Published on April 3rd, 2014
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 www.kidsofcouragevbs.com.