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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.

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God’s Resources for Us

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A VOM worker recently visited a country where Christians are sometimes arrested for sharing the gospel in public. But the Christians continue to witness boldly, even to police officers!

The worker shared his thoughts about their boldness during devotions at VOM. He said, “The resources the Lord provided Peter and John are the same resources he provides to Christians in [the restricted nation] and the same resources he gives to us.”

Read Acts 4:1-31 to learn more about Peter and John’s boldness. Do you think that the boldness God gave Peter and John and that he gives persecuted Christians to share the gospel is available to you?


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Egypt Twins: Update

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A 2008 story on this site told about Mario and Andrew, Christian twins in Egypt who refused to take a test at school about Muslim teachings.

The twins’ father had divorced their mother and had become a Muslim. He changed Mario and Andrew’s identity cards and had them registered as Muslims. At school, they were treated as Muslims.

Recently a court decision said that Mario and Andrew can have new ID cards that say they are Christians.

Pray that they will finish their education. Ask God to help Christians in Egypt stay strong in their faith even when they are treated unfairly.


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Missions Read-a-Thon

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The Missions Read-a-Thon is a fall reading program for children at Atlanta’s First Baptist Church. Kids receive a point for each book they read about missions from the church’s library. If they read at least two books, the church gives them a Kids of Courage Bold Believers activity book.

Kids receive additional points for participating in a Christian mission’s shoebox project, and for meeting missionaries who come to the church’s annual missions conference. Last year, 37 missionaries were part of the conference!

Kids were able to enter a prize drawing for each point earned. Prizes included globes and missions-related items.

“I pray that we will be able to continue to create an interest in missions throughout the coming year,” said Martha D., the church librarian.

You can download free Kids of Courage Bold Believers activity books from the Downloads section of this site.


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Bold Workers in Nigeria

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In recent years, many churches in northern Nigeria have been burned down by radical Muslims. Christian pastors have been attacked and persecuted.

But Christians continue to follow God’s command to preach the good news to all creation (Mark 16:15). They travel many miles to share the gospel with people in remote villages.

The Voice of the Martyrs recently provided 35 Nigerian Christian workers with bicycles and microphones. The Christians can travel to villages on their bikes and use the microphones to talk to groups of people.

Ask God to protect the workers. Pray that villagers will hear their message and turn their hearts to God.


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Pakistan School Report

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A U.S. government report says children in Pakistan are taught that Christians and Hindus are not as good as Muslims. The workers who conducted the study looked at more than 100 Pakistani school books and talked to almost 300 students and teachers.

Eighty percent of the teachers believe that non-Muslims are “enemies of Islam.” (Islam is the religion of Muslims.) Textbooks encourage the idea that people from other religions are less important, and that they may be dangerous to Muslims.

A U.S. government spokesman said that the teachings may lead more Pakistanis to become extreme in their Muslim practices.

Pray that Christians will be treated fairly in Pakistan and will lead others to open their hearts to the love of Jesus.