The Voice of the Martyrs conference in Buffalo this August

On Saturday, August 10, The Voice of the Martyrs’ “Unashamed” Regional Conference takes place at Buffalo’s Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church.

Conference speakers will encourage and challenge you through testimonies, God’s Word and information that will stir and equip you for his eternal purposes.
The conference will feature the following speakers:

Gracia Burnham was a missionary in the Philippines with her husband, Martin. On May 27, 2001, they were kidnapped by the militant Muslim group Abu Sayyaf and held captive in the jungle for 376 days. During a rescue attempt by the Philippine Army on June 7, 2002, Martin was killed and Gracia was wounded. She shares her story in the books In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again.

Steven Khoury is the youngest ordained Arab pastor in Israel and the Palestinian territories. He represents Christians in Israel before national and international leaders around the world and is actively involved in ongoing and expanding ministries and outreaches in the Holy Land. He is the author of the book In the Backyard of Jesus.

Russell Stendal was raised on the mission field in Colombia and became a missionary jungle pilot at age 19. He was kidnapped in 1983 by Marxist rebels and held hostage for five months. Today, Russell operates Christian radio stations, publishes Christian literature and makes parachute drops of Christian literature and shortwave radios (VOM parachute project) into remote areas of Colombia.

Todd Nettleton has been on staff with VOM since 1998. He has traveled to Sudan, Egypt, Turkey, Eritrea, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Azerbaijan and other nations. Todd was part of the writing team for Extreme Devotion and FOXE: Voices of the Martyrs. He has been interviewed more than 1,850 times by various media outlets, including CNN, the BBC, CBN, Newsweek and TBN.

Musician/vocalist Amy Shreve and husband, Gary, lived in Nashville, TN, for many years. They have recorded 16 CDs varying from harp instrumental to a vocal with contemporary style and full instrumentation accompaniment. Two of their CDs have been done with The Voice of the Martyrs. They have led worship and music at VOM National conferences and regional conferences across the United States. The newest CD includes the song “Beautiful Scars,” written on behalf of our faithful brothers and sisters.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:
Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church
8445 Greiner Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration, resource center and prayer.
Lunch will be on your own from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at area restaurants.
There is no cost to attend the conference, but an offering will be received.

To register and for more information, visit and select “NEW YORK (Williamsville / Buffalo)” under “Conference Schedule” on the left side of the page. You can also register by e-mailing your name, phone number and the number attending to or you may call 877-337-0302.