Afghanistan: Christians Face Even More Opposition

Humaritarian worker in Afghanistan John Weaver talks about the opposition Christians face in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban has taken over

CANADA — Long time humaritarian worker in Afghanistan John Weaver talks about the opposition and challenges Christians face in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban has taken over, but how the current situation may actually see more Afghans turn to Jesus. And CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Floyd Brobbel, explains how they’re supporting persecuted believers there.

For Afghan followers of Jesus, persecution was a reality even before the Taliban returned to power. Radical Islam and violent political activity make the nation a dangerous place for Christians to live. To convert from Islam to Christianity can result in harsh consequences, even martyrdom, and yet thousands have decided to follow Christ.

In the episode of the Closer to the Fire podcast, host Greg Musselman and the CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Floyd Brobbel, are joined by John Weaver, a longtime humanitarian relief worker in Afghanistan. This dedicated Christian worker, who has lived in the Central Asian country with his wife and children for more than 20 years, discusses the current heartbreaking situation and explains what we can do to help our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.


About Voice of the Martyrs Canada

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost.


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