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China Word Squares

Print the puzzle boxes below, or draw a 4 by 4 block of squares like the ones below on a piece of paper. Solve the puzzles so that each word square reveals the same words vertically (up and down) and horizontally (across).
Across and Down

  1. China built a Great ___ to keep out invaders; rhymes with “ball.”
  2. In ___, China is the fourth largest country in the world.
  3. A colorful plastic toy building brick.
  4. ___ is China’s neighbor. It is between Burma (Myanmar) and Vietnam.
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Across and Down

  1. China is all in one time ___; rhymes with “tone.”
  2. China used to be closed to outsiders; now it is more ___.
  3. Many people in China now know they ___ Jesus; rhymes with “heed.”
  4. Jesus said His disciples would be His witnesses to the ___ of the earth (Acts 1:8, NIV).
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  1. Almost ___ of China ’s people follow no religion; same as 50%.
  2. A sea east of China ; “lara” spelled backwards.
  3. The last volcano eruption in China was in 1951; melted rock from a volcano is ___.
  4. The ___ of China has five yellow stars.
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  1. At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard ___, it is 8:00 p.m. in China.
  2. A music player you can carry around.
  3. China has ___ people than any other country in the world; opposite of “less.”
  4. Adam and Eve’s garden.

Word Square Answers

  1. Wall, area, Lego, Laos
  2. zone, open, need, ends
  3. half, Aral, lava, flag
  4. time, iPod, more, Eden

A Treat from Azerbaijan

What you will need:

  • 4 Apricots
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  1. Peel, chop, and mash 4 apricots to make about 1 cup of fruit.
  2. Combine with ¾ cup sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice in a saucepan.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches a rolling boil.
  4. Continue to stir for 3 more minutes while boiling.
  5. Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Eat by the teaspoonful while drinking tea.

Projects to Help the Persecuted Church and to Spread Awareness of Their Needs

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Prisoner Alert

Visit www.PrisonerAlert.com to find out how you can write Christians who are in prison for their faith. Words in the prisoner’s language are provided for you to include in your message.

Welcome a Visitor

About 150,000 Chinese students have come to the U.S. to go to school since the 1970s. About half of them have attended church at least once while they were in America. (Source: Jesus in Beijing by David Aikman)

More than 200,000 students have come to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia in the past 35 to 40 years. Hundreds of Christians in Saudi Arabia became believers while studying in other countries.

Kids can make newcomers feel welcome! Do you know someone from another country who might like to be invited to church?

Bibles Unbound

For $30 a month, The Voice of the Martyrs will send your family, class, or group five New Testaments and everything needed for mailing Scriptures to someone in a country where Christian activity is limited by the government. Go to www.BiblesUnbound.com to find out how to sign up. The site also tells you how to get a free DVD to learn more about the Bibles Unbound program.


An Uzbek Treat to Try: Sugared Almonds

  1. Bring ½ cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of almonds.
  3. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add ½ cup water and ½ tsp. butter.
  6. Stir to coat the almonds well.
  7. Spread on a plate to cool.
  8. Break off pieces to eat.