PHILIPPINES: Pastor Killed Amid Surge in Violent Attacks
  • 21 August 2019

The murder of a pastor in Mindanao has fuelled fears that Christians are becoming political targets – in what bishops describe as “one of the most trying times in our history”. Pastor Ernesto Estrella, who led the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Antipas, was shot dead by two men on motorbikes near […]

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Project: Philippines Motorbikes for pastors
  • 07 June 2019

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 long distances to arduous areas to minister in the face […]

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Project: Teacher Support in Mindanao
  • 04 June 2019

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 Bay Bible College in Mindanao. The recipients are already committed […]

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Project: Anchor Bay Bible College
  • 29 April 2019

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 Christians in this particular region as late last year, 27 […]

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Project: Support for Orphans in the Philippines
  • 29 March 2019

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 ‘New People’s Army’ have been prominent and violent within the […]

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