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More Nigerian Children Singing Praises

More than 300 children live at The Stephen Center in Nigeria, a home and school for children whose families have been persecuted in Muslim attacks.

Watch the clip of Stephen Center children singing praises to God. Another clip of Nigerian children is available in the post Nigerian Children Singing Praises.

Model Missionary Plane


Christians from all over the U.S. are finding creative ways to increase awareness about persecution in other lands. When people are aware of the situation faced by Christians around the world, they can pray for the Christians in those situations.

A man in North Carolina, Mike L., built a model of a parachute-dropping airplane. The real airplane he depicted dropped Bible-carrying parachutes into guerrilla-controlled jungle areas of Colombia before it was decommissioned and placed at the VOM headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

People at a missions conference at Mike’s church learned more about VOM’s work in Colombia with the help of his model.

See the “100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church” poster in the Downloads section for ideas about how to increase awareness of persecuted Christians.

Persecuted Pastors Pray

Pastors meeting

Thirty-five persecuted pastors in Asia gathered to pray recently. In their country, pastors have been beaten up and arrested, and their families threatened.

What do you suppose the pastors prayed for? In an email, the pastors told VOM:

“We focused this month on South Sudan and Senegal. We prayed for [VOM projects]. Every month our prayer meeting number has increased. Next month we are going to have 70 pastors…. Please pray for our team.”

The persecuted pastors prayed for other persecuted Christians in different areas of the world! They are following the Bible’s command to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them — those who are mistreated — since you yourselves are in the body also” (Hebrews 13:3, NKJV).

Nigerian Children Singing Praises

The Stephen Center in Nigeria is a home and school for children whose families have been persecuted in Muslim attacks. The children at the school help and encourage each other. They learn to forgive and to give glory to God in all circumstances.

Watch the clip to see some of the children singing praises to the Lord.

Kids of Courage in Russia

KOC in Russia
Дети отваги
(Children of Courage)

The U.S.S.R. (often called “the Soviet Union”) was the largest communist country in the world. In the early 1990s, it broke up into many smaller countries.

People in the smaller countries have their own languages. But many still speak Russian, the language of the Soviet Union.

Russian-speaking Christians have started a children’s website using Kids of Courage stories.

Go to the Map of Visitors page on this site to see if anyone in the former Soviet Union has recently visited Kids of Courage. The countries formed when the U.S.S.R. broke up are: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.

You can find out what life is like for Christians in some of those countries in the Countries section of this site.