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Send a Card to a Nigerian Child

Read the previous posts in the #ncpaint series to learn about paintings created by Nigerian children to illustrate sad events that happened to their families.

Read previous stories about Nigerian children (New Kids at the Stephens Centre) (Stephen Centre Kids), and watch videos (Update: Weng Walking) (Kids of Courage Conference: Mary and Martha) on this site.

You and your family or group can send a card of encouragement to Nigerian children.

Suggestions for preparing a card include:

  • If you subscribe to The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter, use the Christmas card provided in the December issue which depicts scenes from VOM’s animated DVD, JESUS: He Lived Among Us. Or send a card of your own.
  • Do you have a favorite card you have received from someone else? Cut the card apart on the fold and re-use the cover of the card to make a new card.
  • Or draw and color a picture of your own on thick paper or cardstock.
  • Or print this card and color it.
  • Write a note or your favorite Bible verse on the back.
  • Attach a photo of your family if you want to.

Draw, color, and write very carefully, doing your best work.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” (Colossians 3:23).

Send the cards to The Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74005. VOM will deliver the cards to the children of persecuted Christians in Nigeria.


Feature Story

Paintings from Nigerian Children

Nigeria
Sinemen’s Painting

This post is part of the #ncpaint series.

Eighteen-year-old Sinemen Danjuma painted the picture in the photo. Here is his description of his painting:

“This picture shows how Boko Haram [a violent Muslim group] attacked our village at night, when everyone was asleep. They all rushed to the village with heavy guns. Suddenly they started shooting everyone outside and breaking into people’s houses… while some of them were outside with swords…. It was a very bad and horrible night.”

Check the December 2013 VOM newsletter for prayer cards made from the children’s paintings.


Readers Talk to Us Story

Young Ladies Christmas Celebration

Action Packs

Every year, Robyn and David F.’s family in Ohio invite their friends to a “Young Ladies Christmas Celebration.” Read below what Robyn wrote The Voice of the Martyrs about last year’s celebration.

“Each year, it is our three daughters’ joy to select a service project. We do this to bless our community and to share the love of Jesus. This year our daughters invited their friends to a Christmas party to pack Action Packs.

“In previous years, I had the privilege of teaching “Bold Believers in Other Lands” at different homeschool co-ops, in which I relied heavily on your Bold Believers [activity books]. Since that time, our family has been involved in ministry to the persecuted church worldwide and in our annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church at our church.

“Selecting the Action Packs as our girls’ Christmas outreach was a natural outgrowth of our love and concern for our brothers and sisters worldwide. However, it was a new concept for many of the girls who attended the party. It is my prayer that we planted some seeds with the young ladies and that they will grow into godly fruit in years to come.

“It is with delight that we inform you that the 15 girls were able to collect and stuff three Action Packs. We prayed over the packs and prayed for your ministry. May the Lord richly bless you all. Sincerely, Robyn F.”


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Nigerian Children’s Paintings

Nigeria
Lot’s Painting

This post is part of the #ncpaint series.

Lot Jonathan painted the picture in the photo. Here is his description of his painting:

“I am 15 years old. My father was a policeman. During the riot in Kano state in the year 2004, my father hid all of us and went out to save some people. Eventually, my father was attacked by the rioters and there was no way for my father to escape.”

Check the December 2013 VOM newsletter for prayer cards made from the children’s paintings.


Feature Story

Nigerian Children and Their Paintings

Nigeria
Matthew’s Painting

This post is part of the #ncpaint series.

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Davou painted the picture in the photo. Here is his description of his painting:

“During the riot in 2004 in Kano state, we were all home sleeping at night. The rioters came and started to knock on our door asking us to open it; if not, they would set the house on fire.

“The children started crying. We didn’t know what to do; my mother was just praying. When they started pouring petrol [gasoline] and kerosene on our house, we thought we were all going to die.

“Our neighbor asked us to climb the fence and jump into their house. We all did that. Immediately as the last person in our house jumped down, the house caught fire.

“We lost all our belongings.”

Check the December 2013 VOM newsletter for prayer cards made from the children’s paintings.


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