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Hmong Service Interrupted

Hmong Christians in Vietnam
Hmong Christians in Vietnam

Suppose you and your family were sitting with other families in church one Sunday, and several visitors arrived. But these are not friendly visitors.

They identify themselves as local officials, and they take away everyone’s cell phones so the members can’t contact anyone. Then the visitors gather up Bibles and hymnals and take them to their vehicles.

Instead of the pastor giving a sermon, the visitors speak. They tell everyone that they will arrest the pastor if the church members meet for worship services again.

The officials explain that they plan to station a policeman outside the church. If any member comes to the church while the policeman is there, the church member will be kicked out and the officials will come and tear down the church.

That is what happened at a Hmong church in Vietnam several weeks ago. The police in Vietnam do not like it when Christianity spreads among tribal groups such as the Hmong.

  • The Christians in the church are asking for prayer that they will stay strong in their faith.
  • Can you write and present a skit based on the events at the Hmong church in Vietnam and share it with a class or group? Encourage the group to pray for Hmong Christians.

Sisters Remember the Persecuted

Eva Abdallah

The Voice of the Martyrs reader “Aunt Jessi” from Kansas recently sent VOM a note about an outing she enjoyed with her 6-year-old niece, Grace.

“We did Bible time together, and then discussed the life of Paul from Acts 9,” Jessi wrote. “She drew a picture of Paul on his road to Damascus, and then picked a prisoner on Prisoner Alert to pray for.

“She chose Eva. She was so excited to hear of Eva’s recent release after months of praying!

“Her two sisters, 10 and 8, have also chosen prisoners to pray for and do so faithfully. They have all now written letters and they drew pictures for the persecuted.”

If you would like to write a letter or draw a picture for a persecuted Christian, go to for more information. Or you may order a letter writing kit from

Weave a Carpet Rectangle

Carpet Rectangle

October 27 is Turkmenistan’s Independence Day when the nation celebrates its freedom from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) in 1991. Pray that people in Turkmenistan will be free to hear the truth about Jesus.

Carpetmaking is a traditional craft in Turkmenistan.

Use the instructions to weave a “carpet rectangle.” You may want to join several rectangles, taping them together on the back, to make a larger carpet.

Christmas Plans

Christmas Care 2013

This Christmas, would your family or class like to bless children in countries where Christians are persecuted?

Keep watching this blog next month to learn how you can participate in The Voice of the Martyrs’ Christmas Care 2013 project.

Enter “Christmas Care” in the search box to read about similar projects in previous years.

Learn a Bible Verse

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:13–14, NIV).

Every day, bold Christians around the world show us what it is like to follow 1 Corinthians 16:13–14.

Can you memorize the verse as a reminder of their faithfulness and as encouragement to be a bold believer yourself?

Listen to a song that can help you learn the verse.

(Source: Kids of Courage VBS curriculum)