Article on Russell Stendal

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 in Latin America | No Comments

How An America Preacher Came To Help The Colombian Rebels Who Abducted Him   As an American citizen traveling through remote corners of Colombia at the height of the nation’s civil war, Russell Martin Stendal offered an enticing prospect for left-wing rebels who often kidnapped foreigners for ransom. So tempting, in fact, that Stendal was abducted five […]

Testimony from the Muslim World

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 in Africa, News | No Comments

Testimony My name is Paul Modou and I am 42; I grew up in a Muslim household. I belonged to a religious Islamic ‘Suufi’ brotherhood called ‘Baye Fall” following my father for 16 years.  In this group we did not observe the Islamic prescriptions; we begged for our living and worked for our religious leader […]

Discipleship and Multiplication in the USA

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 in News | No Comments

Discussion Discipleship Method Multiplication SOM exists for the glory of God by serving His global Church and equipping them to serve as witnesses around the world. As we work with our brothers and sisters around the world, we are able to learn from their fruitful practices of witnessing and discipleship. In turn we are able to bring […]

Latin America – Prayer Alert

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Alert Russell and Marina Stendal Bogota, Colombia July, 2015 As battles rage all around us excellent opportunities for the Gospel continue to abound in the midst of the conflict. This has been the case throughout history. From this point of view, what is currently happening in places like Colombia and Syria might […]

Latin America Update

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Latin America | No Comments

Cease Fire Rescinded Fighting Escalates   Prayer Alert Reported By: Russell and Marina Stendal Bogota, Colombia June 1, 2015 Over the past week or two the war in Colombia has escalated once again as serious fighting has resumed and the unilateral cease-fire has been rescinded. This is on top of quarter million dead combatants and […]

Muslim Outreach Update

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Domestic Outreach, News | No Comments

Christian Islamic Dialogue (CID) are SOM teams reaching out to Muslims at mosques across America   I am greatly encouraged with the way the Lord is constantly planting more seeds of faith in my own heart and the Muslims that I have opportunity to witness to. Here is a great example of how all it takes is […]

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal We have seen many answers to prayer over the past several weeks. Our Lomalinda radio stations are back on line as our power situation has been resolved. This means that over one hundred thousand Galcom radios that have been distributed over the years to the people on all […]

Hope for the Soldiers of ISIS?

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Africa, News | No Comments

Testimony of Transformation in the Middle East Here is a testimony from a house church planting movement in the Middle East that SOM is able to support from your participation, we pray you are encouraged. My name is Nazir. I grew up as a Muslim from the Middle East. My parents did not care about me […]

Latin America – Prayer Alert

Posted on Apr 1, 2015 in Latin America | No Comments

Special Report Regarding Russell Stendal  Reported By: David and Cindy Witt  (April 1st, 2015) Spirit of Martyrdom Ministries Bogota, Colombia We just returned from the field in Colombia and printed this special report quickly to update you with the latest information regarding Russell Stendal. We see the battle continues for truth in Colombia both spiritually and […]

Russell Stendal Arrested-Tried-Released

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Russell Stendal Arrested-Tried-Released   “If you preach the true Gospel of the Lord, you will have to live it…our Lord Jesus said it, you will suffer persecution for my name’s sake…” Russell Stendal   Bogota, Colombia   Arrested-Tried-Released in 24 Hours Reported By David and Cindy Witt The morning of Wednesday, February 18th Russell was warned […]

Pabel – Fearless Martyr of Love

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Latin America | No Comments

Pabel and his wife Kelly Israel David (5 years old)  and Linda Estefania (3 years old) Pabel entered into the Loving Presence of his Savior November 2014 “Pabel Lived and Died for the Cause of Jesus Christ”   – A Martyr of Love   Written By: Samuel David Hernández    These were the last words of his wife […]

Latin America Update

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Latin America | No Comments

During the month of November, we recognize the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. In the last nearly 20 years of this special focus of prayer, millions have prayed for our global family. Much intercession has been given for peace in Colombia. In recent years, the Colombian government has entered into peace negotiations with […]

Meriam Ibrahim Update

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in News | No Comments

Fox News Reported on August 1, 2014: A Sudanese woman who faced the death penalty for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in New Hampshire, ready to begin a new life. Meriam Ibrahim, her husband and the couple’s two children arrived Thursday night at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where they were greeted by a […]

Urgent Need for Prayer and Action by David Witt

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in Africa, Update | No Comments

A Sudanese court sentenced a pregnant woman to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith and to come back to faith in Islam   A Sudanese court sentenced a pregnant woman to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith and to come back to faith in Islam. Meriam Yehia Ibrahim, 27 is Christian, and […]

Special Prayer Update

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News | No Comments

SOM Latin America By Russell Stendal             The Paez Indian village got hit yesterday evening with a major hail storm (the hail was between the size of marbles and golf balls). Virtually all their crops and gardens were wiped out. This was their food. Serious damage to many of the […]

Fearless Faith in North Africa

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Africa | No Comments

SOM Senegal Prayer and Praise Update Written by SOM-Senegal President Malik My name is Kumar.  I was born in the country of a fundamental Islamic country in Northwest Africa. I finished studying the Qu’ran when I was 12 years old. I diligently studied the laws and precepts of the Qu’ran so I could exalt Islam […]

Latin America Prayer Update

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update Written By Russell Stendal   This started out helping 50 families of Paez Naza Indians who had been severely persecuted and forced to leave the tribal lands. The seed money to obtain the land (17 acres aprox.) was donated by VOM Finland.  Jon Dufendach, from Alaska who recently visited the project […]

Nov 2013 Latin America Newsletter

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments
Nov 2013 Latin America Newsletter

SAVED BY GRACE… AND BOLDLY SHARING WITH OTHERS   Written by: A Colombian Worker;   Russell Stendal had sent some boxes of books and Bibles to a brigade in Tunja. A lady asked if she could take some of these materials to her pastor who ran a prosperity gospel church in Tunja. Her pastor, who […]

Latin America Prayer Update – From Violence to Fearless Love

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Latin America, Mission, News, Update | No Comments

I was born in a small town in the emerald zone of Colombia.  At 14 years old, I left home for the fever of emerald mining. From then on, I was involved with cruel men who were the owners and masters of the emeralds. I grew up in a ruthless world and it was not long before I learned […]

October 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update   EVER’S STORY   I was born in a small town in the emerald zone of Colombia. At 14 years old, I left home for the fever of emerald mining. From then on, I was involved with cruel men who were the owners and masters of the emeralds. I grew up […]

SEPT 2013 Newsletter

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Egypt’s Fearless Hope Written By Pastor Daniel Ted Spirit of Martyrdom–Muslim Outreach “On this Rock I will build my Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) God is using fundamental Islam to destroy the brick and mortar of man’s effort to build His church. God is building His Church, […]

July 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Russell and Marina Stendal I sense great turmoil in the spiritual realm as a tremendous battle is taking place. This also affects the natural realm. Enemy attacks against us and our ministry have increased but so have the open doors and unheard of opportunities.   We are in the final stages of […]

June 2013 Special Update

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Special Update: Written By David Witt Gives Thanks to Spirit of Martyrdom Partners Living Martyr Pastor Jose Jose and Zanaide Released Five months, Pastor Jose and his co-worker Zeneide endured suffering in prison for their Christian witness, orphanage and outreach to the Talibe children of Senegal, Africa. They were arrested on November 6, 2012 with […]

June 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Latin America, News | No Comments

Latin America Prayer Update Written By Alethia Stendal   This month has been so far a very exciting one. Several radio stations have been installed in the southwestern part of Colombia, in one of the most difficult areas in recent history called Cauca. It is a department in Colombia known for its difficult indigenous tribes […]

June 2013 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog, Latin America, News | No Comments

Colombia Fearless Love: Written By David Witt Isaiah 41:10  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Santiago used to be a violent Commander for the Communist Colombian Guerillas. He persecuted […]

May 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Latin America | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Colombia   It seems that the Latin America ministry has gone into overdrive this year. Everything is moving forward at an extremely rapid pace.  More radio repeaters in delicate areas; more Bibles, literature, and parachute deployment; more speaking engagements. Best of all, guerilla soldiers, government officials, paramilitary and citizens of Colombia of […]

April 2013 Newsletter Part 2

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Algeria-Faces of Joy Part 2 Written by David Witt Algerian Belivers Leading In Christian Worship Singing. Algerian believers are all persecuted for their faith since they are ex-Muslims in an Islamic state. The leaders share that the persecution is direct and indirect. The government does not say no to the church, but they do not […]

April 2013 Newsletter

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 in Blog, News | No Comments

Algeria-Faces of Joy Part One: Written By David Witt Samir radiates and face of love to his Muslim friends Algeria is becoming a nation of hope in the Islamic world. Muslims are coming to Christ and building His Church and Kingdom based on His Word and joy in the Holy Spirit. On a recent visit […]

April 2013 Latin American Newsletter

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Latin America | No Comments

Prayer Alert from Colombia   When I first asked Rick and Bebe to consider a missionary trip to Colombia, South America they hesitated. However, after intense prayer they came to such a firm commitment that they even took out a funeral plan that would cover them anywhere in the world before boarding the plane for […]

March 2013 Senegal (Africa)

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 in Africa, News | No Comments

Fearless Hope: Update on Pastor Jose and Zeneide in Senegal (Africa) Reported By David Witt In February, we visited Pastor Jose Silva Dilson and Zeneide in prison in Theis, Senegal. We were inspired and humbled by their overcoming faith. They have been imprisoned over four months after being arrested on November 6, 2012 under false […]