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Practice Telling a Story


Muslim belief: Muslims worship Allah, and their holy book is the Quran. The Quran does not say that Allah seeks to redeem those lost in sin or that he loves sinners. Quran Chapter 4, Verse 107 says, “Lo! Allah loveth not one who is treacherous and sinful.”

Christian belief: God is a loving heavenly Father. We love Him because He first loved us, even while we were still sinners. He sent Jesus to save us. (See Romans 5:8, 2 Corinthians 6:18, and 1 John 4:19.)

Muslims around the world often do not have the opportunity to hear Bible stories that would help them learn about God and Jesus. Many come from cultures where storytelling is important.

Maybe sometime you will have the chance to share Bible stories with someone who has never heard them. You can practice telling Bible stories to younger children.

Read a story about Jesus and a sinner in Luke 19:1–9. Photocopy the pages above from Bold Believers in Morocco. (The complete book is available in the Downloads section.) The pictures are out of order. Color the pictures, then write “1” on the line near the picture that shows what happened first, and “2” near the picture that shows what happened next, and so on. Check your answers in a Bible. Practice telling the story in the right order.

Homework and Academic Fair Ideas

Bold Believers in Nigeria

Are you looking for a topic for a school report or academic fair project? The free Bold Believers activity books in the Downloads section of this site provide information about many unique subjects. Read the list below to find examples of some of the topics featured in the books.

(Find additional homework help ideas in our posts Homework Help and Write a Report: Be a Voice.)

Bold Believers in Nigeria
Nigerian languages
Shariah law
Bold Believers in Pakistan
9/11, the Taliban, al-Qaida
Blasphemy laws
Bonded laborers
Pakistani culture
Bold Believers Among the Khmu of Southeast Asia
Who are the Khmu?
Buddhist beliefs
Bold Believers in North Korea
Robert Thomas, missionary
Learning About Islam
Muslim beliefs and practices
Comparing Islam and Christianity
The Quran
Women in Islam
Bold Believers in Burma
Bold Believers in Colombia
Comparing Marxism and Christianity
Bold Believers in Turkey
Smyrna, a Turkish city
Bold Believers in Gaza and the West Bank
Bold Believers in Eritrea
Eritrean Christians
Bold Believers in Egypt
Making papyrus
Comparing Christianity and the ancient religion of the Pharaohs
Bold Believers Among China’s Uygurs
Who are the Uygurs?
Bold Believers in China
Big things in China
Christians in China
Bold missionaries who went to China
Bold Believers in Iraq
Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims
Bold Believers in Algeria and Tunisia
Christians in North Africa (also see Bold Believers in Morocco and Egypt)
Berbers and Berber cave homes (also see Bold Believers in Morocco)
Bold Believers in Indonesia
Religions of Indonesia
Islands of Indonesia
Bold Believers in India
The states of India
Bold Believers of the Hmong People
The Hmong people
Bold Believers in Vietnam
The religions of Vietnam
Children of Christian prisoners
Bold Believers in Nepal
The religions of Nepal
Bold Believers in Chiapas (Mexico)
Christians in Chiapas
Bold Believers in Ethiopia
Ethiopian culture
Bold Believers in Uzbekistan
Uzbek culture

Ahmed’s Secret

Satellite dishes bring Christian programs to Moroccan homes

Ahmed liked to sit in front of his family’s TV and flip through channels. When he was home alone, he watched a Christian satellite program. Ahmed learned the truth about Jesus from the program, and he believed what he heard. But he kept his new faith secret.

Like most Moroccan children, Ahmed was born into a Muslim family. Family honor is treasured in Morocco. Many Muslims believe their family’s honor will be ruined if a family member becomes a Christian.

A Surprise
One day, Ahmed went to the souk (market) with his mother Zebidah, and his two younger sisters. But Ahmed forgot to take his money. He returned home to get his money, planning to join his mother and sisters later. When he got home, he discovered his father, Gareeb, watching a Christian program on TV!

“What are you doing?” asked Ahmed. “That’s a Christian program you are watching!”

“Son, I’ve been watching this show for a long time,” his father answered.

“Really?” said Ahmed. “Then I can tell you that I watch it, too!”

Ahmed and his father joyfully shared what they had learned about Jesus. Then they agreed to tell the rest of the family that they were followers of Christ.

More Surprises
After Zebidah and the girls came home, Gareeb and Ahmed discovered an amazing fact. They had also been watching the Christian program and had given their lives to Jesus!

The TV program became the family’s church. They sang, prayed, and read the Bible along with the people on the show. They listened to sermons that encouraged them.

Pray that more Moroccan families will come to know Christ.

(Source: Bold Believers in Morocco)

“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served….Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve….But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14–15).

Church Picnic in Morocco


A Christian in Morocco took the photo at a picnic in a park. The Coca-Cola can has Arabic writing on it. Arabic is the official language of Morocco.

The Christians at the picnic wanted to meet together to worship God. But that can be difficult in Morocco, especially for Christians who used to be Muslims. Most Moroccans are Muslims, and the government does not want them to leave Islam and follow Jesus.

So the Christians prepared a picnic lunch and met in a big park, far from other park visitors. The pastor read from the Bible to the 11 adults and seven children at the worship service. The Christians prayed and sang Christians songs.

All but two of the Moroccans in the picnic congregation had been to jail at least once for their faith. They know they could go to jail again. But they love Jesus and want and want to worship him with other Christians.

Praise God for the courage of Moroccan Christians and ask him to protect them.

(To learn more about Christians in Morocco, read Bold Believers in Morocco, found in the free Download section of this site, or for purchase at

Seeing the Hand of the Lord in Morocco

Satellite dishes bring Christian programs to Moroccan homes

Hassan grew up in a family of three boys and four girls in Morocco. When he was 3 years old, his father began taking him to the mosque to learn to memorize the Quran. (A mosque is a building where Muslims worship, and the Quran is the Muslims’ holy book.)

One day when he was a teenager, Hassan discovered a Christian program on the radio. He continued to listen to the program for six months. “I decided to act as a good Muslim,” Hassan said. He wrote the radio station a letter telling the Christians that their ideas were wrong. “I included some verses from the Quran and also a lot of insults,” Hassan said. He didn’t expect to receive a reply to his letter.

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