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Kids of Courage VBS Curriculum


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 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.

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Homework Help

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Ying’s Story

BurmaA young girl from Burma

Ying lives in Burma where most of the people are Buddhist. One day, a traveling Christian preacher came to her town and began sharing the gospel with Ying’s neighbor. Ying overheard the preacher talking. She drew closer to hear more, and she began asking him questions. Ying thought about his answers and later gave her life to Christ.

Ying lived with her Buddhist aunt because her mother died when she was very young, and her father left her. After Ying became a Christian, she began attending a Bible school to learn how to be a missionary. But one day, her aunt and cousins locked her in the house and refused to let her go to school. They told her if she does not quit being Christian, they will not feed her anymore, and they will beat her and send her to a faraway village where there are no Christians.

Ying ran away from home to follow Christ and left her relatives behind. The Voice of the Martyrs is helping her start a new life. But she needs prayer to stay strong.

Read Matthew 19:29. Why might this verse be a comfort to Ying?

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Kids of Courage Remember Persecuted Christians

VBSKids of Courage VBS Curriculum

Kids of Courage remember persecuted Christians. Persecution can mean someone is teased, picked on, or made fun of. Or it can mean something more serious. Persecution can mean someone is arrested, put in jail, or attacked.

The Bible tells us to remember Christians who are suffering. Hebrews 13:3 says to remember prisoners and those who are mistreated. The verse reminds us that all Christians are part of the body of Christ. When one part of the body suffers, every other part suffers with it. (See 1 Corinthians 12:12, 26–27.)

What does it mean to remember those who are persecuted? It means, “Don’t forget!” When we remember persecuted Christians, we will want to tell others about them and ask others to pray for them.

(Source: The Kids of Courage VBS curriculum)

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Update on Laos Orphans


The Voice of the Martyrs received a report posted in November about an orphan in Laos who became a Christian. Ten more children at his orphanage then trusted in Christ. The orphans were warned by the director of the orphanage to stop attending church.

Seven of the orphans agreed to quit going to church, but did not deny Jesus. The remaining four orphans continued to go to church, risking being kicked out of the orphanage with nowhere to go.

VOM received an update on the orphans this week. The report said:

“The boys are still attending church each week even though they have to slip away one by one on Sunday mornings from the orphanage/school. They are stopped from leaving the school if they try to leave as a group.

“While some of the boys initially stopped attending church out of fear, they later decided to ignore the threats to be kicked out of school and came back to church. There have been no recent threats by the school officials against the boys so we hope that the officials have given up and will just ‘look the other way.’

“Prayers are still appreciated as this could change at any time, but for now things are quiet. All but one of the boys are orphans so they need prayer as they face an uncertain future once they graduate and have to leave the school.”

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A Strange Visitor

City street in China

One day, a farmer and his wife came to the city of Shangai, China. They wore simple farmer’s clothes and slept on the sidewalk. People in the city noticed them and began to ask “Where do you come from? Why are you here?”

“I have come to find my brother,” the farmer answered.

“Where does your brother live,” someone asked.

“I don’t know,” the farmer answered.

“What is his name?”

“I don’t know,” the farmer again replied.

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