VOM MINISTRY FUND
Supports the Australian ministry activities and local initiatives to raise awareness about the persecuted church; also used to fund project shortfalls and emergency projects for persecuted Christians.
“I tremble because of the sufferings of those persecuted in different lands. I tremble thinking about the eternal destiny of their torturers. I tremble for Western Christians who don’t help their persecuted brethren … The West sleeps and must be awakened to see the plight of the captive nations.” Richard Wurmbrand
The Australian ministry is a vital part of the work we do at Voice of the Martyrs and, without it, the collective voice of our persecuted brothers and sisters would not be heard. Our goal at VOM is the same as when it began, that is, to be more than just a whisper, but a voice in Australia for persecuted Christians around the world. We do this by sharing their stories and shedding a light on persecution in restricted nations.
The work we do in Australia helps us raise awareness and funds, as well as increase much needed prayer support for those who are suffering persecution. Alongside their stories of suffering, we are also able to share in their victory and the hope they receive through our work.
Practically, the VOM Ministry Fund supports the Australian office and all local initiatives while also funding project shortfalls and emergency projects. The fund supports several activities to inform and update our supporters and new audiences on all international news and projects including: the production and mail-out of the monthly newsletter and subsequent email marketing and App development, plus advertising across a range of platforms including print and digital, radio broadcasts and social media content.
In addition, it allows us to arrange regular deputations at churches around the country, as well as organise events including our annual fundraising dinners. In 2019, over 500 people attended our fundraising dinners across Sydney and Brisbane. During these events, guests enjoyed a meal while hearing from international speakers who shared about their own experiences with persecution. In 2020, a fundraising dinner will also take place in Perth for the very first time.
The Australian ministry will continue in 2020 to share the message of VOM and awaken the Western church to the needs of our persecuted brothers and sisters. With our theme, ‘Bound With Them’, based on Hebrews 13:3, we hope and pray that our supporters gain a deeper understanding of the work we do and our impact continues.
If you would like to financially support the work of Voice of the Martyrs, please go to: vom.com.au/donate
Voice of the Martyrs Australia is an endorsed deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian government. This means you can claim tax deductions for all donations over $2 to Voice of the Martyrs Australia on your tax return.