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Switchplate Cover Prayer Reminder

Choose a country or persecuted Christian to pray for. Make a light switchplate cover to remind you to pray for the person or country whenever you turn on a light.

On think paper, draw and cut out a rectangle slightly larger than a light switchplate. Use markers, glue and glitter, glow-in-the-dark paint, or other decorative ways to write a reminder on the paper. Decorate the rest of the switchplate cover with stickers, drawings, pictures, or designs.

To cut out the center rectangle, use small, sharp scissors to gently poke a hole in it, then finish cutting out the rectangle. (Cut out the hole in advance for younger children) Use double-sided tape, or rolled-up pieces of regular tape, to attach the cover to a light switchplate.


Learning to Be Disciples

Every morning at 4:45, Daniel and his wife, Victoria, wake up in Nigeria and prepare for another day of training new disciples. Their students are Christian youth who grew up as Muslims. Daniel and Victoria help them become strong disciples for Christ, ready to share the gospel with others. (See two of the students in the photo.)

Read below how the students spend their days.

*Every day starts with group worship and Bible study.

*In morning classes, they learn about health, good character, worldview, and lifestyle. They learn “how a disciple of Jesus Christ should live and behave, react with others, and relate,” said Daniel.

*Afternoon classes focus on literacy and memorizing Bible verses and passages. (“Literacy” is the ability to read or write.) Some of the students never learned to read. As Muslims, they learned only how to memorize the Quran, the Muslim holy book, without reading it.

*The day ends with prayer and devotions at 7:00, except on Fridays, when classes end at 11 a.m. During the rest of the day on Fridays, the students fast together to prepare for an all-night prayer meeting. Friday is the Muslim holy day. The students pray that the Holy Spirit will touch the heart of someone praying in a mosque that day. (Mosques are buildings where Muslims worship.)

(Source: The March 2021 The Voice of the Martyrs magazine.)

To Talk About
*What are some of the activities the students do to help them grow as Christians?
*What do you do to help you become a mature believer?


This Month

Parents and Teachers

The March 2021 issue of The Voice of the Martyrs magazine features stories and photos from Nigeria, where thousands of Christians are affected by Muslim terrorist attacks. The Nigerian Christians have found that God’s grace gives them strength to forgive their enemies and reach out to them with God’s love.

You can share with your children any stories and photos from the magazine that are appropriate for their level of maturity and understanding, then pray with them for the people in the stories. Enter “Nigeria” in the search box of this site to find additional stories of Nigerian Christians.

Note: To subscribe to the free monthly The Voice of the Martyrs magazine, visit the subscription signup page.

Learn more about Nigerian Christians in VOM’s Global Prayer Guide.


Imprisoned for Christ Virtual Event

Parents and Teachers
The Voice of the Martyrs, with help from LifeWay, is hosting a FREE virtual event on Friday, March 5 that will feature three inspiring speakers: Petr Jasek, Andrew Brunson and Dan Baumann. In addition to individual testimonies from the former prisoners for Christ, the event will include a panel discussion and worship music from Dove Award-winning artist Natalie Grant.

If your kids are youth or especially mature older children, you may want to consider watching the event with them. To register or for more information, visit persecution.com/event.


Imprisoned for Christ Virtual Event

Parents and Teachers
The Voice of the Martyrs, with help from LifeWay, is hosting a FREE virtual event on Friday, March 5, 2021, that will feature three inspiring speakers: Petr Jasek, Andrew Brunson and Dan Baumann. In addition to individual testimonies from the former prisoners for Christ, the event will include a panel discussion and worship music from Dove Award-winning artist Natalie Grant.

If your kids are youth or especially mature older children, you may want to consider watching the event with them. To register or for more information, visit persecution.com/event.

Note: If you want to receive a free Church Host Kit to help host the event at your church, please register by Friday, February 12.