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Kids of Courage VBS Curriculum

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The Kids of Courage VBS curriculum introduces students to real Kids of Courage at risk for their faith today in five countries: China, Egypt, Nigeria, North Korea, and India. Students learn how bold believers around the world live, worship, and play.

The lessons teach children how to pray for those who risk everything for their faith, and how to become Kids of Courage themselves. They learn that Kids of Courage: Trust God, Get Prepared, Remember Persecuted Christians, Forgive Others, and Witness Boldly.

Visit www.kidsofcouragevbs.com to see samples of the materials and to read feedback from churches that have used the curriculum for Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, and mission weeks.

Activities Story

Malaysian/Indonesian Recipe: Chicken Satay

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Malaysia

Indonesia
Indonesia

Chicken satay is a favorite food in Malaysia and Indonesia. Slice 2 pounds of chicken into strips 1 inch wide and about 4 inches long. Mix 2 tablespoons curry powder, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon honey.

Coat the chicken strips with the mixture, and let them set in it for at least 30 minutes. Thread the strips onto skewers, 2 to 4 pieces per skewer. Bake the skewered meat in a casserole dish at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. (They can be grilled if desired.)

If you want sauce for dipping the cooked meat, combine 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, one 14-ounce can of coconut milk, 1½ tablespoons of lemon juice, ¼ cup of soy sauce, ¼ tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and ¼ teaspoon of chili sauce. Mix until smooth.


Spotlight Story

A Bold Indonesian Preacher

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Muslims remove their shoes before entering a mosque

A Christian preacher in Indonesia shares the truth about Jesus in some unusual places, including mosques! (Mosques are buildings where Muslims worship.) When he begins to teach others about Jesus in the mosques, people assume he is a Muslim. He has even been arrested because police thought he was a Muslim who caused trouble by talking about Jesus too much.

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Activities Story

Indonesian Toy Car

Toy Car

Jeruk bali is a fruit from Indonesia with a thick skin. (The fruit is also known as a pomelo.) In times past, Indonesian children made cars out of the skin of the fruit. They cut wheels and car shapes out of the skin and attached the wheels with small strong sticks about the thickness of toothpicks. A long stick attached to the back or a string tied to the front allowed the child to push or pull the car.

Try making a toy car like the ones in the photo out of the skin of an orange or honeydew melon and toothpicks. (A lime was used for the “driver.”)

Pray that all Indonesian children will learn that Jesus loves them.


Spotlight Story

Internet Control

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The government of Iran does not allow the people to have basic rights and freedoms. Children born into Muslim families are expected to stay Muslims their entire lives. But many Muslims are coming to Christ anyway.

Officials restrict other freedoms, too. News reports in recent weeks have said that the government appears to be blocking citizens’ computers from getting the Internet and email at times. Do you think anyone from Iran or countries near Iran visit this website? Check our map to see. Use a computer mouse to hover over a pin on the map to reveal the location of a visitor.


Feature Story

Febiola

Yubelina and Febiola
Yubelina and Febiola

Parents and Teachers: The March issue of The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter includes stories of bold Christians in Indonesia. To subscribe to the free monthly newsletter, visit our subscription signup page.

As you read the newsletters, you may want to share stories from this site about the featured countries with your children and pray together for the people in the stories.

For more facts about Indonesia, visit its Country page, or download the activity book, Bold Believers in Indonesia. Find additional posts about Indonesia by entering “Indonesia” in the “Search KOC” box.

About 11 years ago, Muslims attacked Christians at a village in Indonesia. Yubelina, a mother of three children, fell as she ran to escape the attackers. Some of the kerosene from the lamp she carried spilled on her face and body, and Yubelina was badly burned. The Voice of the Martyrs has helped her get the operations and medical help she needed.

Febiola is Yubelina’s daughter. In an interview with a VOM contact, she talked about her life and her mother.

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