With the largest number of registered attendees to date, Voice of the Martyrs hosted around 2,000 people at its Advance Conference in Costa Mesa, California, for a day of meeting persecuted Christians and hearing their inspirational testimonies.
Those in attendance heard stories from believers living in countries such as India, China, Syria, and many others, which, as Rachel Bardwell of Roger Kemp and Company reported, “were nothing short of heart breaking.”
“However, this was not where the conference left their attendees,” she added in her account of the event.
Held in various cities across the country, VOM’s Advance Conferences are aimed to edify and equip attendees with tools for change and hope. The ministry explains the mission of the conference as a way “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,” conference organizers say.
“As a team and on behalf of others in attendance, we believe this mission was fully accomplished,” said Bardwell.
Following the event, Voice of the Martyrs sent a follow-up email sharing that more than 12,000 Bibles were sponsored during the conference in Costa Mesa.
There is no charge to attend VOM’s Advance Conferences, which offer a unique opportunity to meet and hear from persecuted Christians and those who work directly with them.
To find the conference nearest to you, visit www.vomadvance.com.