Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jacqueline Hamill

Reportedly this is the body of Jacqueline Hamill. There is what appears to be a dark figure standing over her body.  The dark shadows make the figure look like it has two horns and an animal-like face looking down at her.
Missionary Jacqueline Hamill has been on the news and social media outlets this past week due in part because of an upcoming election in the Philippines. It has come to light that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, who is currently leading the polls and may very well be the next president, said some disparaging remarks about how she died.
Jackie passed away back in 1989 when as a missionary, she visited a Davao City prison with a group of 15 from the Sydney Australia Christian City Church. Prisons already have a bad reputation for housing the worse of the worst, but in this prison where inmates are housed under subhuman conditions, the dangers were higher.  From all reports Jacky knew the risks.  But this is something that she wanted to do.  It made her very happy and she knew that this was God’s calling for her. On August 13 after concluding their worship service, some the prisoners took the visitors as hostages to protest the prison conditions.

This is one of the few public photos of Jacqueline with enhancements.
The prisoners had taken some of the guns from the guards. The standoff lasted for three days.  During the entire ordeal Jacky kept her resolve of a true Christian.  She and another female were raped repeatedly by the prisoners. The prisoners took their turn with each of the two women.  Jackie knew that she was going to die.  But she did not show it.  According to reports she kept signing to God and preaching to the prisoners who held her hostage.  She did this to the very end. It is known that at least one of the prisoners threw away his weapon and converted to Christianity right there and then.

On the third day the Davao authorities launched a raid into the compound and killed all of the inmates who started the hostage ordeal. Eyewitness accounts claim that during the shootout, Jackie was shot.  The authorities denied killing any hostages.  Authorities claim that they started the raid when they learned that Jackie’s throat had been slashed and this put the rest of the hostages in mortal danger. Jackie was only 36 years old and apparently stunningly beautiful.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Save the Life of Missionary Son Jon Nam

Son Jong Nam, an underground Christian in North Korea, has spent more than a year in prison, awaiting public execution. On January 2006 he risked his life returning to North Korea to preach the gospel and our contacts believe he is still alive, although contact is limited.

Son Jong Nam Update

In 2007 The VOM made a concerted effort to publicize the arrest and imprisonment of North Korean Christian Son Jong Nam.

We have continued to follow Son Jong Nam’s case since that time, in spite of difficulties getting information out of North Korea. Our contacts on the Korean peninsula have informed us that the most recent information leads them to believe that Son Jong Nam has died in prison.

We are thankful for all those who prayed for and wrote letters to Son Jong Nam; we are also thankful for his example of faithfulness to Christ. He’s arrived safely Home.

Address for Son Jong Nam

Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea to the United Nations

820 Second Avenue, 13th Floor
New York
NY 10017.

When writing a letter, NEVER mention the name of the source of your information or the name of any organization. It is not dangerous for a prisoner to receive letters from individuals, but if an organization is mentioned they may be accused of links with ‘foreign organizations’ and receive harsher sentences. Also, please do not state anything negative about their government. For the latest information, including letter writing tools and helps, please visit PrisonerAlert.com.

Below is a sample letter:

I gave thanks for you when I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray the eyes, ears and hearts of those who persecute you may open to Jesus. Philippians 1:29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Y-Ben Hok

Pastor Y-Ben Hdok with this daughter

On April 28, 2008 Pastor Y-Ben Hdok was arrested by police in the Daklak province of Vietnam. After not coming home for lunch, his wife H-Riu Mlo went looking for him at the police station. At the police station the policemen had him in a headlock. In order for his wife not to see their abuse of her husband they kicked her and threw her out of the room. In spite of the fact that he had bruises and cuts all over his body the policemen claimed that he had committed suicide. His crime was that he was pasturing to 132 believers in his congregation of the Ede tribe.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Phil Masters

Phil Masters went with his wife to Irian Jaya of Indonesia in 1961 to evangelize to the Yali people. The Yali worshipped pagan spirits. Phil knew the dangers about preaching to the Yali. He was able to translate the bible into the Yali language.

Many Yali leaders and Kembu priests felt threatened by Phil and his coworker Stan because they preached against the evil spirits they worshipped. Phil saw how the Yali shoot several arrows at the body of Stan. Everytime they shot him he would stand up and break the arrows. After he collapsed they then turned their attention to Phil and he also suffered the same fate.