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NIGERIA: VOM Helps Displaced People

NIGERIA: VOM Helps Displaced People

Below is a project update from one of our mission partners re: emergency funds Voice of the Martyrs Australia recently sent to Nigeria.

Last week two regions close to our mission had villages burnt and people killed. One of our staff lost a nephew. The attacks displaced about 6,000 people.

The attacks seem mainly to be about land, competition between grazing and cropping. We informed Voice of the Martyrs and they immediately released $15,000 as emergency help.

This Tuesday, 48 personnel from our mission went to one of the regions, to three displaced persons camps, and gave out food, medical care and Bibles. We had a team of doctors, nurses and lab attendants, who ran tests and prescribed and gave out medicines. Our counsellors prayed with people and helped them with trauma and with understanding how we can respond to the violence.

We are also helping the second region that was attacked, by paying hospital bills for some of the wounded and taking food to homes, where displaced people are boarding. Some of the people have begun returning to their villages. The mission team stayed late into the night serving the sick. They did an excellent job and they loved the experience.

What does God teach? What is the point of the cross, of our believing? It is that if God can humble himself and serve, and not retaliate against those who hated him, then we can do the same. The cross defines our discipleship, defines leadership, and defines our fellowship with each other and our identity in the world.

Love in Jesus, from the whole team. Thank you for praying and thank you for supporting.

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Discipleship Training Centre and Dormitory

Discipleship Training Centre and Dormitory

Voice of the Martyrs has helped to fund a discipleship training centre and dormitory in Nigeria. The facility houses new Christians, primarily Muslim converts who have come from various parts of Nigeria.

Many have suffered severe persecution from their own families and communities. Some are very recent converts and victims of violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and Fulani tribesmen.

The new disciples at the centre receive basic instruction in the scriptures, care and counselling from the pastoral team, medical treatment at an adjacent clinic, and vocational skills training to help them learn to support themselves in their new life in Christ.

Vocational training courses available include carpentry, tailoring, use of computers, photography, shoe making and farming. The courses generally go for a year, on completion some go on to Bible college, wanting to become pastors, eventually returning home to impact their own people group. Others use their new skills to open small businesses.

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PROJECT: Korea’s Underground Technology School

PROJECT: Korea’s Underground Technology School

In 2018, VOM Australia is sending funds to Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s Underground Technology (UT) school.

Every year, more than 1,000 North Koreans defect into South Korea. Some of these defectors bring with them a burning desire to know God. Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s Underground Technology (UT) school was created to help these defectors. Through classroom education, field trips, one to one discipleship, visitation and volunteering, this training helps North Korean Christian defectors address both learning and cultural gaps and address the significant insecurity issues defectors experience.

God is truly moving among the UT students, and we would like to share one of their stories with you.

It all started with a simple e-mail.

“There are some sex-trafficked North Korean women here who want to learn more about the Bible,” a partner in China told us. “Would you mind coming out to teach them?” When we arrived at the appointed place, we found four women waiting for us. One of these women, named CR, was especially passionate about the discipleship process. She asked many questions and, with great delight, received one of our North Korean dialect Bibles. Our farewell was mixed with a twinge of sadness as we were unsure of whether we would ever see CR again.

Imagine our surprise, then, when, years later, CR showed up at our office in South Korea!

With great excitement, CR showed us the very same Bible we had given her. At the top-secret resettlement facility defectors must pass through before entering Korea, she had searched desperately for us—describing several of the VOMK’s North Korean Underground University missionary training students who had visited her in vivid detail and displaying the Bible we had given her—and was finally given our contact information.

Despite the government assigning her to a house, five hours away from the VOMK office, CR wanted to begin our UT school. She wanted to become a stronger Christian. She wanted to learn more about the God who had lead her safely from North Korea and into South Korea.

Four new students enrolled in our UT class this semester. Please pray for each and every one of the students.

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PROJECT UPDATE: Bibles Plus

PROJECT UPDATE: Bibles Plus

The Bible Plus distribution has begun in the north-eastern region of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Below is a summary sent from our Voice of the Martyrs contact, who co-ordinates distribution in the Philippines.

We distributed 250 packs to different churches in the area, some came from great distances. It was a joy and a blessing to see these people receiving the Bibles and other provisions. The people were so very happy and felt the blessing of God.

We praise the Lord for Bible Plus which touches many needy, persecuted Christians even in the remote areas of Mindanao.

Thank you so much for your prayers, the Lord is with us and we arrived home safely.

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Project Update: 2017 Christmas Care Distribution

Project Update: 2017 Christmas Care Distribution

Christmas Care packs were distributed in the north-east section of Mindanao.

Below is a summary sent from our Voice of the Martyrs contact, who co-ordinates distribution in the Philippines.

The place is infiltrated with communists. Church members are frequently threatened by them as they attempt to force believers to join their group, this practice endangers the lives of many Christians. It was in this area, the communists killed a pastor, while he was behind the pulpit preaching the Word of God

Seven different churches benefited from the distribution, we distributed 130 Christmas Care packs, one pack for every family. The people were so glad, many of the recipients are tribal people, they often struggle to meet their daily needs. As part of the distribution, I preached to them from the Word of God.

Thank you so much for your prayers. The Lord is with us, He is our Emmanuel.

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