We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
WHAT WE DO
Our ministry is to help, love and encourage persecuted Christians by providing Bibles, ministry resources, medical aid and practical assistance.
Our ministry is inspired by Hebrews 13:3: “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them – those who are mistreated – since you yourselves are in the body also.”
We support Christians who are or have been persecuted for their faith and involvement in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in a hostile environment. We give their testimony a voice, informing and mobilising Christians in Australia to stand with their persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.
We believe that the lives and testimony of persecuted Christians is a vital part of the fellowship of all believers and can challenge and strengthen the faith of God’s people everywhere.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that all men and women are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church.
We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.
Voice of the Martyrs Australia is an independent mission from all other missions within the ICA.
The ministry structure of each mission is that of an independent organisation. Australia is a standalone mission and all funds for our projects are administered by us under the guidelines of Australian Law and compliance. Every year in April we issue an Impact Report which is preceded by a financial audit which is our legal obligation. This report outlines where and how all our previous year’s funds raised in Australia were spent.
Serving persecuted Christian believers around the world is our ministry. Voice of the Martyrs Australia record of project management, compliance, and integrity regarding the disbursement of funds over the past 53-year speaks for itself. All this has been achieved through Godly principles, discernment, transparency and an active Board of Directors and management team.
Voice of the Martyrs Australia has makes no financial contribution at any time to any infrastructure facilities in any of the missions globally.
Our project partners, both within the VOM family and outside include some of the largest most impacting organisations in ministry globally. Voice of the Martyrs Australia has a vetting process to ensure they meet our criteria and that of the Australian government in terms of compliance surrounding financial compliance and operating standards.
We do not comment on the workings of any of the missions and enquiries regarding their operation can be directed to the mission in question.
Voice of the Martyrs Australia will continue to do the work God has called us to do in making a difference in the lives of those who suffer for the name of Christ.
CEO / Executive Director
Richard wrote Tortured for Christ
In 1967, Richard wrote Tortured for Christ, a firsthand account of the brutality he and other Christians suffered under communism. It opened the eyes and hearts of Christians in Western countries who had never heard of the terrible persecution happening to believers living in communist nations. He wrote: “The message I bring from the underground church is: ‘Don’t abandon us! Don’t forget us! Don’t write us off! Give us the tools we need! We will pay the price for using them!’”
Richard’s call to ‘remember the persecuted’ led to the establishment of an international ministry to persecuted Christians.
Voice of the Martyrs Australia was founded
Voice of the Martyrs Australia was founded in 1969 and is part of a global partnership of independent missions started through the influence of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned and tortured by communist authorities in his native Romania for 14 years, including three years in solitary confinement. He envisioned a ministry that would focus on the persecuted church, raise a voice on its behalf and provide encouragement and assistance to persecuted Christians.
Persecution against Christians Greater than Ever Before
Today, with persecution against Christians greater than ever before, we continue Richard’s mission to equip and support the persecuted church and act as their voice in the free world.