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Skits and Plays

In the following skit, a Christian prisoner recognizes that he is a link in the chain of faithful Christians from the past who have sacrificed for Christ. Find additional Kids of Courage skits and plays in the Skits and Plays booklet in the Downloads section of this site.

Links in the Chain

Characters
Narrator
Prison Official
Prisoner
Several Links in the Chain

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Learn About Valentine

Valentine

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14. But why? Many buy cards and candied hearts and do not know there was a man named Valentine. Who was the man behind this holiday that has become known for cupid, chocolate, roses, and love notes saying, “Be my Valentine?”

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Lesson Plan: Bold Believers Around the World

Use this lesson plan as guide for introducing children in small groups to the concept of persecution.

Objectives for This Lesson
Students will learn the meaning of persecution. They will learn that people in some other lands are not free to pray, read the Bible, go to church, or tell others about Jesus.

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Ask a VOM Worker: Learning, Reading, Preparing

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Question: What can kids do now to prepare to serve the Lord as adults?
Answer: Read, read, read! Read your Bible. Read good books. Read the news. You can learn so much about God and the world without even leaving your home.

Question: How many children do you have?
Answer: I have three children, ages 13, 11, and 9; girl boy girl.

Question: What would you like kids in America to know about persecuted Christians?
Answer: I would want them to understand that persecuted Christians are not super Christians, but are ordinary people who through God’s grace and power have been enabled to do extraordinary things. We serve the same God and have access to the same grace and power. (See James 5:17.)

Question: What have you learned from persecuted Christians?
Answer: True joy does not depend on circumstances.

Question: What is the scariest situation you have encountered in another country?
Answer: I was caught in the middle of a coup in Southeast Asia and had a soldier wave an AK-47 in my face and fire shots over my head.
[A coup [pronounced “coo”] is a sudden takeover of a government. An AK-47 is a kind of rifle.]

Question: Should we feel guilty when we hear stories about persecuted Christians?
Answer: Absolutely not. Jesus says those who are persecuted are blessed! We should thank God for their bold witness and pray that we might be bold too.


The Bible in the Doll Bed

USSR

“Princes persecute me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your word.” Psalm 119:161.

The Soviet Union was a communist country that broke up into smaller countries in the late 20th century. The police often searched the houses of Christians. If they found Christian books, they took the books away. Sometimes they arrested the Christians.

Piotr was a Christian boy in the Soviet Union. During the night, he and his parents and little sister, Nadia, heard someone pounding on the door. “Open up! It’s the police!” the men at the door shouted.

Piotr’s mother whispered, “What should I do with the Bible? They’ll take it away!”

Piotr had an idea. He grabbed the Bible and put it under the blanket on his Nadia’s doll bed. He told his sister, “Don’t pay any attention to the people who are coming in. Just keep playing with your doll in her bed.”

Hours later, after a long search, the police finally left. They hauled away hymn books and other books. Then Nadia took the Bible from the doll’s bed. “We still have our Bible, thanks to Piotr!” she said.

Piotr said, “Let’s thank God! I prayed that they wouldn’t find the Bible, and he answered my prayer.”

(Source: When Will We See Our Father Again? [Out of print])

To Think About

  • Where would you hide your Bible if you didn’t want anyone to find it?
  • In free countries, Christians do not have to hide their Bibles. They can read God’s Word freely. Have you read your Bible today?