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Project: Philippines Motorbikes for pastors

Mindanao in the Philippines can be dangerous for believers, especially for those who minister in remote areas. Late last year, Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, funded a project to provide ten motorcycles for pastors, leaders and evangelists who travel

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Project: Pakistan Eye Screenings and Operations

Throughout March and April, Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, funded over 1100 eye screenings and 167 lifechanging vision operations in Pakistan. These were coordinated by Dr Reginald Zahiruddin. Prior to the operations, eye screenings were advertised throughout churches and

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Project: Teacher Support in Mindanao

Christians in Mindanao, in the Philippines, face varying degrees of persecution from rebel groups, radical Muslims and a communist government. Last year Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, set up a project to aid four teaching staff at the Anchor

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Project: Bibles Plus India

Our Bibles Plus campaign runs from March to May each year. Last year Bibles Plus packs were distributed to our faith family in India. Below are the responses from just a handful of recipients: I am illiterate. I am not good with words, but I

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Project: Water Filters for Laos

Laos is still a majority communist nation and one often forgotten. Since the year 2000, the local government has persecuted many churches and now they are targeting villages with new believers. To make life difficult for new converts, authorities will often not allow Christians to

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Project: Anchor Bay Bible College

Young students from all over the Philippines travel to Anchor Bay Bible College, supported by Voice of the Martyrs Australia, for a biblical education. Some students who attend may have experienced great levels of persecution, especially those from the Mindanao region. Tensions are high for

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Project: Support for School Children in Vietnam

Pastors and preachers in restricted nations often struggle financially to support their families while they are ministering. Many of them travel frequently to visit congregations, preach and train pastors, and sustaining an income can be difficult. Voice of the Martyrs Australia provides support in many

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Christians in Brunei

It is becoming increasingly difficult for Christians to practise their faith and ministry in the Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam. With a ruling Muslim government and spies in churches using laser surveillance technology, every movement is being monitored carefully. The Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, along with the

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Christians in Malaysia

Around 60% of Malaysia’s population are Muslim and while the new government claims to be moderate in their views, Christians are still marginalised. Malaysia is highly multicultural and has three major ethnicities – Malay, Chinese and native tribes. Most Christians are from the tribal and

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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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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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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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PHILIPPINES: Bible College Student Support

The mission of a Bible college in Mindanao is to train and equip committed men and women from different areas of the Philippines in the Gospel, and send them around the country to minister. The discipleship training program is open to anyone committed to furthering

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Project: Motorbike for Sri

Sri travels up to three hours from Jambi City in Indonesia to many of his mission villages where he ministers to established congregations and shares the Gospel from door to door. Last year, VOM Australia stepped in to provide Sri with a motorbike to make

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Nigeria: Discipleship Centre Severely Damaged by Fire

An accidental fire has severely damaged the top floor of a vital discipleship centre in Nigeria and it is in urgent need of repair. A VOM ministry partner runs the centre which offers firsthand help and vocational training for persecuted believers. Most of the young

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The Courier’s Dilemma

After a long flight, four VOM workers stepped off their plane and approached Chinese customs with a total of 300 Bibles in their luggage. Several years had passed since Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution had ended in 1976, and the communist country had cautiously opened its

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Project: ABC Discipleship Training – China

The underground church in China is experiencing some of the harshest persecution of the last 50 years making it more difficult to train leaders but VOM Australia’s partner mission World Compassion is helping to meet the need. New government regulations are penalising landowners who rent

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Project: Bibles for Muslims – Egypt

Providing Bibles in countries where it may be restricted is perhaps the most important and valuable tool for building faith and spreading the Gospel. Last year, Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, worked with our local contacts in Egypt to

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