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Remembering Mothers

On Mother’s Day this year, remember mothers you know, or mothers around the world, who have sacrificed to bring up their children in the Christian faith. Some mothers who live in countries where Christians are persecuted have lost homes, families, and friends after deciding to follow Christ. Others have lost their lives, leaving children who honor their memory.

You can make a reminder to pray for mothers and children.

Needed
Embroidery hoop
White, all-purpose glue
Scrapbook paper or other decorative paper
Buttons, ribbon, and other items for decorating
Photo of mothers and children from The Voice of the Martyrs’ publications or websites, or other sources

Instructions
1. Trace around the outside of the inner hoop on decorative paper.
2. Cut out the traced circle and glue it onto the top ring of the inner hoop. Let it dry.
3. Glue on a photo, ribbon, buttons or other items to decorate the reminder.
4. Display the hoop on a wall or bulletin board.

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife, or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:29).


100 Ways Kids Can Help Persecuted Christians: #91–100

  1. Write a book report on a book about persecuted Christians.
  2. Plan to pray for Christians in Muslim countries during Muslim holidays.
  3. Hold a weekly or monthly fast from TV, computer games, or dessert as a prayer reminder.
  4. Write a letter to the editor of a publication, telling about current persecution.
  5. Study Bible passages about persecution and share them with someone.
  6. Send profits from a lemonade stand or garage sale to support VOM projects.
  7. Offer to show a DVD about persecution to a group or class.
  8. Hold an “underground church service.” Sing and pray quietly.
  9. Invite party guests to bring items needed by the persecuted instead of gifts.
  10. Send a description of your projects to VOM to share with others.


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.


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.


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.