, sharing the love of Christ.  One strength of David Witt is his high-intensity development

Richard Wurmbrand’s Tortured for Christ – Book Review

The Beauty of Whole-Hearted Sacrifice When picking up a paperback of Richard Wurmbrand's classic signature work, Tortured for Christ, one must be forewarned that it is not for the faint of faith. The founder of Voice of the Martyrs, Wurmbrand states, "This book is written not so much with ink,

Fertilizing Discipleship

Fertilizer and Discipleship? The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom in discipleship, and sometimes we see the humor in the understanding. Who would guess that fertilizer in Northwest Africa plays a crucial role in ministry? Dirt mixed with organics and manure? What's the value? Yet nearly 70 percent of all Northwest

Bible Delivery

Dangerous Conditions Mark the Bible Delivery Journey... Encouraging Bible delivery testimonies abound as we travel into remote areas like dangerous Colombia -Venezuela border.    Praise God—the Lord has raised many pastors and evangelists to work under challenging conditions with little or no outside support. I recently met with two believers

Pilot’s Training Symposium – Those Who Risk Their Lives for the Gospel

  Flying through Mexico's rugged, windy, and treacherous mountain terrain takes much skill, understanding, and courage, as the risks are significant. In one instance, SOM Mexico Director overcame a close call in which his plane went into an uncontrolled tailspin. He gives God glory for avoiding a certain death and

First Shipments of Piaroa Bibles Arrive in Venezuela

Anticipation has been building in Venezuela for many months amidst the Piaroa Tribe. After working for 25 years, a Bible translator has recently completed the entire Bible, and the first shipment of Bibles are finally being distributed.    Transporting these Bibles over the dangerous, muddy, and drenched roads is no

21st Class of India Students Graduate with Gladness

Students take an Oath to Gladly Surrender Everything to Jesus... Praise God, the 21st class of students in India commissioned out from twenty-two church planting schools and sewing discipleship schools in November 2021. Excitement and enthusiasm filled the 869 students as they looked to the opportunity to reach out and

Bangladeshi Seamstress Expresses Great Joy and Thanksgiving

Touched by Jesus and the Power of the Gospel... I was born into a Roman Catholic family, but I didn't know Jesus as my Savior. My husband is a church planter graduate from SOM Bangladesh.  In April 2020, my husband explained to me how I could learn about Jesus as

Fall Shipment of Bibles Passed through Customs

Shipment of Bibles Makes it Through Customs Amidst Many Challenges... As the Economic Situation Deteriorates in Places like Venezuela, the Spiritual Revival Continues to Intensify. We are all delighted to be able to place highly sought-after books and Bibles into the hands of those who are desperately seeking God with

Church Planter: Dying Impact

Ministry Leader Reaches Hundreds During Final Months... My husband, Karu, was a church planter who poured his life out for Jesus even unto death. We were married for six years serving Jesus and raising our tiny girl. Karu graduated in the 20th class of church planters in April 2021 and

The Miraculous Gift of a Bicycle for a Church Planter in India

Testimony of a Church Planter in India... I thank the Lord for His call upon my life during this global pandemic crisis. Due to the reduction of our work hours, I am experiencing much pressure to help our family survive. To make a living, I walk or take local transportation

Extreme Poverty In Mexico: Solutions

Helping Impoverished Tribes in Mexico Become Self-Sustainable... Recently, we visited a mountainous tribal group who were anxious to see their crops grow. Indeed, this was a sign of hope for those in extreme poverty. Hope for a better season filled with enough food to sustain them. In case there are

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

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

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 brightly. Many people have come to Christ over these last several months. Praise God we were able to do a youth camp in the south with limited people. Those

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 all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)   My husband died in 2018 and my life was filled with great distress. Living in my small village in India, I felt

SOM India Graduates 18th Class of Church Planters, Despite COVID

This is one of the biggest days of students’ lives. Born into the rural, largely illiterate villages of India, the prospects of getting an education in the lower castes is extremely rare. Studying for a Christ-centered education opens doors of opportunity, previously unavailable. Therefore, with great celebration 505 church planters

Church Planters in India – Aggressive Snakes an Ongoing Threat

For church planters traversing through the fields in rural India, there’s more to overcome than the oppressive heat, relational conflict, and the daunting persecution… watch, your, step. SOM-India Director Singh reports how church planters regularly encounter snakes as a way of life. Most church planters are common laborers who cut

[VIDEO] Church Planter Plowing The Fields In Africa

Church Planter Plowing Fields by Motorcycle in Northwest Africa... Part of a Church Planter's life in Africa is plowing his field. Most church planters in this region are farmers.  Because he lacks a horse, he is able to use his motorcycle, which

President Maduro of Venezuela Receives Jubilee Bible

An Amazing Event In December 2019, President Maduro of Venezuela received the Jubilee Bible (Edited by Russell Stendal), La Montaña and one other book written by Russell Stendal. This is further evidence of revival building in Venezuela! Please continue praying for the provision of 2 million Bibles for Venezuela.

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 would have to transport this many Bibles per week for the next 100 weeks. Then, only 1 Venezuelan in 30 would have a Bible. However, it would

Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution in Venezuela

Radio Broadcast and Bible Distribution on One of the Most Dangerous Borders in the World...   The situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate. In the midst of the upheaval we are engaged in distributing a container load of beautiful study Bibles to besieged pastors and leaders. There are many places

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