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Bold Believers in Syria

Bold Believers in Syria includes stories, history and culture facts, activities, crafts, and recipes that help children understand the daily lives of their Christian brothers and sisters who face Islamic extremism. The 48-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.

Bold Believers in Syria provides age-appropriate companion material for VOM’s I Am N information and resources. (See i-am-n.com.)

Feature Story

Opposing Evil

Some students from Oklahoma Wesleyan University visited Cuba earlier this year. The students got to talk with a Cuban pastor, members of a church youth group, and other Cuban Christians.

One of the students told The Voice of the Martyrs the story of Alberto, a Cuban Christian he met.

Alberto did very well in school. He was so smart that the government noticed him and arranged for him to get a good job, even though it was not a job he would have chosen if he were free to choose. But the Cuban government chose for him.

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Spotlight Story

Praising God for Bibles

China
Reading the Bible in China

Bibles Unbound is a VOM program that provides Bibles to people in several countries with the help of VOM supporters. Read below some thank-you notes from people in China who received some of the Bibles.

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

I have received the Bible from you. Thank you for your love and giving. May God remember what you have done and bless you. I am a student, believing in Jesus since November last year. I will treasure the Bible, and love his word.

Dear brothers and sisters,

I greet you in the Lord! I have received the Bible from you. I am a student. Leaving home to school, I took a Bible with me. When I saw somebody need it, I gave it out. I couldn’t imagine that when I needed one, the Bible from you was given to me. Thanks for the grace of God and your support. God will remember what you have done.

Dear body members in the Lord,

By the name of Jesus I greet you in Jesus Christ. Here I give thanks to you for the Bible from you. Let’s pray together for more people’s contribution and more needs to be met, so that the world will be filled with the teachings of God.

Hallelujah, praise the Lord! When I received the Bible, I liked it so much that I couldn’t put it down. At last, I have my own favorite Bible. I really thank God for his grace! I give thanks to God for the Bible and to brothers and sisters who buy them for us.
When I heard the Bible was free, the Bible was shaking in my hands! Why the Bible was shaking was that I trembled when I understood you loved God so much.

Thanks for your generous giving!

Learn more about Bibles Unbound at www.biblesunbound.com. Visit VOMBooks.com to learn more about VOM’s Bibles for Captive Nations project.


Spotlight Story

Persevering Christians

Pray for persevering Christians
Pray for persevering Christians

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised” (Hebrews 10:36, NIV).

Do you know what it means to “persevere?” It means to keep on doing something even when things happen that make it difficult to continue.

The verse above says after you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised He has promised eternal life to those who believe in his Son, Jesus, and follow him.

Recently a speaker at The Voice of the Martyrs told the following two stories about persevering Christians in other countries.

A pastor preached faithfully from the Bible in his church. One day, enemies came and warned him not to preach the gospel anymore. They said if he did not quit, they would attack his church.

The very next Sunday, the pastor preached again. This time, he preached about how to prepare for suffering and persecution. He persevered even when he was threatened.

The enemies continue to make trouble for the pastor and his church and have even prevented the congregation from entering their own building. But the Christians still get together to worship God in a different building.

A pastor in a Muslim country was shot because he talked about Jesus to Muslims. He did not die, but he had to go to the hospital. As soon as he got to the hospital, he began talking to a doctor about Jesus! He persevered in doing the will of God even with a bullet in him.

Pray for persevering Christians around the world.


Activities Story

How to Make a Malaysian Spinning Top

Top spinning is popular in Malaysia, a country where The Voice of the Martyrs works. The video is from the website of SDOK, a member of VOM’s family of missions in the Netherlands. It shows how to make a paper top. Can you follow the instructions just by watching the video even if you don’t understand Dutch? You can download from their website a PDF of instructions on how to make the top here.


Spotlight Story

SDOK Helps the Stephen Centre

Nigeria
Trying out their new supplies

The Voice of the Martyrs is part of a family of missions around the world that helps persecuted Christians. The mission in the Netherlands is SDOK. You can visit SDOK’s children’s website at http://stefweb.nl.

The Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria runs Stephen Centre, a home and school for children whose parents have been injured or killed in Muslim attacks.

Recently SDOK donated girls’ hair grooming equipment and supplies to the girls at the Stephens Centre. “Thank you for bringing happiness to our girl children!” said a worker in Nigeria.