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Bold Believers in North Korea

Bold Believers in North Korea includes stories, history and culture facts, activities, and recipes that help children understand the daily lives of people in a country where citizens are forbidden to practice Christianity. The 54-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.

Feature Story

Pakistan: A Mailbox Threat and a Quran Trap

Pakistan

Pastor Robert is the leader of a church in Pakistan. He and his wife have five children. Their church has about 80 members. Some of the members used to be Muslims. Muslims in Pakistan who decide to follow Jesus often face serious persecution.

One day, Pastor Robert found a handwritten letter in his mailbox. “Mr. Robert,” the letter said, “we are watching you.” The letter was written by radical Muslims. It went on to warn the pastor that he must stop leading Muslims to Christ. If he did not, the radicals promised that they would hurt “all your family members, smallest and eldest.”

What would Pastor Robert do?

“I ignored the letter,” he said.

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Activities Story

Learn About Urdu

What if you wanted to read a Bible but none of the Bibles in the world were written in English? Pakistan has more than 60 languages. Not even half the languages have Bibles. The official language of Pakistan is Urdu. Unlike English, Urdu is written from right to left instead of left to right. Christians take Urdu Bible storybooks to people in Pakistan. Pray that all the people in Pakistan will learn about Jesus. Ask God to send more translators to spread His word to people who do not have Bibles in their languages.

How to Say Some Urdu Words

(Pronunciations are approximate.)

Praise the Lord: Hoo-DAH-wahnd kee tah-REEF ho

Please: meh-hehr-BAH-nee

Thank you: shoo-kree-yuh


Beliefs Story

Comparing Violent Muslim Extremist and Christian Views on Martyrdom

Muslim Extremist Views
Christian Views
Becoming a martyr Muslim extremists believe that the highest goal is to die while defending Islam and while helping the progress of their religion. A Christian martyr chooses to suffer death rather than to deny Christ and His work. Christian martyrs die while loving others, including enemies. (See John 15:3 and 1 John 3:16.)
Rewards of martyrdom Muslims believe martyrs go to heaven where they enjoy pleasures like people enjoy on earth (Quran 2:154). Otherwise, Muslims believe they can earn their way to heaven by doing enough good deeds. But no one knows how many are “enough.” Christians believe that people are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ, whether they are martyrs or not. They will not need earthly pleasures in heaven; they will no longer be hungry and thirsty (Revelation 7:16). Martyrs for Christ will receive honor in heaven (Revelation 2,3).
Seeking martyrdom Some Muslims say that Islam forbids suicide. Muslim extremist “suicide bombers” seek to die for their cause and for their own rewards in heaven. True Christian martyrs do not seek death for their own honor. They accept death when it is required to glorify God. (See John 21:1).
Love “You love life; we love death.”—al Qaida terrorist and other Muslim extremists. “Christians do not love death. They love Christ. If He bids them come and die; they count it an honor to suffer and die for the sake of the name. (Acts 5:41).”—John Piper
(Sources include: Spirit of Martyrdom Ministries)

Activities Story

Pakistani Recipes

Mango Drink

Puree one cup of chopped mango in a blender with ½ cup chilled orange juice and 3 tbsp. honey. Combine with 2 cups milk in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. Pour into glasses to serve.

Note: 1 cup of chilled mango nectar can be substituted for the chopped mango. If nectar is used, it is not necessary to use a blender. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Rice Almond Pudding

Stir 4 cups of milk and ¼ cup of rice flour in a pan until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken. Add ¾ cup of sugar and stir 3 to 4 minutes more. Pour into serving dishes and sprinkle each serving with 1 tbsp sliced almonds. Serve warm.

Tahfee

Combine 2 cups of brown sugar and ½ cup of water in a pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir until the mixture thickens—about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in ½ cup of raisins and ½ cup of almonds. Pour into an 8-inch by 8-inch pan, or round cake pan. It will be about ½ inch to ¾ inch thick. Cool completely, then cut into squares to serve.

Unday Ka Halva

Mix 3 eggs, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup butter, ¼ cup crushed almonds, and ½ cup raisins in a medium saucepan. (Optional: stir in 1/8 cup crushed pistachios and a pinch of cardamom.) Stir constantly over low to medium heat until the mixture thickens. Pat the mixture into a one-inch layer on a cookie sheet. Cool it in the refrigerator, then cut into squares to serve.


Videos Story

Luis Interview

Luis discusses evangelism in Colombia.

This video comes from an episode of Underground Reality: Colombia. To order this DVD, visit vombooks.com. To learn more about this DVD, visit undergroundreality.com.