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Thank you for your ongoing support of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada!
Christians living in restricted nations are often denied access to Bibles. VOMC’s Bible Fund helps print Bibles — in different languages — and smuggle them to believers who would otherwise live their lives without ever reading the Word of God.
The “Christmas Blessing” fund provides believers in a particular “persecuted” nation with gift packages containing food items, toiletries, medication, clothing and Christian literature. The distributions, which are made during the Christmas season, help to fulfill the basic needs of suffering believers. Every year, VOMC chooses a new country of need, ensuring the packages are personally delivered to those in need by our in-country ministry partners.
In 2009 and 2010, we partnered with VOM Korea (formerly known as Seoul USA) to provide more than 3,500 gift packages to believers in North Korea.
In 2011, we presented packages to Christians in Iraq.
In 2012, believers in Pakistan were the grateful recipients of our “Christmas Blessing” distribution.
In 2013, the ministry focussed on the dire needs of suffering families in Bangladesh, as well as the required necessities of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Bethlehem.
In 2014, packages were delivered to the traumatized survivors of persecution in Nigeria.
In 2015, recipients of the packages were Christians seeking refuge in the country of Jordan.
This year, in 2016, the Christmas Blessing packages will be greeted by the happy faces of children and their families in war-ravaged Syria.
Equipping the Saints Fund
The Equipping the Saints Fund helps meet the educational needs facing today’s persecuted church and believers facing potential persecution. We provide intensive training seminars held in-country to empower leaders and teachers to educate and train their own people. By supplying qualified teachers, Bibles and other Christian literature, we partner with Christian leaders in “equipping the saints.”
Legal Defence Fund
The Legal Defence Fund provides resources for Christians who have been arrested because of their Christian witness. Oftentimes, persecuted Christians are denied or cannot afford adequate legal representation. Legal fees can bankrupt families and churches. Court cases can drag on for months and even years. Gifts to the Legal Defence Fund help ensure that courageous believers receive the best legal assistance possible under the circumstances.
VOMC’s Medical Fund provides assistance to those who are in need of health care or quality surgery due to injuries sustained because of their Christian witness. Oftentimes, Christians who have been injured in the course of witnessing have more difficulties accessing adequate medical care for the injuries they experienced. These injuries include burns, lost limbs, injuries from beatings, etc. This fund also pays for lodging and food when the patient is unable to immediately return home because of the treatment received.
Raising a Voice Fund
The Raising a Voice Fund assists VOM in the vital task of communicating the needs of today’s persecuted church to the free world through print media, the Internet, video, radio and television. By working together with organizations inside restricted nations, we are able to raise awareness in ways that we could not on our own.
Click here to find out why raising a voice on behalf of the persecuted is so important to VOM, to our founder Richard Wurmbrand and to the persecuted church.
Relief and Development Fund
The Relief and Development Fund assists Christians in restricted nations — before, during and after persecution — by providing relief aid to desperately poor families, job training, refugee assistance and other practical means of encouragement.
The Families of the Martyrs Fund
The Families of Martyrs Fund provides encouragement and assistance to families left destitute by the imprisonment, death or exile of one or both parents because of their faith.
The Underground Church Fund
The Underground Church Fund provides assistance and encouragement to believers in severely restricted areas. Support includes: job-training centres for converts to Christianity, Bible printing and smuggling, an underground university, radio ministries, safe houses and ministries geared toward Muslim converts. While we are unable to share specifics about these ministries due to the possibility of endangering those we serve, this fund is a powerful part of our mission.
Women’s Ministry Fund
Christian women, particularly pastors’ wives and children, are suffering for their witness in nations hostile to Christ. Some are incarcerated in prison cells, without their basic needs being met. Others are forced to labour under great duress. Still, many are subordinated and sexually abused, discriminated against and mistreated. VOMC’s Women’s Ministry Fund addresses the unique needs of Christian women who suffer for their faith by providing assistance and support to them.
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