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Fulanis Receive Audio Bibles

Nigeria

Christians in Nigeria are spreading the gospel among Muslims groups — even groups that persecute Christians.

Fulani people in Nigeria are mostly Muslims, but some are coming to Christ. Others have attacked Christians and churches.

The photo in this post shows a Fulani leader and his three wives with MP3 players given to them by VOM contacts. The MP3 players play audio versions of the Bible. The wives requested that they each receive their own player.

Note: Muslim tradition allows men to have as many as four wives. A missionary who served among Muslims for many years said that no Muslim with more than one wife ever told him that they had a peaceful marriage. Instead, “they have stated how difficult it is to create a climate of love and trust within the family.” Source: Understanding Muslim Teachings and Traditions, by Phil Parshall.

Pray that the Fulani people who listen to the Bible will decide to follow God’s will and trust in Christ.


Persecuted Country Lesson Plans

Turkey

Teacher and Parents: Are you looking for VBS ideas or lesson plans for summer Sunday school classes?

Check the links below for additional printable supplementary materials/lesson plans.


“Pray for Us”

VOM

The Voice of the Martyrs received the following letter from a 13-year-old girl from North Carolina.

“Dear The Voice of the Martyrs,

“I am sorry that I have no money to give. But what I can give is my prayer that money will come your way, and I still do continue to pray for the persecuted. I think that it is wonderful that you try to reach out to people and help them to be aware of things around them.
Bethany D.”

When VOM workers ask persecuted believers how Christians in other countries can help them, the number one answer is, “Pray for us.” Thank you, Bethany, for your prayers.

Do you have a message for VOM? Use our Contact form to let us know your thoughts.


Bibles for the Muslim Roma

Muslim Roma

The Muslim Roma girl in the photo lives in Eastern Europe. Roma people used to be called “gypsies,” and they still are in some places. But most prefer not to be called gypsies. And many would rather be referred to as “Romani people.”

They often follow the religion of the people around them in the countries where they live. VOM contacts distribute Bibles among the Muslim Roma in Eastern Europe. The girl in the photo is holding one of the Bibles. Pray she will trust in Jesus as her Savior.


Prayer Cube

Prayer Cube
Download the prayer cube

The following prayer cube patterns and instructions are from the Kids of Courage VBS curriculum.

Print the cube pattern (download it here). Photocopy the pattern onto thick colored paper. Cut the pattern out. Fold it into a cube and tape or glue it together. In a group: Briefly discuss the needs of Christians in the five countries. Divide into prayer groups and take turns rolling the cubes and praying for the country that is on the top of the cube.