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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?

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?

A Baby in Jail

3rd Quarter 2011 KOC Issue

Ryan, a baby in Morocco, was not yet 1 year old when he was first taken to a police station.

Ryan was with his parents at a home Bible study when about 60 police officers and soldiers arrived in more than a dozen cars. Three girls, ages 2, 3, and 4, and another baby boy were also at the home with their parents. The children had never seen so many guns!

Ryan and the other children had to go with their parents to the police station. Police took Bibles, a laptop, a camera, and a cell phone from the house. “It was the first time in recent history that the government used such a large force to attack a small Christian meeting,” said one of the Christians.

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