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Sunday School Around the World: Iran

In Iran, where Christian activities are strictly controlled by the government, Christians meet secretly in house churches. The photo shows a secret Sunday school class in Iran.

In one church in Iran, the leaders gave every member seven Bibles when they left church on Sunday. They asked the Christians to give one Bible a day to someone who wasn’t a Christian. But sharing the gospel with non-Christians is against the law in the country. So the Christians risked getting arrested every time they shared a Bible.

To Talk About
If you lived in Iran and your Sunday school teacher gave you seven Bibles to share, what would you do? Would you want your parents to share Bibles with non-Christians if it meant that they might go to jail?


Sunday School Around the World: Uganda

Ugandan girls with Bibles

Last year, a VOM worker visited Christians in a mostly-Muslim area of Uganda. The worker was sad when he met some Christian children and realized that many were not growing in their faith.

“There are so many children and so few children’s teachers,” the VOM worker said. “They have no materials and no Bibles, and the situation is not good.

“We saw Muslim kids who knew much more about their faith than the Christian children knew about Christianity. We asked the Christian kids what they knew about God, and they didn’t know much.

“Please pray for the children’s church that they may get teachers to help them, especially in places where most people are Muslims.”

(Source: VOM contacts. Edited from the original for clarity and length.)

Watch this video that shows people in Uganda receiving Bibles sent by The Voice of the Martyrs.

Read about some Muslim beliefs here. Go to the Beliefs section of this site to find more charts comparing biblical Christianity with other beliefs.


Christians in China: Part 4

Watch the video to learn more about Christians in China today. As you watch, look for answers to the following questions.

1. Why is the family happy?
2. How long did Wenxi Li spend in jail?
3. What did he make in jail?


Christians in China: Part 3

Watch the video to learn more about Christians in China today. As you watch, look for answers to the following questions.

1. What were the men washing in the water?
2. How long did Pastor Jacob stay in jail?
3. What problems does Pastor Jacob have now, and why does he have those problems?


Christians in China: Part 2

Watch the video to learn more about Christians in China today. As you watch, look for answers to the following questions.

1. For what reason does Pastor Wong say God uses persecution to test Christians?
2. What does Pastor Wong say makes Christians stronger?