Mariam, age 18, a Christian in Egypt, sent the following message to children in the United States.
“Christians in Egypt are not treated equally with Muslims. Also, girls are considered less than boys in everything. I want to tell American kids to thank God that you are not bound by all the things we’re bound with in our country. You’re free to be whatever you want to be.”
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On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked two locations in the United States. The 19 terrorists hijacked four planes full of passengers and crashed two of them into New York’s World Trade Center on purpose. They crashed a third plane into the Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the U.S. military in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers tried to stop the hijackers. Many died when the World Trade Center buildings collapsed.
Like many people in North Korea, Julie and her parents were often hungry. They moved from place to place searching for food.
Sometimes Julie’s parents traveled to China to look for ways to make money or to get food. During one of these trips, Julie’s mother learned about Jesus! And her father gave his life to Jesus a year later while he was in China. When he got back home, the family began to worship God secretly. They prayed before going to bed at night and when they got up at dawn.
Tabitha, her sisters, and her parents were Muslims in a mostly-Muslim country. Someone gave Tabitha’s father, Samuel, a Bible. But Samuel put it on a shelf and forgot about it. Many years later, he read the Bible and understood what it said. He decided to follow Christ.
Samuel began praying for his wife and daughters. After a while, they also became Christians.