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 December 13th, 2018
Last year, some Christians in Laos invited their entire village to a Christmas celebration. As part of the celebration, they showed a video about the life of Jesus.
Authorities in the area did not like the idea of more villagers learning about Jesus. They arrested six Christians and put them in jail. The Christians were not released until January 31st of this year.
Every year, Christians in some countries risk getting arrested if they celebrate the birth of Jesus. Pray for protection for the Christians, and pray that their celebrations will lead many unbelievers to Christ.
(Source: VOM Canada)
Published on December 12th, 2018
Some churches in Eritrea are known for their murals depicting people and stories from the Bible. Draw, then color, a person or scene related to the Christmas story. Cut out and glue the picture onto a white gift bag.
Find out more about church murals and Christians in Eritrea in Bold Believers in Eritrea, available in the Downloads section.
Published on December 11th, 2018
Every year, The Voice of the Martyrs and Kids of Courage readers sponsor Christmas Care Packs for children and Village Outreach Kits for pastors in countries where Christians are persecuted. Visit this site or check the December 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter to learn how you can sponsor a Christmas Care Pack or Village Outreach Kit in honor of:
*A family member
*A Sunday school teacher
*A Christian worker in your community
*Or someone else
If you sponsor a gift before December 15th, the honored person will receive a handwritten Christmas card acknowledging your gift.
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Published on December 10th, 2018
God with Us, an animated story on DVD, tells the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the last surviving apostle, John. (God with Us was formerly called Jesus: He Lived Among Us.)
The sequel to God with Us, called The Messengers, is based on Acts 1 through 9, and the third DVD, To Every Nation, covers Acts 9 through 28. God with Us is 90 minutes long, and the other two DVDs are 70 minutes long.
The DVDs show how Jesus and His followers changed the world forever in the face of great opposition. (See the trailer above.) The DVDs are available at VOMBooks.com. Find more information in the December 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter.
Published on December 7th, 2018
Read a previous post about Danjuma here.
Danjuma was a young boy when terrorists launched an early morning attack on his Christian village. He was so badly injured by a machete that villagers dug him a grave. To their surprise, Danjuma survived and recovered, though he was left blind and with severe injuries. During his recovery, nurses often remarked on his joyful smile.
A year ago, Danjuma enrolled in a school for the blind, and he is now in his second year there. According to the director, he is a fast learner and very intelligent. She also said he still walks around with that joyful smile on his face.
(Source: The December 2018 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter. Edited for length and clarity.)