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A previous post told about Wenxi Li, a Chinese Christian who was released from prison. He had been put in prison because he helped set up a Christian bookstore.

A VOM worker visited China recently and met with Christians there. The video clip tells about his meeting with Wenxi Li and his family. As you watch the video, listen for answers to the following questions.

  • How long did Wenxi Li spend in the prison labor camp?
  • What work did he do while he was there?
  • Why did the 18th century emperor dislike Christianity?

Wenxi Li Update

A previous post told about Wenxi Li, a Chinese Christian who was released from prison. He had been put in prison because he helped set up a Christian bookstore.

A VOM worker visited China recently and met with Christians there. The video clip tells about his meeting with Wenxi Li and his family.

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The previous post told about Christians in Iraq who have been driven from their homes by ISIS, a radical Muslim group. The Voice of the Martyrs helps Christians who have taken refuge in a mall that has been partly turned into a refugee camp.

The video in this post from SAT-7 shows an interview with a girl who lives with other refugees at the mall. SAT-7 is a Christian TV network.

As you watch the video, look for answers to the following questions.

  • How old is Miriam?
  • How long has she lived at the refugee camp?
  • What does Miriam want to do about those who drove her from her home?

Miriam: An Iraqi Refugee

The previous post told about Christians in Iraq who have been driven from their homes by ISIS, a radical Muslim group. The Voice of the Martyrs helps Christians who have taken refuge in a mall that has been partly turned into a refugee camp.

The video in this post from SAT-7 shows an interview with a girl who lives with other refugees at the mall. SAT-7 is a Christian TV network.

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The Voice of the Martyrs helps Christians who have been driven out of their homes by ISIS, a radical Muslim group.

Note: A radical Muslim group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has become well-known for their part in violence in Syria and Iraq. They changed their name first to “ISIS,” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Then to emphasize their goal of creating a large Muslim nation, they changed their name to “IS,” the Islamic State.

Watch the video clip from a VOM worker’s recent visit with Christian refugees in Iraq. The refugees had to settle in a different part of Iraq after their area was attacked.

What do the refugees say they need from people around the world?

The VOM worker wrote the following thank you note to the brave Christians he met.

To Our Dear Iraqi Sisters and Brothers,

Thank you for standing strong for your faith.

Thank you for being an example for the rest of us.

Thank you for refreshing us by sharing how God has refreshed you.

Thank you for being willing to give up everything to follow Jesus, and for reminding us that He is worth it.

We thank God for you and your faithfulness.

We don’t want to turn our back on you; we don’t want to leave any of our family members behind.

We want to pull each other up. We want to draw strength from your victories, and to learn from your examples.

Together, we will keep our eyes fixed on the distant horizon, knowing that God is with us and He will never leave us or forsake us!

Sincerely,
Your Brothers and Sisters in America

Watch another clip about refugees in Iraq in the post What’s Happening in Iraq.

Visiting Refugees in Iraq

The Voice of the Martyrs helps Christians who have been driven out of their homes by ISIS, a radical Muslim group.

Watch the video clip from a VOM worker’s recent visit with Christian refugees in Iraq. The refugees had to settle in a different part of Iraq after their area was attacked.

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About 95 percent of the people in Pakistan are Muslims. Children in Muslim lands are not taught that Jesus is the Son of God or that He saves people from sin.

Recently some children in Pakistan received booklets that tell the good news of Jesus. You can see them looking at the booklet in the video.

The music played and the booklets shown in the video are in Urdu, one of the many languages spoken in Pakistan. Unlike English, Urdu is written from right to left instead of left to right.

How to Say Some Urdu Words
(Pronunciations are approximate.)
Praise the Lord: Hoo-DAH-wahnd kee tah-REEF ho
Please: meh-hehr-BAH-nee
Thank you: shoo-kree-yuh

Jesus Booklets and Urdu

About 95 percent of the people in Pakistan are Muslims. Children in Muslim lands are not taught that Jesus is the Son of God or that He saves people from sin.

Recently some children in Pakistan received booklets that tell the good news of Jesus. You can see them looking at the booklet in the video.

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Children
Turkish Children

Zack, Mark, and Paul are brothers who live in Turkey. They and their mother told about Children’s Day, a holiday in Turkey that is observed on April 23rd. Read what they said below.

Children’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the first assembly of Turkey’s parliament in 1920. [A parliament is a group that makes a nation’s laws. Congress is the lawmaking body of the United States.]

The parliament is run by Turkish children on April 23rd. The children play the roles of elected officials. They give speeches and elect a president and present a speech on TV.

It is a time to celebrate with many parades and ceremonies. The largest ceremony is in the capital, Ankara. They decorate schools, parks, and apartment windows with flags and colorful streamers.

There are bright colors and a lot of red everywhere. There is music and happy dancing. The costumes for dancing are nice and bright. One of our favorite parts is that toys are sold for half price at some of the stores.

Turkey’s laws allow “freedom of religion.” But sometimes police give Christians a hard time if they share their faith outside the church. Muslims who become Christians are often persecuted by families, friends, and bosses.

To Think About
What would you do if you were elected president for one day?

  • Watch a video of Christian children in Turkey.

  • Find a Turkey lesson plan here.
  • Learn more about Turkish Christians from Bold Believers in Turkey, available in the Downloads section.
  • Pray for Turkish children.
  • Children’s Day in Turkey

    Zack, Mark, and Paul are brothers who live in Turkey. They and their mother told about Children’s Day, a holiday in Turkey that is observed on April 23rd.

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