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Transportation Puzzle

Slideshow
Travel Slideshow

The “travel sideshow” in this post shows unique ways of transportation encountered by VOM workers in their travels.

In the sentences below, find eight ways of transportation VOM contacts use to transport Bibles to places where Bibles are hard to get.

Search for these words: train, camel, ship, bus, donkey, barge, van, and plane.

  1. The sleepy boy came late to school.
  2. The violinist played on key at every concert.
  3. Restaurant cooks plan each meal carefully.
  4. Moses saw a burning bush.
  5. It was not raining when Noah started on his ark.
  6. Jesus said a servant is not above his master.
  7. A candy bar gets soft if you leave it in the sun.
  8. The zookeeper’s hippopotamus didn’t fit in the cage.

Country Search Answers

  1. Camel
  2. Donkey
  3. Plane
  4. Bus
  5. Train
  6. Van
  7. Barge
  8. Ship

Bean Art Prayer Reminder

Prayer Reminder

A recent volunteer at The Voice of the Martyrs headquarters shared a prayer reminder she made. To make the prayer reminder, follow her instructions below.

Needed
Plastic water bottle; photos from The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter or this website; a variety of small beans, peas, rice, seeds, or other grains; funnel (can be made from rolling up a piece of paper; see photo); craft glue.

Instructions

  1. Wash the plastic water bottle and cap and allow it to dry completely.
  2. Glue photos or Bible verses to the bottle. Seal and finish with decoupage medium if desired.
  3. Pour in the seeds and beans, one color at a time. Repeat until the bottle is filled.
  4. Decorate the bottle with additional materials if desired.

Variations
Use colored sand instead of beans and seeds.
Fill the container with dry ingredients for cookies, dried bean soup, or another recipe. Tie the recipe on with colored ribbon.


Ice Cream Facts and Ramadan

Ramadan
Iraqi child at a Ramadan feast

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan named July as National Ice Cream Month and July 15 as National Ice Cream Day. National Ice Cream Day is now celebrated on the third Sunday in July.

Arabian Treat
Some historians say that Arab traders first introduced the idea of frozen desserts to Europeans. They say that ice cream was invented when additional ingredients were added. The English word “sherbet” comes from an Arabic word that means “syrup” or “beverage.”

To make an “Arabian ice” frozen dessert, mix 1 cup of sugar with 2½ cups of water, and boil the mixture for 3 to 5 minutes. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Add 1½ cups of orange juice and ½ cup of lemon juice. Pour the mixture into a bowl and freeze. Remove from the freezer before it becomes solid, then beat until smooth. Return to the freezer until it’s firm. Scoop into a bowl, and serve like ice cream.

Hospitality
People in Arab lands are noted for showing hospitality to visitors. (Hospitality is showing kindness and generosity to guests.) They try to make sure that their visitors are comfortable and have plenty of good things to eat.

Read what the Bible says about hospitality in Romans 12:13 and Hebrews 13:2.

Ramadan
Hospitality becomes especially important during Ramadan, the ninth month on the Muslim calendar. This year, Ramadan occurs from late June until late July.

During Ramadan, Muslim adults and older children fast from sunrise to sunset. After sunset, they join friends and relatives for a meal and special treats.

Watch this video clip that explains how to pray for Muslims during Ramadan.


Bold Believers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Children from Christian families drink at a well

Bangladesh is one of the wettest countries in the world. The average rainfall is high, and floods occur every year.

But not everyone has clean water to drink. Some Muslims will not let Christians drink from wells in their village. They believe that if Christians drink from the well, it makes the water unclean.

Some Christians who are not able to use a well have to get water from dirty ponds or streams.

To Try: For three days, keep track of each time someone in your family gets a drink of water, takes a shower, or uses water in some other way. Remember Christians in Bangladesh who have to walk miles to a muddy pond or stream every time they need water.

Read more about bold believers in Bangladesh from the recently revised and updated Bold Believers in Bangladesh activity book in the Downloads section. Each Bold Believers activity book comes with a variety of activities, including coloring pages. Download the Bangladesh activity book coloring page here.


Bible License Plate Puzzles

Use the clues below and a Bible to help you figure out what the following license plate messages say. You can find and learn more Bible license plates in a previous post.

NI4NI In Matthew 5:38, Jesus says this was said in the past.
4A2TH In Matthew 5:38, Jesus said it is also said, “A tooth _____.”
URNMEZ Who Jesus says you should love in Matthew 5:44.
HUH8U And Jesus says you should do good to those who _____. (Matthew 5:44)
2DI1NC What Hebrews 9:27 says it is appointed for man to do.
GR8C Genesis 1:21 says God created _____ creatures.
BISYT 2 Corinthians 5:7 says we walk by faith, not _____.

To Discuss: What does 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?


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