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Sunday School Around the World: Burma (Myanmar)

 

A Christian family in Burma (Myanmar) has taken in several children whose parents have abandoned them. Like many people in Myanmar, some of the children had never heard about Jesus. The video shows them singing a Sunday school song they learned in their new home.

The words to the song say:
“We are like the stars created by God which should shine for others. Let’s dedicate and sacrifice our ability in order to give the light of the Lord to others…..let’s shine….”

Thanaka
Thanaka is a paste made from tree bark. It is also sold in powder form. Many women and children in Burma wear thanaka on their faces. Thanaka prevents sunburn and keeps the skin cool. It is also used as makeup. Some people apply it on their faces in pretty patterns. Which child is wearing thanaka in the video?

Learn more about Christians and life in Burma in Bold Believers in Burma, available in the Download section.


Sunday School Around the World: Indonesia

 

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. The Voice of the Martyrs takes Bibles to Christians in Indonesia to help them stay strong in their faith in Jesus. The Sunday school children in the photo are reading a children’s Bible.

To watch a video clip about a man with no hands who delivers Bibles to Christians in Indonesia, click here.


Sunday School Around the World: Nepal

 

About 80 percent of the people in Nepal are Hindu, and about 10 percent are Buddhist. In practice, many follow a mixture of both religions. About 2 percent of the people are Christian, and their numbers are increasing. Those who come to Christ from other religions may be persecuted by their families, neighbors, teachers, and bosses, or others.

The youth in the photo are studying the Bible. They have some unusual animal guests visiting their class! (Hindus honor cattle, and it is against the law to kill a cow in Nepal.)


Sunday School Around the World: Pakistan

Esther and her students

Esther and her family worked very hard all day at a brick kiln in Pakistan. In her free time, Esther began teaching Sunday school classes to the children of other brick kiln workers. Muslim children began to attend her class.

Esther tells what happened next.

“The brick kiln owner warned me four times to stop holding meetings and to stop teaching Muslims. I told him I did not force the Muslims to attend, and their parents knew that the children were Sunday school students. They take interest because I teach about the God who was, and is, and will live forever.

“One day the brick kiln owner came to my class and ordered the Muslim students to get out of my house. He slapped my face, then grabbed my Bible out of my hand and threw it on a couch. He said, ‘I have told you many times to stop the prayer meetings!’ The Muslim students stopped him from beating me.

“I did not stop teaching. The owner continued to persecute me and he attacked me violently another time.

“I have forgiven the brick kiln owner, because I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Read the entire story here.


Sunday School Around the World: Kenya

 

The Sunday school class in the photo is meeting safely under a huge rock in Kenya. Can you name five ways your Sunday school class is different from the Kenyan class? In what ways do you suppose the class in the photo is like your class?

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Enter “Kenya” in the search box to learn about some of the struggles faced by Christians in Kenya.