Explore, The Persecuted Stories

More than 97,000 men, women, and children live in No Man’s Land, a place no one would ever choose to inhabit! Learn about the floods of water and evil that threaten to wipe them out.
Out of a whole village, only a man named No accepted the message of truth brought by one of our workers. Discover how his "yes" turned a pagan village into a place of witness.
Yes, angels do love to crowd into some smoke-filled rooms full of disfigured people. Now, why could that be?
Paralysis in her legs and a dried-up milk supply led this new mother and her family to the Sabbath truth. Read how God makes such connections.
Meet a little “bomb” that’s exploding in the stronghold of the enemy.
Years in prison didn't dampen this man's enthusiasm for Christ. Pastor Victory of the Gospel lives his belief!
How could a prayer for a part-time job in Michigan lead to an encounter with Syrian refugees in the Middle East North Africa Union?
Vietnam continues to be an exciting and challenging place to share the gospel. Dinh was nervous about the growing unrest against Christians in his village. His group quietly worshipped in his home, trying not to disturb anyone, but now they had been discovered. In a short time the crowd was back. One man hit the jaw of a member who was praying. Dinh also felt the sting as he was slapped. Read more…
Millions of children are at risk of being abused, enslaved, or even trafficked into prostitution. Is there something we can do? ASAP Ministries has just finished a new curriculum for protecting children and taught our teachers in Cambodia how to use it. One teacher said, "Sometimes I’m so angry that I just shake as I hear the children share about the things they have experienced." Read More...
Nai was handcuffed and hauled off to the police station on his first visit to a secret house church in Vietnam. Read the ending and share this story to help others have courage to stand for Jesus.
When you are desperate, even a small miracle can make a big impact, and a short prayer can change someone’s life forever. This is Chhoem Sarom’s story.
Chheurn Oeun and his family were homeless after an extended stay in the hospital. All they could do was pray. Then they found Seng Sopheak and a home at the Sda Center.
Prayer became the driving force behind Bun Hean’s daily work after meeting an Adventist church member while selling fruit. This is how she learned to trust everything to God.
Chomnath tells her life story, beginning as a wealthy child, and growing into a young Khmer Rouge victim, and eventually a refugee and immigrant to the United States, all within the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit.
Church planter Chin Saroun tells the story of an encounter with a poor lady and her family. After she could see the changes prayer made in her life, her and her husband asked to be baptized.
Sim Thim’s story shows that a powerful solution is never far away when people pray. In this case, a new well gives Sim a chance to attend church, while benefiting the very people that meant to stop him.
Medical Missionary Sin Sao loves caring for the residents of the Sda Center (refuge for believers with AIDS). They have become her spiritual family. When they feel well enough, they join her on missions of mercy. Read about one such trip.
Nong Sokkorn’s story is one of steady growth as she learns to trust God in prayer. She is moving from discouragement to hope, from stress to peace, and from disease to life.
Tempted to work on the Sabbath, Sok Chea Soun learns the importance of putting Jesus first and depending on him for everything.
Thenly tells how God provided for her and her family after she said a simple prayer. You never know how important your small act of kindness may be.
Two sisters who are students of Feed and Read teacher Sok Som Arth were forced to move from Cambodia to Thailand with their parents. They girls were forced to become dishwashers at a restaurant to help earn money for their family. Continue reading to find out how God takes care of His children in sickness and in health!
“Where is the Pun Chuan family today?” Church planter Nuth Mao wondered as he scanned the members sitting expectantly in his small church one Sabbath morning. “They have been so faithful in attending, something must be seriously wrong” he anxiously thought.
Gospel truth moves forward rapidly in Vietnam. The house church members believe they must fulfill God’s command to teach and preach the truth in the Bible. They go out boldly to distribute DVDs to anyone who will accept them.
Twenty years ago it was too dangerous for Cambodia Adventist Mission officers to visit the remote Cambodian province called Preah Vihear. Read here to learn how your gifts boosted the ministry in this area.
Dy Ky passed through the first, second, third, and fourth police checkpoint without any problems. But the at the fifth checkpoint Satan almost succeeded in stopping Dy Ky from reaching the needy believers waiting inside.
Thavan Phat lives in the slums of Phnom Penh. The dragon of poverty raises its ugly head in the forms of hunger (from her children), addiction (of her husband), and hopelessness (in her heart). Yet, as a new believer in Jesus Christ, discover how Thavan saw God conquer this dragon in her world.
Torrential floods covered Chhom Boran’s village until only the roofs were visible. Still Chhom would not be deterred from reaching school. Find out how he overcame the obstacles to get his education.
Be inspired by a letter from ASAP Ministries' director, Julia O'Carey, where she tells about her trip to the Karen Adventist Academy in 2013.
“Where there is no money, there is no ministry.” Though this is often the case, this report gives an alternative, showing what happens when people prioritize prayer over finances.
In Cambodia, a country with spirit houses in every Buddhist home, demon possession is a very real threat to many. This is Thy Thouen’s story of prayer, possession, and the power of God.