“When the airport security officer tapped me on the shoulder and motioned for me to follow him, I did not think much of it. It was 10 December 2015, and I was heading home after spending four days in Sudan meeting with Christians and evaluating how The Voice of the Martyrs could help the church there. Everything seemed routine until an officer spread several photographs before me on a table. Clearly, I had been under surveillance by Sudanese police ever since entering the country.
After confiscating my camera and laptop, authorities at the Khartoum airport questioned me for almost 24 hours. I was led to a cell at about 1:30 am. The next morning I met my cellmates who turned out to be members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS).... then things in my prison cell changed for the worse. My cell mates made it very clear that as a Christian, I was an infidel, of little value. They beat me, hit me with a broom handle, punched me and kicked me. One particular beating was so severe that I thought I had a broken rib. Despite this physical abuse, I realized God was performing a miracle! I had peace!”
As we were busy with the editing of the six-part DVD series by Dr. Randall Smith on the life and writings of Paul, we received news of the visit of Petr Jašek from the Czech Republic to South Africa. Petr is the Ambassador of the The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), the mission founded by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand after his release from 14 years of severe torture by the Communists in Romanian prisons.
As ambassador of VOM, Petr oversees the support of Christian martyrs worldwide, as Christian persecution is increasing these days. In his efforts to support persecuted Christians in the Sudan, he was recently caught and imprisoned for life. Miraculously, in answer to many Christians’ continuous prayers from all over the world, Petr was released after 14 months of beatings and torture. However, on the DVD above IMPRISONED, BEATEN, TORTURED, he testifies of how the Lord strengthened him and even used him under those circumstances to lead many other inmates to the Lord – accomplishing in prison that which was illegal for Christians to do in that country.
Thus, when we at Kerugma Productions heard of his visit, we enquired from VOMSA for permission to film his remarkable testimony. As someone who experienced persecution himself, Petr also gave an excellent teaching on the Biblical foundation of persecution as can be seen on the DVD: THE REFINER’S FIRE – The Theology of Persecution by Petr Jašek.
In this DVD he tells how, serving the persecuted church in many countries, he met brothers and sisters who have not only lost material things, and family members, but even parts of their own bodies. From their experience and his own, he testifies how the Lord uses persecution in the lives of Christians. Jesus said in Matthew 5:10 that those who are persecuted are blessed. He encouraged His followers to testify boldly of His love and grace when brought before authorities for His Name’s sake. He even warned them that they will be killed because of their love for Him. Then we see his words being fulfilled in Acts 4 when the apostles were beaten because of their bold witness. Paul had also been beaten many times, stoned and was eventually killed because of his commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. According to the Word, persecution is an essential part of the Christian’s life.
Both these DVDs are available now from Kerugma Productions, at a special launch price of only R79.95 per DVD until the end of the month. From September 1st, we will have them available at the normal price of R99.95 each. As always, the DVDs are also available to buy or watch online - on our website at www.kerugma.org . Until September 1st, the special online price is $1.99 to WATCH and $5.95 to PURCHASE. To view the trailers of these DVDs, click on the pictures below.
R79.95 plus postage
till 31 August 2019
R79.95 plus postage
till 31 August 2019
We just want to notify our English readers who can understand Afrikaans, that we have released an Afrikaans DVD earlier this year by Neil Olwagen, called DIE LIEFDESBRIEF VAN JUDAS. It is a sermon on the book of Jude. You may watch a preview of the DVD on our website here: https://www.kerugma.org/product/die-liefdesbrief-van-judas/
SERMONS ON OUR WEBSITE
We would like to turn your attention to the free audio messages that we upload regularly on our website under the “Sermons” tab. Unfortunately we only have Afrikaans sermons for now, but we do plan to upload English sermons in future. Just go to “Sermons” on our website, choose the presenter and the sermon that you want to listen to, and enjoy!
Our prayer is that the watching of these DVDs will be an encouragement to you in your walk with the Lord Jesus in your unique situation.
May the Lord, be with you.
Naas and Marina le Roux
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