Bold Believers Among China’s Uygurs includes stories, history, culture facts, and activities that help children understand the daily lives of the Uygur people, who live mainly in northwest China. The 52-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.
Published on March 20th, 2020
Practice saying, “Jesus loves me” in one or more of the languages shown below. Sing the song “Jesus Loves Me,” substituting the words from another language wherever the phrase occurs in the song.
Note: English is an official language in Nigeria and South Sudan. Hausa and Dinka are additional languages spoken in those countries.
China. Chinese: Yeh-soo ai woh
Eritrea. Tigrinya: Yehf kee rehn nee yoo
Nigeria. Hausa: YAY-soo YEHN-ah KOW-nah-tah
Dinka. South Sudan: YAY-choo ahn YAHR-ehn
Colombia. Spanish: KREES-toh may AH-mah
Published on March 19th, 2020
A Chinese rice farmer, who was a new Christian, had a serious problem. Every day he pumped water by hand for his fields from an irrigation stream. It was very hard work.
Every night, his neighbors, who lived below him on a hillside, drained the water off the Christian farmer’s fields onto his own fields! He did not have to work hard and pump water by hand for his fields.
The Christian farmer went to some of his Christian friends and asked for advice. They prayed together and asked God for guidance. What do you think the farmer decided to do? What would you have done?
Published on March 18th, 2020
[From the Kids of Courage archives.]
Secret Sunday Schools
Sometimes it takes extra courage just to go to Sunday school in China. Government officials do not approve of adults teaching children under 18 about God and Jesus. The Bible does not agree (See Deuteronomy 6:6–7.)
At times Chinese officials ignore churches that have Sunday school classes for children. But sometimes police raid the classes and then put teachers and parents of the students in jail.
In recent years The Voice of the Martyrs and other ministries reported about a number of bold young believers in secret Sunday schools.
Published on March 17th, 2020
How much do you know about Patrick?
Find Patrick coloring pages, a quiz, and other activities here.
Note: Patrick is the most recent hero depicted in the Torchlighters DVDs for kids. Check Torchlighters.org for details.
Published on March 16th, 2020
Ling left her home in China at the age of 17. She believed that God had called her to share the message of Jesus with people in the villages of China. When she left home, she had no food, very little money, and no Bible.
Few people in the region where she lived had Bibles. Some people borrowed Bibles and copied verses from them by hand or memorized the verses. The few Bibles available had been smuggled into the area at great risk to the smugglers.
Ling walked from village to village telling people about Jesus. Sometimes she met someone who owned a Bible. She memorized verses from their Bible to share in the next village. Ling prayed that God would provide her with a Bible of her own.
One day, Ling heard about a woman four miles away who had some Bibles. The Bibles had been smuggled to China by missionaries. Ling hurried to find the woman. “No!” said the woman when Ling asked her for a Bible. “These Bibles are very valuable. How do I know you are even a Christian?”
Ling pleaded with the woman. Finally the woman said she would give Ling a Bible if Ling could say the Lord’s Prayer without making any mistakes. Ling went to another village to visit a man with a Bible. The man had copied his entire Bible by hand. His hands were bent from the thousands of hours he spent copying the treasured words.
Ling memorized the Lord’s Prayer from the handwritten Bible and returned to the woman’s house. The woman gave Ling a Bible! She told Ling that some Christians had died getting the precious books to Chinese Christians.
To Try: Copy a paragraph from the Bible. How hard would it be to copy the entire Bible?