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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.

Activities Story

Uzbekistan Upside Down Calculator

To find the missing words in the sentences about Uzbekistan below, type the number shown on a calculator. Turn the calculator upside down to read the answer.

For example, in the sentence “Factories in Uzbekistan make 53045,” type “53045” on the calculator. Turn the calculator upside down to reveal the word “shoes.”

  1. The government seizes 537818 written in the Uzbek language.
  2. Ask God to 55378 Christians in Uzbekistan.
  3. A 4614 number of adults in Uzbekistan can read and write.
  4. The Aral Sea in Uzbekistan 53707water.
  5. Families in Uzbekistan raise chickens for their 5663.

Calculator Answers

1. Bibles; 2. Bless; 3. High; 4. Loses; 5. Eggs


Activities Story

Uzbek Coloring Pages

Coloring Page Coloring Page
Click each image to open a picture file.

Click the pictures to open a page you can print and color.


Feature Story

Ten Bold Believers Stories from 2008

Ruth

1. Uzbekistan: Student Prays for Teacher Who Threatened Her
Ruth and her family have been through many years of struggle. People in their town make fun of them for their faith in Christ. “Please pray for me,” Ruth wrote in a 2008 e-mail to a VOM worker. “At school the teacher asked me to tell about the ancient Greek gods. I said, ‘There are no gods. There is only one God.’

“The teacher said to me, ‘Be quiet. And quit telling your fairy tales at school or I will take you to the principal and you will be expelled.’”

Ruth’s e-mail continued, “I feel sorry for the teacher. She is a good person, but she does not know that Jesus loves her. She has her own children. I wish I could tell them stories from the Bible. Please pray for my teacher.”

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Activities Story

Iranian Date Snack

Cut open lengthwise about ½ pound of dates. Break walnut halves in half lengthwise and insert one walnut piece in each date and close the date. Arrange the dates on a shallow serving dish. Melt a stick of margarine and stir in a half cup of flour over low heat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the dates and let it set before serving.


Activities Story

Writing Letters

Leaders and officials in Iran often make things difficult for Christians in their country. Find the name of the current leaders of Iran in an almanac or other source. Pray for them. If an address is given in the source, you might want to write a polite letter to an Iranian leader saying that you are praying for him. Ask him to use his power to make sure that Iranian Christians are treated with respect.