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Kids Grateful for Bibles

China
Chinese girl reading a Bible

Bibles Unbound is a VOM project that provides Bibles to people in countries where access to Bibles is limited. VOM receives thank-you letters from grateful children who have been given their first Bibles through the program. These children may be the future Christian leaders in their countries.

The following are a few of the translated letters received recently from Chinese children to VOM supporters who provide the Bibles.

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India Lesson Plan

India

Use the following suggestions to teach a Sunday school class or other group a lesson about the persecution and India.

Objectives
Students will learn that God sometimes takes care of those who are having problems by sending people to encourage them. We can be helpers if we ask God to guide us to people he wants us to help and to pray for.

Introduction
Explain: Today we are going to learn about India. Many languages are spoken in India, but the main one is Hindi. “Hindi” is a language. “Hindu” is a religion.

Teach the children to say “yes” (“hah”) and “no” (“nuh-HEE”) in Hindi. Ask a student, “Is your name [say a correct or incorrect name]?” Have them answer “hah” or nuh-HEE.” Let the children take turns asking each other their names in the same way.

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Youth Pray at a Persecution “Lock-in”

A story from the Kids of Courage archives

Two speakers from The Voice of the Martyrs were “locked in” with Georgia youth at an overnight lock-in. The VOM visitors challenged the youth to notice the opportunities God places before them.

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No Secrets

Cross

Hamid was a Muslim living in a Muslim country. Not many of the people in the country were Christians, and most of the Christians were workers who came from other countries. The law of the land said the Christians could not share their faith with Muslims. They were allowed to attend churches for Christians from other countries, but the churches had to be approved by the government.

But one worker from another country dared to follow God’s laws instead of the laws of the country. He led Hamid and several other youth to Christ.

The youth all wanted to know more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. But the Christian worker had no Christian books to share with them. He didn’t even have a computer on which to compose lessons for the youth.

So he wrote lessons about how to follow Jesus by hand on paper. He wanted to make copies of the lessons for all the “students,” but it might have been dangerous to ask a Muslim at a print shop to copy lessons about Jesus. He looked until he found a safe place to copy the lessons.

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A Changed Man

Iran
Young woman in Iran

According to the Quran, Muslim men may have as many as four wives, if they can treat them fairly. However, many Muslim men today marry only one wife.

“Polygamy” means having more than one husband or wife. A Christian who lived and worked among Muslims for many years said that no Muslim polygamist had ever told him that they had peace in their homes. Instead, “they have stated how difficult it is to create a climate of love and trust within the family.” (Source: Phil Parshall in Understanding Muslim Teachings and Traditions)

Even in Muslim families where the husband has one wife, the subject of polygamy can cause disagreements. The husband may talk about it, and the wife may fear he will bring home another wife.

Daniel was a Muslim who grew up in Iran. After a long search for the truth, he came to understand that God loved him and could bring him peace through Jesus. At first he was scared to tell his wife about his new Christian faith.

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