Bold Believers in Syria includes stories, history and culture facts, activities, and recipes that help children understand the daily lives of people in a country where civil war has driven more than 750,000 Christians from the country. The 48-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.
Published on April 25th, 2019
- Write a book report on a book about persecuted Christians.
- Plan to pray for Christians in Muslim countries during Muslim holidays.
- Hold a weekly or monthly fast from TV, computer games, or dessert as a prayer reminder.
- Write a letter to the editor of a publication, telling about current persecution.
- Study Bible passages about persecution and share them with someone.
- Send profits from a lemonade stand or garage sale to support VOM projects.
- Offer to show a DVD about persecution to a group or class.
- Hold an “underground church service.” Sing and pray quietly.
- Invite party guests to bring items needed by the persecuted instead of gifts.
- Send a description of your projects to VOM to share with others.
Published on April 24th, 2019
- Make a “Family Prayer Album” using clips from VOM publications.
- Display items about persecution at a history or geography fair.
- Leave a VOM publication in a car mechanic’s waiting room.
- Find the name of leaders of restricted nations in an almanac. Pray for them.
- Serve a dinner featuring food from a restricted country. Share about Christians there. (Find recipes from restricted countries in our Activity section or in the downloadable activity books on this site.)
- Make a parade float about courageous Christians.
- Phone a friend once a week to pray together for persecuted Christians.
- Design Christmas ornaments using photos from VOM publications.
- Hold an overnight lock-in, and spend the time learning about and praying for persecuted Christians.
- Collect spare change in a jar for a year to support a VOM project.
Published on April 23rd, 2019
- Save the fronts of Christmas cards to use as postcards for Christian prisoners.
- Design a poster or mural about Christians who have suffered for their faith.
- Use Isaiah 41:10 and Psalm 107:19 as prayers for persecuted Christians.
- Put on a puppet show about today’s heroes of the faith.
- Share about persecuted Christians at family meals or devotions.
- Pray for persecutors to repent and follow Jesus.
- Start a letter-writing club to write to Christian prisoners. (See www.prisoneralert.com.)
- Send VOM resources to a U.S. prison chaplain to share with prisoners.
- Have a car wash to earn funds for a project to help the persecuted.
- Make a list of hymns about persecution for events where persecution is discussed.
Published on April 22nd, 2019
- Make key rings using photos from VOM publications.
- Help run a sport or game tournament to raise money to aid struggling Christians.
- Write a poem about persecuted Christians and send it to a website or magazine.
- Add a story about persecuted Christians to a website or blog.
- Recycle cans to raise funds to help persecuted Christians.
- Share stories of victorious Christians with someone who is discouraged.
- Use time while running or exercising to pray for the persecuted.
- Make a light switchplate cover with pictures of persecuted Christians to serve as a prayer reminder.
- Worship outside and remember those whose churches have been burned.
- Learn some words in the language of a country where you may want to minister someday.
Published on April 19th, 2019
The Quran is the Muslim holy book. Chapter 4, Verse 157 of the Quran says, “[They claimed]…’We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God,’ but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them…” (Sura 4:157, Yusuf Ali translation).
So Muslims do not believe that Jesus was crucified. During the Easter season, pray that Muslims will understand that Jesus died, rose again, and conquered death.
Pray especially for radical Muslims who persecute Christians. Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, said, “They will not succeed in making us hate them.” Their persecution of Christians will just make us want to do more to bring them the message of Christ. If they understand what Jesus taught, they will no longer wasn’t to persecute others.