PAKISTAN: Minorities Claim they Were Refused Aid Due to their Religious Identities
  • 01 April 2020

Claims of a charity in Pakistan refusing to serve food aid to Christians and Hindus went viral on social media on Sunday. The story brought into sharp focus the discrimination minorities in Pakistan often face due to their religious identities in the midst of crisis. News of the discriminatory incident went viral on Facebook after […]

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CHINA: Authorities Interfere with Christian’s Job Prospects
  • 01 April 2020

A Christian is struggling to support his family as the government interferes with his job prospects. Ruan Haonan, who attends a group related to Fengle Church, was taken into custody in 2017 because of his faith. Since being released, he has faced consistent persecution. The authorities have repeatedly pressured his employers to fire him, leaving […]

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NIGERIA: Teenage Girl Escapes After Abduction and Forcible Conversion to Islam
  • 01 April 2020

Sadiya Amos, aged 17, went missing from north central Kaduna in northern Nigeria on the night of 5 January. On 7 January, some men came to force her father Amos Chindo to attend a Sharia court in Anchau, Kubau without telling him what offence he had committed or even allowing him to tell his family […]

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TURKEY: Frontline Worker Encouraged by Church Growth
  • 01 April 2020

A believer working to plant churches in each of Turkey’s 81 provinces reports that three years of work is bearing fruit. A third church began services recently in one of Turkey’s major cities, and the first church planted there has grown from 10 members to nearly 100 in less than three years. The Christian worker […]

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Take Courage
  • 31 March 2020

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father’s world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad! Since 1901 when these words by […]

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30 Day Challenge – April 2020
  • 31 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus, many of us are confined to our homes. For many, self-isolation looks like a Netflix and food binge, while praising God for the blessings of modern technology. However, for our founder Richard Wurmbrand – and perhaps others who have made a stand for Christ – isolation looks like being alone in […]

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2019 Impact: Australian Ministry
  • 30 March 2020

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 […]

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2019 Impact: Families of Martyrs
  • 30 March 2020

FAMILIES OF MARTYRS We provide financial assistance for families of Christian martyrs and prisoners until they can find alternative means of support, prison visitation trips, education and orphanages for children impacted by persecution, microbusinesses, training programmes and safe houses for Christians whose lives are in danger. VOM’s international projects are overseen by our local contacts […]

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2019 Impact: VOMedical
  • 30 March 2020

VOMEDICAL We provide medical assistance for Christians who have been injured or are suffering ill health from persecution, including forced poverty and discrimination. This is accomplished by providing medical examinations, along with testing and treatment including surgery, prescriptions, healthcare supplies, prosthetics, specialised counselling and rehabilitation. VOM’s international projects are overseen by our local contacts or […]

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2019 Impact: Front Line Ministry
  • 30 March 2020

FRONT LINE MINISTRY This ministry fund directly assists pastors, evangelists and full-time Christian workers who courageously minister in the face of hostility and persecution. It includes provision to support underground Bible colleges, leadership training, evangelism resources, computers, transportation, small business equipment, pastor support programs and equipping churches with resources VOM’s international projects are overseen by […]

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CORONAVIRUS: An Opportunity to Advance the Gospel?
  • 26 March 2020

During a season of quarantines and uncertainty, the Coronavirus is providing opportunities for advancing the Gospel. Some of the countries most affected by the pandemic so far are also countries where believers face persecution every day. In an Islamic country heavily affected by the coronavirus, Christians are handing out masks and offering help to those […]

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TAJIKISTAN: Fines for Bible Translation
  • 26 March 2020

Over the past six months, the leaders of four different churches in Tajikistan have received huge fines because they were part of a plan to create a new Tajik translation of the Bible. According to some Tajik Christians, the current translations available in their language use archaic words and sometimes the translation is unclear. In […]

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