Oftentimes a particular individual or family mentioned in our monthly publication is already receiving or has received assistance from VOMC. Your gifts help replenish several special funds that we use to provide this assistance. It's not always safe or possible for us to publicize that we are assisting a particular individual or family. In many persecuted countries, receiving funds from abroad could place our brothers and sisters in the path of greater persecution.
Additionally, not all persecuted Christians need or want our financial help, as money is not the answer to every problem. Receiving funds from abroad may cause division in families, communities and churches. It can also create unhealthy dependency on outside assistance that would hinder their ability to meet their own needs. We listen carefully to what our partners tell us in such cases and follow their direction.