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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The August The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter included notecards for Nigerian Christians. Readers can write words of encouragement on the cards and return them to VOM. The cards will be delivered to persecuted Christians by VOM field workers.
Before an attack on his village, 13-year-old Danjuma was a lot like other Nigerian boys. He enjoyed playing with his friends and going on fishing trips with fishermen from his village.
After one of the fishing trips, more than 1,000 radical Muslims came to his village at 6:00 in the morning and began burning houses and attacking Christian villagers. Danjuma ran very fast to try to escape the attackers, but they struck him several time with a machete.
“I have been printing up the Kids of Courage coloring books and handing them out to homeschooling moms. And I have been telling them to sign up on the Kids of Courage website. The site is a combination of current events, history, and evangelism.”