You want your gifts to count for the glory of God, and so do we. Aligned with our purposes as a mission, VOM has created special funds that minister to persecuted Christians around the world.
Individuals, churches and organizations can designate gifts to a particular fund. We hope you will prayerfully consider how you can best serve our persecuted brothers and sisters worldwide. Your gifts effectively remind our persecuted family that they have not been forgotten.
“Remember the prisoners as if chained
with them–those who are mistreated–since
you yourselves are in the body also.”
Click on any of VOM's special funds to find out how each ministers to persecuted Christians.
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.
Give online to VOM's Underground Church 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.
Give online to VOM's Families of Martyrs 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.
Give online to VOM's Relief and Development 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."
Give online to VOM's Equipping the Saints 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.
Give online to VOM's Raising a Voice Fund
The "Christmas Blessing" Fund provides believers in a particular restricted nation with gift packages containing food items, toiletries, medication, clothing and Christian literature. The distributions, which are made in and around the Christmas season, help to fulfil persecuted believers' basic needs. In 2009 and 2010, we partnered with Seoul USA to provide more than 3,500 gift packages to believers in North Korea. In 2011, we presented packages to Christians in Iraq.
During 2012, believers in Pakistan were the grateful recipients of our Christmas Blessing distribution. And as of December 2013, the ministry is focussing on the dire needs of suffering families in Bangladesh, as well as our persecuted brothers and sisters in Bethlehem - the very place where God's greatest gift of blessing was given to the world.
Give online to VOM's Christmas Blessing 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.
Give online to VOM's Legal Defence Fund
Christians living in restricted nations are often denied access to Bibles. VOM's Bibles 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.
Give online to VOM's Bibles Fund 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. VOM's Women's Ministry Fund addresses the unique needs of Christian women who suffer for their faith by providing assistance and support to them.
Give online to VOM's Women's Ministry Fund
VOM'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 medicate 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.
Give online to VOM's Medical Fund
Please join us in ministering to the persecuted Church through financial contributions to any of our special funds. You may give online by selecting any of the funds above and clicking “Give online,” or by calling our office at 1-888-298-6423. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).
You can also mail a cheque to:
The Voice of the Martyrs
P.O. Box 608
Streetsville, ON L5M 2C1