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Sunday School Around the World: Nepal

 

About 80 percent of the people in Nepal are Hindu, and about 10 percent are Buddhist. In practice, many follow a mixture of both religions. About 2 percent of the people are Christian, and their numbers are increasing. Those who come to Christ from other religions may be persecuted by their families, neighbors, teachers, and bosses, or others.

The youth in the photo are studying the Bible. They have some unusual animal guests visiting their class! (Hindus honor cattle, and it is against the law to kill a cow in Nepal.)


Sunday School Around the World: Pakistan

Esther and her students

Esther and her family worked very hard all day at a brick kiln in Pakistan. In her free time, Esther began teaching Sunday school classes to the children of other brick kiln workers. Muslim children began to attend her class.

Esther tells what happened next.

“The brick kiln owner warned me four times to stop holding meetings and to stop teaching Muslims. I told him I did not force the Muslims to attend, and their parents knew that the children were Sunday school students. They take interest because I teach about the God who was, and is, and will live forever.

“One day the brick kiln owner came to my class and ordered the Muslim students to get out of my house. He slapped my face, then grabbed my Bible out of my hand and threw it on a couch. He said, ‘I have told you many times to stop the prayer meetings!’ The Muslim students stopped him from beating me.

“I did not stop teaching. The owner continued to persecute me and he attacked me violently another time.

“I have forgiven the brick kiln owner, because I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Read the entire story here.


Sunday School Around the World: Kenya

 

The Sunday school class in the photo is meeting safely under a huge rock in Kenya. Can you name five ways your Sunday school class is different from the Kenyan class? In what ways do you suppose the class in the photo is like your class?

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Enter “Kenya” in the search box to learn about some of the struggles faced by Christians in Kenya.


Sunday School Around the World: Uganda

Ugandan girls with Bibles

Last year, a VOM worker visited Christians in a mostly-Muslim area of Uganda. The worker was sad when he met some Christian children and realized that many were not growing in their faith.

“There are so many children and so few children’s teachers,” the VOM worker said. “They have no materials and no Bibles, and the situation is not good.

“We saw Muslim kids who knew much more about their faith than the Christian children knew about Christianity. We asked the Christian kids what they knew about God, and they didn’t know much.

“Please pray for the children’s church that they may get teachers to help them, especially in places where most people are Muslims.”

(Source: VOM contacts. Edited from the original for clarity and length.)

Watch this video that shows people in Uganda receiving Bibles sent by The Voice of the Martyrs.

Read about some Muslim beliefs here. Go to the Beliefs section of this site to find more charts comparing biblical Christianity with other beliefs.


Christians in China: Part 4

Watch the video to learn more about Christians in China today. As you watch, look for answers to the following questions.

1. Why is the family happy?
2. How long did Wenxi Li spend in jail?
3. What did he make in jail?


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