Eugene Bach, one of the speakers, takes a picture of the six other speakers, Issac Liu, Naghmeh Panahi, Peter Xu, Brother Yun, Mariam Ibraheem and Esther Chang. Xu surprised conference organizers with his arrival and so is not pictured on the screen behind them listing conference speakers. MESQUITE, Texas — “You have to give forth great light in this time,” Brother Yun, a man who says he miraculously walked out of a maximum-security prison in China, told The Stream in an interview at the Voices of the Persecuted Church conference.
Several hundred people from around the nation and the world filled a meeting room near Dallas, Texas, October 22-23 to hear directly from persecuted Christians. Speakers told the audience stories of God’s faithfulness to them as they lived for God in China, Iran, Sudan, and North Korea.
“This once-in-a-lifetime conference will most likely never happen again, but we praise God that we were able to witness all these giants of the faith in one place,” Eugene Bach, one of the speakers, wrote after the conference on the website of Back to Jerusalem (BTJ), the international missions organization hosting the conference. Speakers Tell First-Hand Accounts and Encourage Gospel Focus
Three of the speakers are particularly closely connected: Brother Yun; Isaac Liu , Yun’s son; and Peter Xu , Yun’s fellow underground church leader. Yun, a founding leader of BTJ, is known for his 2002 autobiography, The Heavenly Man , which has been translated into nearly 50 languages and features miraculous accounts from his life as a leader of the underground church in China and his eventual escape from the country to further the gospel internationally. Brother Yun
Yun elaborated on stories from his autobiography, saying his audience was likely already familiar with what he was about to share. He had thought […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
To those who have the means, we ask that you please donate. We have options available now, but there is no telling when those options will cancel us. We have our GivingFuel page. There have been many who have been canceled by PayPal, but for now it’s still an option. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to get the truth to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
Thank you, and God Bless!