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100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church in 2012: #21–30

  1. Make paper flags to remind you to pray for countries where Christians are persecuted.
  2. Write letters to missionaries or soldiers serving in countries hostile to Christians.
  3. Visit the VOM online bookstore to shop for gifts.
  4. Make a doorknob hanger as a reminder to pray for struggling Christians.
  5. Send Bibles and Christian materials to countries where such materials are limited. Visit www.biblesunbound.com for suggestions, and learn more about VOM’s Bibles to Captive Nations project.
  6. Make or buy a rubber stamp that says, “Pray for [name of persecuted Christian].”
  7. Share VOM videos or other resources with a youth pastor.
  8. Use time waiting in checkout lines to pray for persecuted Christians.
  9. Make a bracelet to remind you to pray for suffering Christians.
  10. Buy a book about a Christian martyr. Read it, then donate it to a library.

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100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church in 2012: #11–20

  1. Donate VOM resources/publications to a Christian school.
  2. Hold a concert to raise funds for projects to help persecuted Christians.
  3. Make plans to help your church observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church in November.
  4. Offer free VOM Special Issues to a Christian bookstore.
  5. Share VOM resources with a Vacation Bible School director. (See www.kidsofcouragevbs.com.)
  6. Offer to share in your Sunday school class about persecution.
  7. When you are asked to pray in a group, remember the needs of the persecuted.
  8. Write a report comparing the stories of Bible heroes to those of today’s persecuted Christians.
  9. Design a bumper sticker to raise awareness of persecuted Christians.
  10. Pray for persecuted Christians you see featured in the news.

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100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church in 2012: #1–10

  1. Design a church bulletin insert about persecution.
  2. Make bookmarks for friends to remind them to pray for suffering Christians.
  3. Write, record, and share a song about martyrs.
  4. Help someone subscribe to the free The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.
  5. Commit to praying for one persecuted Christian for 30 days.
  6. Start a group among your friends to learn about and pray for persecuted Christians.
  7. Act out a scene from a book about persecuted Christians and videotape it to share.
  8. Make a scrapbook of stories about persecuted Christians from VOM publications.
  9. Make a poster listing 100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church from the January posts on this blog and display it at church.
  10. Set up an exhibit table about persecution at church.

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Ten Ways Kids Helped the Persecuted Church in 2011: #10. Good Grades for Bibles to Captive Nations

Arabic Bible
Arabic Bible

Adrian, Jason, Joshua, Keith, and Wynston are third and fourth grade boys at a Christian school in Minnesota. Every time the students got a good grade on a test, their teacher, Hannah S., put a dollar in a jar. “We raised the money to buy Bibles,” said Hannah. “I had a [VOM] flyer that told how five dollars bought one Bible for Christians in persecuted countries. The boys liked to figure out how many Bibles we could buy as the money in the jar added up.”

You can provide Bibles to restricted nations through the ‘Bibles to Captive Nations Fund’. The Bibles purchased by this fund are distributed through the underground church and/or Christian VOM contacts in all the persecuted countries where VOM works. You may specify a persecuted country where you wish to fund Bibles or mark your donation ‘where needed most’. You can donate to the ‘Bibles to Captive Nations Fund’ on-line at www.vombooks.com, call (800) 747-0085, or send your donation to VOM, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK. 74005.


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Ten Ways Kids Helped the Persecuted Church in 2011: #9. Speaking Out

Asia Bibi
Asia Bibi

Arielle, a 13-year-old girl in Wisconsin, helped VOM spread the word about Asia Bibi, a Christian in Pakistan. It is against the “blasphemy laws” in Pakistan to speak out against Islam, the founder of Islam, or the Muslim holy book. Asia was charged with blasphemy and was imprisoned after she stood up for Jesus in a discussion about religion with some Muslim women.

VOM provided an opportunity to sign a petition asking the government of Pakistan to release Asia so she could go home to her husband and children. Arielle wrote to VOM and said, “I thank you for the focus on Asia Bibi because it gave me the courage to write a speech and get up in front of my church and ask them to sign the petition. Normally I am very shy!”