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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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Project: MP3 Bibles for Egypt

In Egypt last year, 2000 MP3 bibles were distributed throughout the country, assisting those who may find physical copies problematic. The 2018 project, funded by Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our supporters, was created for both blind and illiterate believers, giving

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Project: 10,000 Christian DVD’s Distributed

In many areas throughout the world, resources such as videos and DVD’s are a great way to minister the word of God to all kinds of people in a creative way. This project, funded by Voice of the Martyrs Australia, with the help of our

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Christmas Care 2019 – Thank You

Your generosity in sponsoring Christmas Care packs has made a valuable impact in the lives of thousands of children around the world. Each pack included a children’s Bible along with other necessities such as food and stationary supplies for school. Your eagerness in this initiative

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EGYPT: Facebook Post Leads to Imprisonment

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian to three years in prison after he was found guilty of “insulting Islam in the first degree”. Abdo Adel Bebawy, 43, was accused in July of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam. In

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Project: Mobile Medical Clinics

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able to fund three mobile medical clinics in Egypt. The clinics were run inside churches in three different villages in the Minya area. This area is one of the most renowned

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Project: The Right Choices Bible for Egypt

Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs was able to fund the printing and distribution, in Egypt of The Right Choices Bible (a children’s Bible published by the Josh McDowell Ministry). The Bibles were distributed in the Cairo, Alexandria and El

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The Cost of Converting in Egypt

At just 15 years old, Egyptian born Meriam first experienced persecution for her faith, after her family discovered she converted from Islam to Christianity. Meriam was just three years old when she was left without a mother after her parents divorced. Meriam’s mother discovered that

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EGYPT: Gunmen Target Bus with Coptic Christians

At least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians, officials say. According to a Voice of the Martyrs contact at least 20 were also injured in the attack in the Minya

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EGYPT: Coptic Community Attacked Following Facebook Post

Several houses belonging to Coptic Christians in Minbal village in the Mattay region of Minya governorate in Upper Egypt, were attacked by a mob on 9 July, following the publication of a Facebook post which was deemed to be offensive to Islam. The mob threw

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Once Abused now Embraced

Duhra was born into unhappiness. Abandoned by her father at birth, and resented by her mother, Duhra was left with her devout Muslim grandmother while her mother went overseas to work. Feeling abandoned by her parents, Duhra prayed to Allah for help: “I need a

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Conversations with God

“Being a Christian in Egypt today, is knowing how to endure many hardships because we are part of the minority, and the predominant Muslim culture is intolerant of those who do not follow the Muslim way.” ─ a Muslim background believer in Cairo. Even the

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Projects for Persecuted Christians: MUSLIM WORLD

Total expenses for Projects Muslim World = $531,465 Making an impact in the lives of persecuted believers in restricted nations is first and foremost in our minds, to provide with your partnership, the tools to equip them for ministry. Owing to the sensitivity of our

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From our CEO – April 2018

“The king’s favour is toward a servant who acts wisely, but his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.” Proverbs 14:35 The team at VOM can be proud that we have once again surpassed our previous years of distribution, but only by the grace of

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EGYPT: Sinai Militants Pledge to “Kill More Copts”

Bassem Herz Attalhah, 27, also known as Haythem Shehata, was on his way home from work in El-Arish, capital of North Sinai governorate, on Saturday evening (13 January), with his brother Osama and neighbour and friend Mohamed, when they were stopped by three armed men,

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EGYPT: Copts Start to Rebuild

Twelve years after their previous church was closed, the Coptic community in the Egyptian village of Kom El-Loufy, 250km south of Cairo, is celebrating as a new church is built. Last month, with the agreement of local Muslims, the Copts started digging the foundations on

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EGYPT: Coptic Church Reopens after Bombing

A Coptic cathedral has been restored and reopened eight months after a suicide bombing destroyed it on Palm Sunday killing 28 and injuring 74 others. St George’s Cathedral in Tanta, the capital of the Gharbia governorate north of Cairo, has been renamed the Cathedral of

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Faith – Unable to Stop Believing

Abd Elmalak and Om Wael lost their 19-year-old son Bishoy on Palm Sunday while he attended the church service at Alexandria. Bishoy worked as a plumber to help support his parents. His father Abd Elmalak who is 55 years of age, had fallen from a

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Nesim – Graduated to Heaven

On Palm Sunday, Nesim Fahim was a guard at the main gate of the church building at Tanta when a terrorist detonated the bomb. Nesim, was 57 years old when he was instantly killed and listed among those martyred that day. He left behind his

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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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