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Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians around the world, and provide opportunities for the children to serve and pray for them.


Kids of Courage IDOP

Kids of Courage IDOP 2015 Lesson Plan

By The Voice of the Martyrs

PDF, 17 pages

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be observed on November 1 this year.

Find the complete 2015 Kids of Courage IDOP Lesson Plan and other IDOP resources at VOM Books, or download the lesson plan from the free Downloads section on this site.

The lesson plan includes a stick puppet skit about Peter and the apostles in jail, stories, prayer cards, a hidden picture activity, a find-a-word puzzle, recipes, and additional prayer and awareness activities.

(Find additional IDOP lesson plans from previous years in the Downloads section of this site.)

What other Kids of Courage resources are available?

Torchlighters DVDs
Children learn about real-life Christian heroes who withstood persecution. Each DVD includes and animated 30-minute feature, a full-length documentary, and English and Spanish tracks. Topics include Richard Wurmbrand, John Bunyan, Jim Elliot, William Tyndale, Gladys Aylward, Eric Liddell, Perpetua, William Booth, Amy Carmichael, Samuel Morris, Augustine and Corrie ten Boom. You can see short clips of selected Torchlighters DVDs in the video section of this site. For more information about the DVDs, visit
Hardcover Picture Books
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Stories with colorful illustrations introduce children to the lives of noted Christians who have inspired believers throughout the years.

Titles include:

Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma by Janet and Geoff Benge
America’s first missionary overseas persevered through intense obstacles to spread the gospel among the Burmese people. (Paperback, 232 pages)
Bold Believers Activity Books
Bold Believers activity books include activity books with 40+ pages of stories, color photos, activities, and cultural information about one topic or country. The books are available to download for free on this site. Registration is required to download the activity books. A sample activity book is available for a free download without registration.
Learning About Islam
Learning About Islam helps parents and teachers share the truth about Islam from a Christian perspective with students age 8 and up. The book is available as a free download on this site.
Kids of Courage Newsletters
The Kids of Courage quarterly newsletter was printed from 1996 to 2011. It is no longer published. Selected past issues are available in the Downloads section of this site.
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church lesson plans for several years are available for free in the Downloads section of this site. The lesson plans are appropriate for Sunday school or other group lessons at any time of the year.

The VOM Bookstore features other resources for families and children.