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MyanmarEmergencyPackDistribution

Project: Myanmar Emergency Packs Distributed

We are currently in the process of distributing emergency packs to 4,000 people in the Kachin state area of Myanmar. These people are Christians and have been displaced through continuous harassment which included mortars and airstrikes by government forces. There are more than 10,000 people

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Philippines: Supporting the Family of a Martyred Pastor

With the help of our supporters Voice of the Martyrs has been supporting the family of a martyred pastor. Pastor Feliciano and his 24-year-old son Darwin were killed in 2015 as they were bathing in the Culaman River in southern Philippines, the same river where

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ProjectVietnamBibleCollege

Project: Vietnam Bible College

With the help of our supporters, we have helped fund a Bible college in Vietnam. We recently sent much needed funds for the purchase of classroom equipment and bedding for boarding students. Our contact at the Bible college reports that the classrooms have been fully

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Myanmar: We are Helping Kachin Christians

Voice of the Martyrs Australia will be travelling to Myanmar next week to distribute emergency packs to displaced persons. Thousands of people have been displaced as Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, burning

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Project: Deep Wells for India

An estimated 27 million Christians live in India, making up 2.2% of the population. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Hindu nationalist organisation has seen a 20% increase in membership and an emboldened base aimed at further cementing India’s Hindu identity.

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Vietnamese Christians Wrestle with New Religious Laws

The Law on Belief in Religion which came into force on 1 January 2017, has caused grave concern amongst the Christian community in Vietnam because the government insists religious groups must be registered and approved. The way in which the wording of the law can

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Providing a Way to Overcome the Violence

This year in northern parts of Nigeria, outbreaks of violence have once again escalated. The continual feuding between tribal groups, especially the Fulani herdsmen, are common however, their disputes are often directed toward Christians. It can be a simple and often innocent mistake relating to

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Hearing the Cries of the Persecuted

“We want a Christianity-free block. The villagers will soon return to their roots.” – RSS Saiyojak Laxman Singh Munda. That is the proclamation of the RSS (Rashtriya Seva Sangh – National Volunteer Organisation), and their goal and priority today, is to eradicate Christianity from India

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Impacting Lives

Priscila who is now 40 years of age told us her husband and father of her three children had been killed during the riots which occurred in 2008. Without the main breadwinner providing for the family, Priscila has found it difficult to care for and

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The Bible – their Greatest Treasure

Dear friends, To the many persecuted believers in Nigeria, Vietnam and India this is a crucial time. They are facing increasing pressure from those who are enemies of our faith. Bibles and Rice is a campaign to first feed their hunger for God’s Word and

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Persecution is Normal for Us

“In the past, persecution meant bodily harm, now they use psychological pressure. It’s a mental warfare out there too.” Therefore, what keeps you going? we asked. “I never thought about stopping serving the Lord. God is God and there is no other. I need to

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WaterFilterICA

Project: Water Filter Video

Can you help us put clean water into the hands of persecuted believers today? By investing in a LifeStraw® Water Filter you will be giving many brothers and sisters the chance to enjoy a healthier lifestyle that will enable them to continue effectively in the

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ProjectNKBalloons

Project: Sending God’s Word into North Korea by Balloon

In 2018, Voice of the Martyrs Australia is partnering with VOM Korea in a project to launch 37,500 North Korean dialect Bibles (direct text and study notes of explanation from 46 different Bible stories) via high-altitude balloons from South Korea into North Korea. Our goal

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ProjectWaterFilterDistribution

Project: Water Filter Distribution

We asked our supporters to help us put clean water into the hands of persecuted believers. We are extremely thankful for the donations received so far and have started distributing water filters to restricted nations. One water filter has been sent to a Bible college

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IndonesiaUpdate-22May

Project: Indonesia Emergency

On 13 May 2018 at least 13 people were killed, and dozens wounded in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. Our CEO travelled to Surabaya to help meet the victims’ immediate needs Funds have been given for: Food and accommodation basics for Bible college

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Project: Bibles Plus

Bibles Plus distribution continues in the Philippines, with packs being distributed in four villages. Our distribution partner reports that the road into the area was mountainous, rough, narrow and muddy. They persevered despite damage to their truck, above the front wheel. The area has been

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INDONESIA: Report from our CEO

Our CEO Tony reports from Surabaya Indonesia, where he has spent the last few days. The situation remains tense after the horrific church bombings on Sunday. Tony asks you to keep praying for those affected. We will continue to assist where we can. Listen to

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INDONESIA: Bombing Victim Laid to Rest

As people come to terms with the reality that three churches were targeted by suicide bombers in Indonesia, the families of the victims begin to lay their loved ones to rest. Our CEO is in Surabaya to assist where needed, attending the funeral today for

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Ruth

Project: Ruth

In February we brought you the story of Ruth, a 53-year-old pastor in Indonesia whose father’s attempt to poison her ─ due to her conversion to Christianity ─ led to his own conversion. Sometime after her father’s conversion Ruth went into West Papua and ministered

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Project: Motorbikes for Vietnam

Recently, with thanks to our supporters, we were able to gift two motorbikes to pastors in Vietnam. One of the pastors oversees 10 churches. The other runs Bible study groups and other outreach programs located up to 10 kilometres from his location. Each pastor had

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