‘Albert’ is a 3rd year student at the Bible college in Mindanao, Philippines. He will dedicate his life for three years when he will graduate with a Bachelor of Theology. After graduating, Albert may be given a church to pastor or be a member of a team that will go to a church to support the work of the resident pastor. He may also decide – like one of the Bible school’s previous students, to become a future teacher at the Bible school.
Part of his training over the three years includes ministry and this is usually done (in teams) on Saturday and Sunday afternoon [after church].
Currently Albert is involved in ministry … going out, spreading the Gospel in his immediate vicinity.
He is also involved in prison ministry … bringing food and the Gospel. Through this ministry, together with his team, they have brought many to faith in Christ.
In 2002 when Rebekha Bibi first accepted Christ, her family tried to kill her. VOM helped her through this trying time and supported her desire to reach Hindus and Muslims in Pakistan. Rebekha’s love for God grew and soon she could attend a VOM-sponsored Bible college for two years.
Today, Rebekha travels from village to village sharing the Gospel. She is one of only a few females doing this kind of evangelistic work in Pakistan’s Muslim-dominated culture. Her Muslim background helps her speak more freely with Muslims and also validates the power of the Gospel.
Rebekha distributes VOM life packs, and VOM provides her with Bibles and Christian literature for her evangelism and training work.
“I have no fear from any fanatic,” she once told a VOM worker. “I am strong in faith. If God wants me in this area, nobody can stop me.”
For a number of years Voice of the Martrys and the Youth division 13:3 have been supporting a Bible College in Myanmar. Students have been sponsored by VOM Australia for the 3 year Bachelor of Theology degree and many have opted to continue to stay on to complete their Master’s degree in Theology.