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 feed her children. Every day she struggles to find enough food to sustain her family and the thought of starting the day with breakfast has become a distant memory rather than a reality.
However, there is hope. With our Bibles and Rice appeal, VOM will be able to put some rice on their table. This will encourage the children to attend school, not with an empty stomach but full, happy and able to learn.
Priscila said “I am praying with a thankful heart for the grace for the needs of others to be met like mine have. The gift of my own Bible is a reminder of the importance of God in my life and in the life of my family.”
There are many families like Priscila’s who are hungry not only for physical food but also for food able to feed their soul. Throughout many persecuted nations, that hunger has come to our attention.
For this campaign, Voice of the Martyrs will focus on three persecuted countries: Nigeria, Vietnam and India where Bibles and Rice will make its greatest impact. Christians residing in each of these countries have a story to tell and like Priscila, the believers testify of their hunger to see God supply their every need.
VOM is committed to reaching out to help our Christian brothers and sisters and sustain them through times of difficulty. This will be achieved by distributing Bibles and Rice as an act of our love for them.
Rice Facts: Rice has nutritional benefits and is abundant in carbohydrates. It acts as fuel for the body and aids in the normal functioning of the brain. Carbohydrates are metabolised by the body and turn into functional, usable energy. The vitamins, minerals, and organic components in rice increase the functioning and metabolic activity of the body’s systems, which further increases energy levels. Rice is also the preferred carbohydrate source for the people of Nigeria, Vietnam and India.
Bible Facts: The Word of God contains the vital spiritual nutrients we need every day to grow in Christ. “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious” 1 Peter 2:1-3.
The Bible contains life within its pages and when read on a regular basis it feeds our inner hunger and sets our mind on the promises of God.
Please join with us to feed the hungry by giving to our special Bibles and Rice appeal.Donate to Bibles and Rice