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Christian Girl in Hiding

Miriam

Miriam is 9 years old and she lives in a country where most of the people are Muslims. Even though both of her parents are alive, she has to live at a secret location in an orphanage.

This all started when Miriam’s mother fell to the temptation to become a Muslim, and she left her family and married a Muslim man. She wanted Miriam to join her and become a Muslim, too. She started a lawsuit to try to get custody of Miriam.

But Miriam wanted to stay faithful to Jesus and to live with her father. However, it was not safe to stay with her father. So she was sent to a secret orphanage.

Her mom’s new husband is trying everything he can think of to find Miriam. Every night, Miriam asks God for a solution to her problem so she can live with her father again. Now she can see him only once a month.

Please join Miriam in praying for a solution.

(Source: Stef, the children’s publication of VOM’s sister mission in the Netherlands.)

To Talk About

  • In a country where most people are Muslims, why might some Christians be tempted to become Muslims?
  • What are some things people can do to stay close to Jesus when they face temptations?