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Giving Thanks

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is on November 22 this year. When we think of Christian persecution, it might seem like there is not much to be thankful for. But this year, stories on this site have encouraged readers to thank God for:

On Thanksgiving this year, remember to thank God for watching over suffering Christians around the world, and for their example of faithfulness to him.


Names in the News

Gaza

Gaza, Israel, Hamas, and Fatah are names in the news this week. Find more about the geography, history, culture, religions, and Christians of the places in the news in Bold Believers in Gaza and the West Bank in the Downloads section of this site.

Additional information is available in the following posts:

Use what you learn to help you pray for the region when you hear news reporters talk about what’s going on there.


Snack and Share

Nigeria

Some of the snacks that Nigerian kids enjoy are made of corn and peanuts. Try the corn and peanut snack recipe below. Can you share the snack with a Sunday school class or other group and tell them about Christian kids in Nigeria? Enter “Nigeria” in the search box on this site to find stories and information to share. Or download Bold Believers in Nigeria from the Downloads section.

Recipe

  1. Thaw 2 cups of frozen corn to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Spread out the thawed corn in a layer on a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake until the corn is light brown and starting to dry out (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  5. Remove the corn from the oven and let it cool.
  6. Put the corn in a bowl, and mix in 2 cups of peanuts.
  7. Sprinkle salt on top.

Keep the snack mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve and eat it.


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?

KOC

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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