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Bold Believers in North Korea

Bold Believers in North Korea includes stories, history and culture facts, activities, and recipes that help children understand the daily lives of people in a country where citizens are forbidden to practice Christianity. The 54-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.

Activities Story

100 Ways Kids Can Help Persecuted Christians: #81–90

  1. Make a “Family Prayer Album” using clips from VOM publications.
  2. Display items about persecution at a history or geography fair.
  3. Leave a VOM publication in a car mechanic’s waiting room.
  4. Find the name of leaders of restricted nations in an almanac. Pray for them.
  5. Serve a dinner featuring food from a restricted country. Share about Christians there. (Find recipes from restricted countries in our Activity section or in the downloadable activity books on this site.)
  6. Make a parade float about courageous Christians.
  7. Phone a friend once a week to pray together for persecuted Christians.
  8. Design Christmas ornaments using photos from VOM publications.
  9. Hold an overnight lock-in, and spend the time learning about and praying for persecuted Christians.
  10. Collect spare change in a jar for a year to support a VOM project.


Activities Story

100 Ways Kids Can Help Persecuted Christians: #71–80

  1. Save the fronts of Christmas cards to use as postcards for Christian prisoners.
  2. Design a poster or mural about Christians who have suffered for their faith.
  3. Use Isaiah 41:10 and Psalm 107:19 as prayers for persecuted Christians.
  4. Put on a puppet show about today’s heroes of the faith.
  5. Share about persecuted Christians at family meals or devotions.
  6. Pray for persecutors to repent and follow Jesus.
  7. Start a letter-writing club to write to Christian prisoners. (See www.prisoneralert.com.)
  8. Send VOM resources to a U.S. prison chaplain to share with prisoners.
  9. Have a car wash to earn funds for a project to help the persecuted.
  10. Make a list of hymns about persecution for events where persecution is discussed.


Activities Story

100 Ways Kids Can Help Persecuted Christians: #61–70

  1. Make key rings using photos from VOM publications.
  2. Help run a sport or game tournament to raise money to aid struggling Christians.
  3. Write a poem about persecuted Christians and send it to a website or magazine.
  4. Add a story about persecuted Christians to a website or blog.
  5. Recycle cans to raise funds to help persecuted Christians.
  6. Share stories of victorious Christians with someone who is discouraged.
  7. Use time while running or exercising to pray for the persecuted.
  8. Make a light switchplate cover with pictures of persecuted Christians to serve as a prayer reminder.
  9. Worship outside and remember those whose churches have been burned.
  10. Learn some words in the language of a country where you may want to minister someday.


Spotlight Story

Easter Prayers for Muslims

Cross

The Quran is the Muslim holy book. Chapter 4, Verse 157 of the Quran says, “[They claimed]…’We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God,’ but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them…” (Sura 4:157, Yusuf Ali translation).

So Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified. During the Easter season, pray that Muslims will understand that Jesus died, rose again, and conquered death.

Pray especially for radical Muslims who persecute Christians. Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, said, “They will not succeed in making us hate them.” Their persecution of Christians will just make us want to do more to bring them the message of Christ. If they understand what Jesus taught, they will no longer wasn’t to persecute others.


Activities Story

Easter Cross

You can make a cross that helps you remember persecuted Christians (Hebrews 13:3) at Easter and throughout the year.

Needed
Cardstock or poster board
Yarn (or twine)
Glue
Printed (or written) names of countries where Christians are persecuted, or “Pray for the Persecuted,” or a Bible verse reference

Instructions
1. Draw a 7½-inch tall and 5½-wide cross on cardstock or poster board. Cut out the cross.
2. Cut two 4-inch pieces and one 8-inch piece of yarn.
3. Apply glue to cover the long piece of the cross. Stick the end of the 8-inch segment of yarn to the cross, starting at the top. Attach the yarn to the cross little by little, until the outer edge of the piece is outlined with the yarn. Continue wrapping the yarn around the cross, working from the outside to the inside until the piece is completely covered. Trim the end of the yarn if necessary.
4. Repeat the process with the shorter parts of the cross, one at a time.
5. Glue on printed (or written) names of countries where Christians are persecuted, or “Pray for the Persecuted,” or a Bible verse reference.
6. Hang up the cross as a reminder to think of Christians who are persecuted for their faith in the one whose resurrection we celebrate at Easter.