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A Flying Missionary

Missionary Steve Saint recently took a drive in an interesting car. The car raced down the road, then took off flying in the air! Steve hopes flying cars can help people travel in remote jungle areas where cars can’t go.

Steve has worked among people in Ecuador for many years. The amazing thing about his work is that it has helped tribal people who killed his father and other missionaries years ago when Steve was a boy. Through the efforts and prayers of many Christians and by the grace of God, members of the tribe gave up their violent ways and began to follow Jesus. Steve forgave his father’s killers and became a missionary to their land. He obeyed Jesus, who said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).


Kids of Courage Trust God

If you trust someone, you know what they say is true. How can we find out what God says? We can read the Bible! In the Bible, God says that those who follow his Son Jesus will have trouble sometimes. But he promises to always be with us, in good times and bad. Kids of Courage believe what God says in the Bible and trust him to be there when they need him and when others need him.

Kids of Courage trust God even when they don’t always understand why God allows certain things to happen in their lives or in the lives of others. The Bible says, “Lean not on your own understanding,” which means we can’t always trust our own understanding of situations, though we can trust God.

(From the Kids of Courage VBS curriculum)

To Think About: If we are sick, hurt, or having problems, does that mean we can’t trust God to help us? If everything is going right, does that mean we don’t need to trust God because we can handle things ourselves?


Chen Le

Chen Le, a Christian teenager, was expelled from his school in China. Government officials had found out that he went to church and attended other Christian activities. The officials told his school to teach Chen Le that his Christian faith was wrong. But Chen Le refused to give up his faith. He refused to stop going to Christian activities.

The school told him to leave.

Christians around the world prayed for Chen Le and wrote letters to officials on his behalf. Because Christians spoke out for Chen Le, Chinese officials changed their minds and allowed him to return to school.

(Source: China Aid)

Can you speak out today for someone who is doing God’s will? Visit www.prisoneralert.com for some suggestions.


Too Scary for Kids?

The Voice of the Martyrs received the following letter about Kids of Courage materials.

“Dear VOM, Please do not send us your materials. We understand the need for prayer for the persecuted church. But we believe that the information is far too frightening for children.”

Do you agree?


Letter from a Persecuted Country

The Voice of the Martyrs received a letter from a Christian in a country where the government persecutes Christians and Bibles are not easy to get. Read below what the letter said.

“I gave my life to Jesus when I was 17. Not very many people in the village church have Bibles of their own. Our church has a very big Bible. The pastor gave permission for us to read the Bible if we came to church early. About 35 people used to come and read for half an hour. To be honest, I did not even know how many books were in the Bible.

“One day after church, the pastor said the church would provide a Bible for anyone who didn’t have one. I said, ‘I don’t have much money right now. Can I pay you a little bit at a time?” The pastor said, “No, these Bibles are free. You do not have to pay.’

“I was almost crying. Now I will have a Bible. I will read it every day. We thank VOM for providing the church with these Bibles, and we pray for the thousands of believers who are waiting to receive the same blessing.”

(To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)