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Christian schoolteacher Amy P. led her elementary class in praying for a different country each day. The class looked at a map of the day’s country in the “Countries” section of The students also scratched off countries and flags on a scratch-off world map. “It’s been fun to see how our map has become more colorful throughout the year,” said Amy.

Sometimes the class used VOM’s Pray Today app to guide their prayers. “I still have kids from last year’s class that use the app to pray with their parents,” Amy added.

The class learned stories of Christian heroes from Torchlighters DVDs, and they performed a skit about North Korea for the school’s chapel. (The skit is available in the Kids of Courage VBS curriculum).

Now the school is closed and the children are participating in distance learning at home. But they haven’t stopped remembering the persecuted. “Even on Zoom—some of the kids still take notes while I’m telling about a country,” Amy said.

“We are doing our Living Wax Museum with my fourth graders through Zoom, and one of the boys is Eric Liddell  and one is Jim Elliot,” said Amy. “It will be wonderful to follow up on our Zoom time with some of the questions in the Torchlighters book.

Amy plans to read to her class from other Kids of Courage/VOM resources. “[Learning about persecuted Christians] has fostered MUCH more gratitude in my class so kids don’t take for granted that we get to have a Christian school that meets without restrictions. They often thank the Lord for this specifically without me prompting them.”

If you have suggestions for creative ways to use Kids of Courage/VOM resources in a class or through distance learning, you may share them by emailing [email protected]


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