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Tanzania: Eva Update

Eva

Eva, a 17-year-old Christian in Tanzania was sent to prison for two years. Muslims accused her of damaging a Quran. Read her story here and here.

The Voice of the Martyrs has received an update saying that a lawyer has agreed to help Eva. The lawyer has filed an appeal to the High Court of Tanzania. Eva hopes the High Court will change her prison sentence.

Please pray for Eva, her lawyer, and for Christians in Tanzania. Go to www.prisoneralert.com to find out how to write a letter of encouragement to Eva.


Kids of Courage Survey Question #3: How Should Christians Act Toward Muslims?

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Kids of Courage asked American children and youth, “How should Christians act toward Muslims?” Read some of their answers below, and think about what your answer would be. At the end of the post, read what Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, said about Christians’ attitudes toward Muslims.

How should Christians act toward Muslims?

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Kids of Courage Survey Question #2: What is Islam?

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Kids of Courage asked American children and youth, “What is Islam?” Read some of the answers below. (What would your answer be?)

What is Islam?

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Kids of Courage Survey Question #1: What is a Christian?

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Kids of Courage asked American children and youth, “What is a Christian? What must someone do to become a Christian? Read the answers below and think about what your answer would be if someone who was not a Christian asked you the same questions. Share your answer with a mature Christian to see if he or she has any suggestions to improve your answer.

What is a Christian? What must someone do to become a Christian?

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Facts about Somalia

Somalia

  • The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu.
  • Somalia is about the size of Texas.
  • Almost 100 percent of the people are Muslims.
  • There are no public places of worship for non-Muslims.
  • Only about 40 percent of adults can read.
  • Somalis are expected to live (“life expectancy”) until about age 50.
  • “School life expectancy” is 3 years for boys and 2 for girls. (The number of years of schooling children are expected to get is the “school life expectancy.”)
  • Wars and fighting have disturbed the country for many years.
  • A Muslim terrorist group, al-Shabab, persecutes Christians.

To Do: Turn each fact above into a prayer for Somalia. For example, the first fact is, “The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu.” You might pray, “Dear God, Please let all the people of Mogadishu learn that you love them. We pray that more and more Somalis will follow you and share your love with others in Africa. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”