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10 Ways to Help Persecuted Christians in Less than 10 Minutes

1. Find out about Action Packs here. Tell your friends about the project, and make a plan to help them order and pack Action Packs to send to a country where Christians are persecuted.

2. Pray for persecuted Christians while waiting in line or riding to school or church.

3. Take The Voice of the Martyrs magazines to your next doctor or dentist visit. Ask if you can leave them in the waiting room.


4. Let a children’s pastor know about the Witnesses Trilogy, Torchlighters resources, and Courageous book series described here.

5. Visit VOM’s icommittopray.com site and make a list of three people you can pray for this week during mealtime prayers.

6. Read about Family Med Packs here. Ask your parents or teacher if you can participate in providing a Med Pack for victims of attacks by radical Muslims.

7. Visit prisoneralert.com and learn about writing letters to persecuted Christian prisoners.

8. A family in Utah put spare coins in a jar for a year, then sent the money to VOM to help persecuted Christians. They called the jar “the jar for the unknown soldier” in honor of Christians around the world who need encouragement. Decorate a jar to set in your house or classroom. Invite your family or classmates to help you collect spare change for a project to help struggling Christians.

9. Tell three friends about a story you read on this website and encourage them to visit the site to learn more about persecuted Christians.

10. Download the “One Hundred Ways Poster” from the Downloads section of this site to share with other Christians.


New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made any resolutions for 2021?

Hebrews 13:3 says, “Do not forget those who are in prison. Remember them as if you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering as if you were suffering with them” (ICB).

The verse reminds us to pray for the persecuted Christians around the world. What plans can you make for 2021 that include remembering the persecuted?

To get some ideas, go to Archives, then click on “What You Can Do.”


2021 VOM Calendar

The 2021 The Voice of the Martyrs calendar features inspiring photos of Christians around the world and daily prayer requests from countries where Christians are persecuted. Check the December 2020 The Voice of the Martyrs magazine to find out how to get one free calendar, or go to persecution.com/calendar to order more calendars.

Do you have a VOM calendar from a previous year? Click here, here, and here to find projects to do with photos from the old calendar. Can you think of other projects using previous years’ calendars?


Thank You Note Day

December 26 is National Thank You Note Day. On that day, many people write thank you notes to friends and relatives who gave them Christmas presents.

Read below some suggestions for writing additional thank you notes.

  1. Go to www.PrisonerAlert.com and find out how to write a note to a Christian in prison for their faith. Thank them for encouraging other Christians to serve God no matter what the cost.
  2. Is there someone in your community who faces obstacles as they tirelessly serve God and others? Send them a note thanking them for their service.
  3. Thank someone who has helped you grow in your faith and in your desire to be a strong witness for Jesus.

Christmas Ornament Craft

You can make a Christmas ornament to help you remember bold Christians around the world at Christmas.

Needed
*Glitter card stock or glitter poster board
*A piece of thick paper, card stock, or cardboard
*Photos of children from VOM publications or websites, or outdated VOM calendars. (Find small photos under “Key Chain Pictures” in the Downloads section.)
*Ribbon
*Hole punch
*Glue

Instructions
1. Make an ornament pattern out of thick paper, card stock, or cardboard. The ornament can be a star or other shape that you like.
2. Draw around the pattern on glitter card stock or glitter poster board.
3. Cut out the ornament. Glue a small photo of a child to the ornament.
4. Punch a hole in the top of the ornament and add ribbon so you can hang it up.