SPECIAL APPEALS

Our current appeals help support urgent needs or strategic projects on the field that VOM NZ has direct involvement with.

Please note: All donations to (VOM) Voice of the Martyrs New Zealand are eligible for the tax rebate.


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Christmas Blessing

Buy a Christmas gift for children of persecuted Christian families

Each year, Voice of the Martyrs distributes Christmas blessing packs to ensure many children in restricted nations receive a gift at Christmas. Children of persecuted families can be particularly vulnerable to discrimination, harassment and bullying. In restricted nations, persecution often brings poverty and hardship so parents of persecuted children are unable to provide gifts at this special time of year.

This year we want to bless children from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Egypt, Vietnam, Philippines, Cameroon, Iraq and Nigeria.

Each child will receive items tailored to their specific country – Eg a backpack, children’s Bible or storybook, clothing, school supplies, a toy, hygiene items.

Contents are sourced locally and the packs are distributed by VOM frontline workers.

Help for Afghanistan

After the withdrawal of the US military the Taliban has overrun the country and this has caused many expatriates and Afghans to flee the country.

VOM is specifically working to extract a number of Christian families and church leaders who are now finding their movements impeded due to the many Taliban checkpoints operating within the country. 

As time is of the essence we need your prayers and support to move rapidly in an effort to save their lives. Followers of Jesus Christ — our brothers and sisters — live in every province of Afghanistan. They know that in the eyes of the Taliban they are infidels who deserve death.

If you would like to donate specifically to our work with Christian families inside Afghanistan, please use the following code: 95.465

Covid-19 Response Fund

As people around the world struggle to adapt to the global challenge of COVID-19, the burden is far greater for the persecuted and oppressed. Below are some instances where Christians face increased difficulties because of their faith. Christians are also frequently neglected when humanitarian aid is distributed. In Pakistan, organisations have been providing food aid to those hit hard by the lockdown. However, on more than one occasion, when people show their identification to receive this provision, they have been refused unless they are Muslim. In an attempt to stem the spread of the virus, Indian authorities have ordered everyone to return to their home villages. Many of India’s Christians are among the poorest segments of the population. For huge numbers of migrant labourers, this has left them without food or shelter. In slums where large families are packed together in small shelters, the concept of “social distancing” is impossible. Similar problems are being experienced in refugee camps around the world, such as the case concerning Syrian and Iraqi refugees who are now in Lebanon. Please PRAY for your persecuted family who are suffering. Donations to our COVID 19 Fund will help buy them food, water, medicines and pay for temporary accommodation.

Vehicles for Frontline Ministry for Workers in Hostile Nations

We have an urgent need for vehicles for frontline ministry workers in two areas of our work; in SE Asia and* Central Africa. Compared to a local pastor using a public bus or even a motorbike, a good vehicle can get to hard-to-reach areas efficiently and safely and can help transport new believers and church members to fellowship and discipleship groups. Our target is to raise NZ$50,000 $25,000* to help cover the cost of these vehicles. Note: image is only indicative of the general type of vehicle sought. 100% of gifts made to this fund will go to the mission field for use to purchase these vehicles for ministry. *Praise God – we have received a significant gift that helps cover half the amount required for this project! This will provide a suitable vehicle for use by our ministry partners in SE Asia.

I-am-N: Gifts for Christians Facing Islamic Extremism

In northern Iraq, radical Muslims (ISIS) spray-painted the Arabic letter ن, or “N,” on the homes and businesses of Christians. The property owners were publicly identified as Christ-followers and given a choice to convert to Islam, leave or die. The courageous believers refused to deny their faith. More than 100,000 fled with little more than the clothes on their backs. Gifts designated for this fund will be used for direct support for Christian families and Frontline workers in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, and other nations where Islamic extremist groups actively target our brothers and sisters in Christ. 100% of gifts made to this fund go to VOM’s work with Christians facing Islamic extremism.

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