What do Muslims believe?
Are the God of the Bible and Allah of the Quran the same?
What is Shariah law?
How should we react to terrorism?
How can we witness to Muslims?
How do Christian beliefs about women differ from Muslim beliefs?
How are Christians treated in Muslim countries?
Published on July 17th, 2012
The Voice of the Martyrs Be-a-Voice Network helps members become VOM volunteers in their own churches and communities. Some kids are learning that membership in the network is a good way for them to serve the persecuted church. Read some of their comments below.
“I’m so glad I found [the Be-a-Voice Network]. Since I’m only 13, I needed a ministry to work through. Thank you, VOM! You’ve given me kingdom work right now!” — Emma
“I am only 12 years old, but when I hear how our brothers and sisters are being persecuted, I can almost feel their pain. I am so glad that The Voice of the Martyrs has been able to bring the truth to us. I only pray that if I ever come to anything as dangerous as they have [experienced], I may be as strong and courageous as them, with the help of the Lord….I encourage everyone to write at least a letter a week to a brother or sister. I set aside time to write two letters each week. I enjoy being able to help encourage those who need it. — Soleil B.
“I’m so glad I can be a part of this organization. I already wrote to a prisoner. It made me feel as if I were making a difference. The stories of my persecuted spiritual brothers and sisters makes me realize what a strong faith can lead to, and it’s convicting. — Abigail, age 13
After joining the network at be-a-voice.net, members receive emailed prayer bulletins, alerts, and updates to share with family and friends, and to grow a prayer network. They get information about VOM projects, prisoners to write to, and testimonies of persecuted believers. To help them introduce other Christians to information about persecuted Christians, members can receive VOM materials to pass on to friends.
Visit www.be-a-voice.net for more information.
Published on July 16th, 2012
The president of Iran, Mahmud Ahmedinijad, is often in the news. But another man, Ayattolah Khamenei, also has a lot of power over the lives of Iranians. (Ayattolah is a Muslim title.)
Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran. He can make rules about all areas of citizens’ lives. Khamenei can tell citizens how to dress, what they can learn in school, and what they can look at on the Internet.
Rules in Iran forbid Christians from openly witnessing about Jesus to Muslims. Government spies watch Christians. Pastors and other Christians risk getting arrested.
Ayattolah Khamenei was born on July 17, 1939. On his birthday, pray he will not prevent Iranians from learning about Jesus. Pray that the leaders of Iran will rule their country wisely. Ask God to strengthen Christians in Iran to stand firm in their faith when they face difficulties.
Published on July 13th, 2012
Are you looking for resources for the upcoming school year, for Sunday school classes, or for early Christmas shopping? This summer, The Voice of the Martyrs is offering the entire 9-DVD Torchlighters series about Christian heroes for a special price of $60.
Topics include Richard Wurmbrand, John Bunyan, Jim Elliot, William Tyndale, Gladys Aylward, Eric Liddell, Perpetua, William Booth, and Amy Carmichael. You can see short clips of selected Torchlighters DVDs in the video section of this site. (Each title is also available individually at www.vombooks.com.)
All the DVDs are in English and Spanish, with optional subtitles. Each 30-minute video includes extras such as leaders’ guides, background information, and activities.
Preview of the DVDs is recommended before showing them to younger children.
Visit this link to learn more about the DVD offer.
Published on July 13th, 2012
The Ministry of Education has announced that preschool boys and girls must not play together or be in the same classes. Strict Muslims separate boys and girls, but usually not until they are older.
In this video, Iranian Christians dance together while chanting the many names of God. The faces have been pixelated to conceal the identity of the Christians involved, as Christians in Iran are in continual risk of persecution by government authorities.
(Source: Mohabat News)
Published on July 12th, 2012
What were your New Year’s resolutions this year? Have you kept them?
Midnight between July 1 and July 2 is the halfway point of 2012. What resolutions can you make for the remainder of the year? How can you “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering”? (Hebrews 13:3, NIV.)
For ideas, look in the archives of this site for the posts in January 2012 titled “100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted.”