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Project: Mobile Medical Clinic in Pakistan

Many Christians in Pakistan earn their living making bricks. Most are bonded labourers. Bonded labour in brick kilns usually occurs when a person is forced to work in order to pay off a loan owed to the brick kiln owner. In times of family crisis,

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NIGER: Persecution is Fertiliser for the Gospel

A VOM partner ministry worked with 144 evangelists in Niger last year, providing discipleship training and opportunities to help them support themselves. The evangelists then visited communities throughout the country, sharing the Gospel and teaching people about Jesus. As those hearing the Gospel began to

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NIGERIA: Nasarawa State Subjected to Fulani Attacks

Fulani herdsmen continued their string of attacks early on Saturday 23 March, starting with three young Christian siblings returning home from a community feast. Fulani herdsmen beat, raped and killed a 19-year-old Christian woman while her younger sister and brother were able to escape. Though

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PAKISTAN: Christian Woman Assaulted and Locked in a Room

After fleeing domestic abuse, Aansa Bibi took a job as a house cleaner for a Muslim family. Her employer’s daughters enjoyed listening to Aansa sing Christian worship songs, but the girls’ aunt cautioned her brother about allowing an infidel Christian to work in their home.

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Project: Support for Brother Cho

Brother Cho’s* impactful ministry in Myanmar meant he was imprisoned and tortured for his faith. Because of this, he was in desperate need of medical attention. Health problems resulting from imprisonment didn’t stop Brother Cho from his current ministry which provides Christian cassettes and literature

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Project: Support for Orphans in the Philippines

Last year, Voice of the Martyrs Australia was able to help support a group of orphans from the Caraga region in the Philippines who are now in the care of a local pastor and his wife. Over the last few years, an insurgent communist group

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Project: Water Filter for Indonesia

In the slum area of Medan in Indonesia, much of the water is unsafe to drink and highly polluted, leaving many communities at risk. Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, was able to step in and help one church community

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INDONESIA: Female Pastor Murdered

A young female pastor was found dead this week in the Oki District of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The body of Pastor Melinda Zidemi was found on Tuesday. Melinda Zidemi was a pastor and church activist in the Sungai Baung area. The “polite” and “kind” pastor

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UKRAINE: Ban on Church Meetings

Many churches in eastern Ukraine have stopped meeting after Russian-backed rebels ordered a ban on services. Rebel leaders in the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic, seized from Ukraine in 2014, have declared all unregistered religious groups illegal. Protestant, Seventh Day Adventist and Pentecostal churches have all

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NEPAL: Christians Blamed for Villagers’ Deaths

When five people died within a week in a small Nepalese village in January, the only Christian family in the Hindu village was blamed for the deaths. Gianprakash and his family were asked to leave the village because they were following a foreign God. One

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Front Line Ministry

Our Front Line Ministry fund directly assists pastors, evangelists and full-time Christian workers who courageously minister in the face of hostility and persecution. Last year we supported 105 Front Line Ministry projects. In Pakistan we helped provide monthly support for 15 local pastors in different

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