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As Amy Carmichael travels about southern India at the turn of the twentieth century, her deepest desire is to share Jesus’ love with the local people. She has traded her Irish clothing for a cheap Indian sari, gathered together a small group of women, and laid aside all plans for marriage and children. As one of her Indian companions points out, children would “tie the feet,” taking her attention away from her goal of sharing Christ with the people of India.

Upon adopting the name, “The Starry Cluster,” the little group eagerly sets out with great hope of fulfilling Daniel 12:3 (NIV): “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” However, results are few as the Indian caste system, which does not allow people of different levels to interact, and the society’s lesser appreciation of women, make it difficult to connect with the people. Even so, some of the women and a few children are drawn to their Christian message.

(Source: Leader’s Guide for the DVD The Amy Carmichael Story available at www.torchlighters.org.)

Read a story that tells how Amy began rescuing children in India from sad lives.

Watch a clip from The Amy Carmichael Story DVD. The DVD is available at www.VOMBooks.com.

Amy Carmichael

As Amy Carmichael travels about southern India at the turn of the twentieth century, her deepest desire is to share Jesus’ love with the local people. She has traded her Irish clothing for a cheap Indian sari, gathered together a small group of women, and laid aside all plans for marriage and children. As one of her Indian companions points out, children would “tie the feet,” taking her attention away from her goal of sharing Christ with the people of India.

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Watch the video to hear about a man who was strengthened in his faith by persecution.

A Testimony from Nigeria

Watch the video to hear about a man who was strengthened in his faith by persecution.


Long ago, Roman rulers persecuted early Christians in Africa. Perpetua, a Christian woman in her 20s, was imprisoned in Carthage with other Christians. Her father did not follow Christ. He begged her to sacrifice to Roman idols as the rulers demanded. “Have pity, my daughter, on my gray hairs,” he pleaded.

Perpetua tried to comfort her father, but she refused to sacrifice to idols. In A.D. 203, she and her friends died for their faith in Christ.

Note: The Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story is a children’s DVD available at www.vombooks.com. Preview is recommended before showing to younger children.

Perpetua

Long ago, Roman rulers persecuted early Christians in Africa. Perpetua, a Christian woman in her 20s, was imprisoned in Carthage with other Christians. Her father did not follow Christ. He begged her to sacrifice to Roman idols as the rulers demanded. “Have pity, my daughter, on my gray hairs,” he pleaded.

Perpetua tried to comfort her father, but she refused to sacrifice to idols. In A.D. 203, she and her friends died for their faith in Christ.

Note: The Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story is a children’s DVD available at www.vombooks.com. Preview is recommended before showing to younger children.


Some students from Oklahoma Wesleyan University visited Cuba earlier this year. The students got to talk with a Cuban pastor, members of a church youth group, and other Cuban Christians.

One of the students told The Voice of the Martyrs the story of Alberto, a Cuban Christian he met.

Alberto did very well in school. He was so smart that the government noticed him and arranged for him to get a good job, even though it was not a job he would have chosen if he were free to choose. But the Cuban government chose for him.

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Opposing Evil

Some students from Oklahoma Wesleyan University visited Cuba earlier this year. The students got to talk with a Cuban pastor, members of a church youth group, and other Cuban Christians.

One of the students told The Voice of the Martyrs the story of Alberto, a Cuban Christian he met.

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Top spinning is popular in Malaysia, a country where The Voice of the Martyrs works. The video is from the website of SDOK, a member of VOM’s family of missions in the Netherlands. It shows how to make a paper top. Can you follow the instructions just by watching the video even if you don’t understand Dutch?

How to Make a Malaysian Spinning Top

Top spinning is popular in Malaysia, a country where The Voice of the Martyrs works. The video is from the website of SDOK, a member of VOM’s family of missions in the Netherlands. It shows how to make a paper top. Can you follow the instructions just by watching the video even if you don’t understand Dutch?