Donate | VOMBooks

Evelyn: Still a “Princess”

Nigeria
Mary, another Nigerian Christian who uses a prosthetic leg

Evelyn, age 16, was kidnapped by Muslim terrorists in Nigeria. She was prepared to die for her faith in Christ. “I told God that He is the one that brought me to this world, and if He decides to let me go at that time, I have nothing to say. I am ready to die at the time God has set for me.”

Thankfully, Evelyn survived and escaped from the terrorists. But a bomb injured her leg during a terrorist battle. Now she has to use a prosthetic leg. (Prosthesis are artificial, man-made body parts.) A VOM clinic in Nigeria made the new leg for her.

A VOM worker from the U.S. visited Evelyn in Nigeria. She told the worker, “I thank God and believe He kept me [alive] because He has a purpose for my life. I am ready and willing to work for God.

“As a student, I will need prayers for my academics so that I will excel more and in my life as I grow. I want to live a life of a blameless Christian. I want Christians to also pray for my parents who have been so loving and caring. God gave them the hearts to continue to love me. My parents did not desert me, and they look at me as their princess.”

(Source: VOM contacts. Edited from the original for length and clarity.)


Back to School for Iraqi Children

Iraq
Iraqi children in school

Christians in Iraq have been driven from their homes and their cities by fighters who belong to ISIS, a radical Muslim group. Christian families have to leave behind their belongings and everything that is familiar to them.

When they arrive in another country, there is often no place for the children to go to school. Many Iraqi children have been out of school for more than a year.

With VOM’s help, a church near a refugee camp has started a school. (See the photo above.) The church leaders fixed up a house with a big backyard. They planned to open the school to 25 children. About 100 students signed up.

The goal of the school is to “bring the love of God to every house through the children.”

Enter “Iraq” in the Search box to find stories and videos about Christians from Iraq.

To Think About
If you had to leave your house without carrying anything away with you, what would you miss the most when you settled in a new place? Pray for Iraqi children who miss the things they had to leave behind.


A Great Idea from Torchlighters

Torchlighters

Torchlighters DVDs tell the story of real Christian heroes who faced persecution. Student and teacher guides are available free at www.torchlighters.org and in the Downloads section of this site.

Brandy, a teacher who uses the DVDs and guides, said, “Here’s a little something I am putting together for the children in our Wednesday night kids’ class as we wrap up our Torchlighters study.” Brandy copied pages from the guides on cardstock, four to a page. She made booklets for her students to help them remember what they had learned. (See the photo)

(Source: Torchlighters and Brandy F. of Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood. Used by permission.)


Nazeera and Her Children

Yemen

The story below is from Stef, the children’s website of SDOK, The Voice of the Martyrs’ sister mission in the Netherlands.

Nazeera is a mother from Yemen. In Yemen, they are not allowed to convert to a different religion. The government wants everyone to be a Muslim.

Yet Nazeera still became a Christian. Her family got angry and took her kids away from her. Nazeera will be allowed to see them only if she becomes a Muslim again.

Would you pray that Nazeera will be able to see her kids again soon, and that she will feel the faithfulness and comfort of the Lord God?

(Source: Stef. Translated and edited from the original.)


Christian Girl in Hiding

Miriam

Miriam is 9 years old and she lives in a country where most of the people are Muslims. Even though both of her parents are alive, she has to live at a secret location in an orphanage.

This all started when Miriam’s mother fell to the temptation to become a Muslim, and she left her family and married a Muslim man. She wanted Miriam to join her and become a Muslim, too. She started a lawsuit to try to get custody of Miriam.

But Miriam wanted to stay faithful to Jesus and to live with her father. However, it was not safe to stay with her father. So she was sent to a secret orphanage.

Her mom’s new husband is trying everything he can think of to find Miriam. Every night, Miriam asks God for a solution to her problem so she can live with her father again. Now she can see him only once a month.

Please join Miriam in praying for a solution.

(Source: Stef, the children’s publication of VOM’s sister mission in the Netherlands.)

To Talk About

  • In a country where most people are Muslims, why might some Christians be tempted to become Muslims?
  • What are some things people can do to stay close to Jesus when they face temptations?

Page 1 of 2031231020Last »