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God Remembers
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God Remembers

Hebrews 13:3 (NKJV): Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.

1 Corinthians 12:26 (NKJV): If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

The Bible verses above remind us to remember and pray for Christians who are suffering. The following song (sung to the tune of Jesus Loves Me) includes thoughts from the verses. Which words are about Hebrews 13:3? Which ones are thoughts from 1 Corinthians 12:26?

God Remembers

Think of those who are not free.
Don’t forget your family
Persecuted for the Lamb
Just as if you’re chained with them.

Yes, God remembers,
Always remembers.
Yes, God remembers,
We must remember, too.

When one member suffers loss,
Every member bears the cost.
If it’s him or if it’s you,
All the members suffer, too.

Yes, God remembers,
Always remembers.
Yes, God remembers,
We must remember, too.

Yes, God remembers,
Always remembers.
Yes, God remembers,
We must remember, too.

Painted Prayer Map

USAThe VOM prayer map painted on cloth for the VBS

The VOM Prayer Map is part of The Voice of the Martyrs Special Issue newsletter. The map labels “restricted,” “hostile,” and “monitored” nations in different colors to indicate the level of the persecution of Christians in the countries.

A previous post told about a VBS held in Pennsylvania. A volunteer, Marianne, painted a very large VOM Prayer Map on cloth to help the children understand more about countries where Christians are persecuted.

Marianne described how she and her 14-year-old daughter made the map for others who may also want to make one. Read her description below.

“It was one of those projects that God had His hand in because I am not that crafty!

“I traced the map provided by VOM onto transparency plastic.

“Using an overhead projector, I projected it onto the large paint canvas. This was done in two halves because the canvas was large. It was difficult to line up the two halves so my daughter prayed at that point!

“Now having a bunch of lines on the canvas and being not so geographically gifted, my daughter prayed again!

“Using markers, I started outlining and labeling.

“I started with markers and crayon. Then using a map key for color coding as in [the VOM] map (for restricted areas, etc.), I added color with acrylic paint.

“For the surrounding bodies of water, I used a sponge and watercolor paint dabbing it onto the canvas.

“My daughter and I looked at each other knowing that God is good and we can do all things if it’s for His glory!”

For information about VOM’s Kids of Courage VBS curriculum, visit

Faithful Stewards

Children in Vietnam

The following skit is from VOM’s Kids of Courage VBS curriculum. For more information about the curriculum, visit

Faithful Stewards
This skit is based on a story told by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, and other authors.

Rich Man

Small bag

Mark: (hands in pockets, kicking at the ground with his toe, muttering to himself) Parents! They’re so frustrating!

John: (enters and walks to Mark) Hi, Mark! What are you doing out tonight? I thought you had homework to do.

Mark: (glumly) Oh, hi, John. I did have homework. But I needed to take a walk.

John: What’s the problem?

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Prayer Activity

Corrie ten Boom

Visit this link to download a Kids of Courage Prayer Chart activity to copy or print.

The activity mentions a story on this site about Yona, a girl in Indonesia.

(The Prayer Chart is from the Torchlighters Student Guide for the Corrie ten Boom Story DVD. The guide is available in the Downloads section. Torchlighters DVDs are available at

Algeria in 2014

Algeria and Tunisia

A President’s Birthday
Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the president of Algeria. In recent years, he has been seriously ill. He was 77 years old on March 2, 2014.

Christians in Algeria
It is against the law in Algeria to encourage a Muslim to become a Christian. “If they find you with Christian materials, they will arrest you immediately,” said an Algerian Christian. “One Bible, you can have. Two Bibles, you cannot have because the second one is clearly not yours. They say you are just trying to give it to someone else.”

A 2006 law required churches to register with the government. But when churches tried to register, the government would not approve their applications. Officials ordered more than 20 churches to close in 2008, and radical Muslims have attacked several churches in the years since the law passed. Many churches now meet in homes or in the countryside.

Algerian Muslims who become Christians are sometimes insulted, threatened, and attacked by Muslims who do not want them to leave Islam.

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