Sharing the Greatest Story of All

It is my pleasure and privilege to thank you for enabling us to stand alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world by raising awareness on their behalf and providing needed assistance. Without your help, we couldn't do what we do.

Working with persecuted Christians overseas often means that VOMC is ministering in less literate communities. This challenge reminds me of my ministry as a mother when my children were young. The summer break in our household usually involved some extra time for sharing stories -- both from books and without them. I enjoy stories just as much as any of my children; and I love to hear, read and share them.

Where Kids Can Be Kids

Are you making the most of the sunny days and warm weather? These are the days many of us enjoy being outside -- soaking up the rays, hitting the beaches, and preparing for summertime activities. My prayer is that you will also find time to relax and enjoy a break from the normal routine of life, experiencing moments of refreshment and peace.

I want to thank you for your continued support through your prayers and sacrificial giving. I am deeply inspired by your love for our persecuted brothers and sisters, and your remembrance of them by providing the tools they need to be "salt" and "light" in their spheres of influence. Each staff member at The Voice of the Martyrs Canada is encouraged to know that you are standing with us in this ministry. You truly are a blessing, and we thank God for each one of you during our staff devotions and prayer times.

Growing Upwards

By Jo Phillips, Executive Assistant for The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

It is my pleasure to thank you for participating with The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, as we strive together to stand alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters and play our parts in the united body of Christ.

Perhaps, like me, you have come to think of the work we do together as more than just an ordinary Canadian charitable ministry. I am convinced (for many reasons) that it is very close to our Lord’s heart. I like to think of us as church helping church to do "church" in some of the most difficult places on earth.

Waterfall - Larger than life

By Doug J. McKenzie
CEO for The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

I think we sometimes make the mistake of over-glorifying some of our favourite Biblical characters (other than Jesus, of course), nearly deifying these mere mortals. As stories and heroes unfold throughout the Holy Scriptures, we identify with the fallibility of those lifted up by the singular power and intervention of the Holy Spirit. More important, we know that without our Lord's salvation, made available by way of His empowerment, we are pitifully lost in sin.

Solitary Refinement

By Doug J. McKenzie
CEO for The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

Not long after my appointment to VOMC in 2012, I began examining the contents of our Canadian archives, particularly those pertaining to Rev. Wurmbrand's early beginnings of establishing the ministry, in an attempt to trace some of the history of the mission. While our Canadian founders, Klaas and Nellie Brobbel (est: 1971) of southern Ontario, remain foundational to our heritage, it was the near-incredible story and witness of the late Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand that further inspired me. To this day, the couple's testimony adds power to the mystique surrounding their survival, particularly that of Richard who -- for 14 years of evil incarceration, torture and confinement -- was able to supernaturally transfer what would otherwise have been hate and fear into joy and transcendence.

Ode to a Persecuted and Outcast Mother

I don't think I am alone when confessing that I have some mixed feelings about facing the challenges I see lying in my path for 2018! Years ago, I felt overwhelmed by the role of parenting three small children in our family home. The time was filled with joy and blessing; but, if I'm honest, also with a fair smattering of doubt, exhaustion, occasional resentment and, on a few occasions, even despair.