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Proposed Projects

This year VOM Australia is planning on working in over 28 countries with a variety of projects which will impact the persecuted church because of your generosity in partnering with us in this vital ministry. To give you a small glimpse into some of the

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Project Report Summary

In reviewing the projects we managed in 2017, we were able to reach 18 countries throughout the world because of your faithful giving. Your partnership with us has impacted many lives and has made a considerable difference. Because of the support received for a wide

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The Secret Butterflies

Just over six years ago, we began funding a unique women’s ministry which we called the Butterfly program in Vietnam and the results of this ministry have been overwhelming! This year in more than 1000 churches throughout northern Vietnam, over 60,000 women have been reached

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Making the Difference in 2018

As we reflect on the past year, let us remember God’s hand in the work we do in supporting the persecuted church with your unfailing support. While it is easy to just dismiss last year, we need to remember the victories we have had by

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Smuggling Bibles, One at a Time

At a recent gathering outside the country, hundreds of house church leaders from throughout China received training and encouragement to help them minister more effectively. Before leaving the conference, they were all given something illegal to take home. The pastors had requested tools to help

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Bombings in Tanta and Alexandria

Palm Sunday is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, as it marks the day Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem. Today, our focus is not on Jerusalem, but on two Egyptian cities that were targeted by ISIS on 9 April. In Tanta, a

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Light and Hope this Christmas

As the year draws to a close, December is usually the time we reflect on the things we accomplished throughout the year. However, whatever was achieved was only made possible because you partnered with us and gave so generously. On reviewing the work, we have

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Desperate for Water

In the state of Odisha, India, water is becoming scarce. Water scarcity in India is usually attributed to natural causes, but for people living in Odisha, the lack of water is due to a human factor, and those affected the most are Christians. Due to

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2017 Projects

A selection of projects undertaken in 2017! The projects reported in this blog have been carefully selected as to not breach any security protocols which would alarm our national contacts and cause possible risk to them. However, we believe it is important to give you

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Bibles Plus – Thank you!

This year’s annual campaign for Bibles Plus has been a success and on behalf of the recipients we want to send you a big thank you! Plans are well under way for the distribution of Bibles Plus packs for this year and they will go

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Christian Villagers who Begged for Water

Persecuted Christians living in the district of Kandhamal, Odisha face the daily problem of not having access to clean water for drinking and cooking. Often, they must walk several kilometres a day and stand in line at small wells in Hindu villages. Because the local

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PHILIPPINES: Anchor Bay Bible College

Students celebrating the goodness of God, giving thanks for the financial support received from Australian Christians to support the students and upgrade the Bible School.  

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Bibles Plus 2016 Report

Please pray … and send us Bibles!” In restricted nations all over the world, this is the request of persecuted Christians. In 2016 you helped to provide the Bibles they so desperately need. Philippines Throughout 2016 there was a lot of activity distributing Bibles Plus

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Evangelism and New Believers

“Why should I choose Jesus instead of my Hindu gods?” the young man asked. Our team of evangelists were excited for the opportunity to answer his question. After explaining the Gospel to the young man, he became troubled when he understood that all his Hindu

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Bible Smuggling

In Vietnam today, Bibles are still being printed secretly as Christians hunger for God’s Word in their own dialect. Motorbike couriers at night wait, well hidden in the jungle, to receive their precious cargo of Bibles in the early hours of the morning. The truck

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Whatever it Takes

A few years ago, a VOM worker heard about a believer who carried a single Bible deep into a forested region of south-western India. Today, 70% of those living in a Hindu village there have accepted Christ. This is just one example of God’s Word

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Thank you for giving them a reason to smile

THANK YOU! Through your support, Christmas Care 2016 for the Philippines was a great success. Children living in isolated regions across the island of Mindanao were delighted when they received Christmas Care backpacks filled with a Bible and gifts. Many children of Christian families in

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Hymns in their Hearts Kept their Faith Alive

High in the mountain valleys of the northern provinces of China, over 400km from Beijing, five villages are home to a group of Christians who have not owned a Bible in more than 60 years. Pastor William heard about the believers and was concerned about

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The Impact of your Giving

Do you realise how much of an impact your practical giving makes to a believer in a restricted nation? During late December 2015, when I was in Vietnam, I was able to bring some practical gifts that were sent to our office by some of

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