Donate | VOM Resources

Kabaddi, a Game from India

An official game of kabaddi is played on a court which measures 40 x 30 feet or about half the size of a basketball court. You may play your game in a smaller area. Once you have a place to play, divide a group into two teams with an equal number of players on each team. One team sends a “raider” into the territory of the other team on the court. The raider must repeat the word “kabaddi” (kah-buh-dee) over and over as he tags players. His goal is to tag as many players as possible, all in one breath. If he takes a second breath before leaving the court, he is out of the game. If he is able to leave without taking a second breath, anyone he tagged is out.

After the raider’s turn, the teams switch positions. The ones who were out of the game during the first raider’s turn stay out. The game is over when all the players on one team are out. The other team wins.

Color a Stamp from India

Click the image to open the stamp PDF file

Print a stamp coloring page from India. The bird on the stamp is a peacock. (Click the image to open a blank coloring page.)

Berfi, a Treat from India

Mix 1 cup sugar and ½ pint (1 cup) of whipping cream in a medium cooking pot. Stir on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Mix in 3 cups dry milk. Add ¼ tsp. ground cardamom and 3 cups sweetened coconut, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring for 10 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-inch by 12-inch pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts if desired. Allow to set before cutting into squares to serve.

A Father’s Love

Vera and her father, Dmitry Shestakov, shared a carefree dance before he was imprisoned for his faith.

To learn more about Dmitry, visit

Arrested for Praying


Bhaskar is a Christian in India. He wasn’t always a Christian. But a few years ago, he decided to give his life to Jesus.

Around Christmastime, a friend of Bhaskar’s got sick and had to stay in the hospital. Bhaskar went to the hospital to visit his friend and to pray for him. A few days later, he returned to the hospital and prayed for his friend again.

A radical Hindu at the hospital knew about Bhaskar’s visits. Many Hindus are peaceful, but many radical Hindus persecute Christians and use violence against those who disagree with them.

The Hindu man beat up Bhaskar because of the hospital visits and prayers. The police came. They arrested Bhaskar instead of his attackers!

Read the rest of this entry »