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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

What Time Is It?

At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 1:00 p.m. in Nigeria. What time is it now where you live? Draw two clocks. Draw hands on one clock to show the time where you are. Draw hands on the other clock to show the time in Nigeria. What do you think children in Nigeria might be doing right now? Please pray for them.

Spotlight Story

Double Blessings


Meshach and Abednego are twins who live in Nigeria. The brothers were born on Christmas Day in 1993. They were a special Christmas gift for their mother and their father, who was a doctor.

The twins have an older brother. Can you guess his name? (Hint: Check Chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel in the Bible.)

Meshach and Abednego are growing in their Christian faith. Meshach said, “From the Bible, I have learned the will of God for my life, and to love others.” Abednego added, “I have learned to share the word of God with others.”

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Feature Story

Nigeria: Fish Eyes and Hard Work


“Lord, give me strength,” Mary Slessor prayed silently. She smiled at the tribal hosts who had invited her to a feast in Calabar. (Calabar was a part of what is now called Nigeria.)

To please her hosts, Mary knew that she must eat whatever she was offered. She wanted to make friends with them so she could tell them about Jesus. But the soup looked like tar to her. Another dish was filled with plants and fish heads. She prayed for help.

“Excellent!” she exclaimed as she sipped the soup. “Superb!” she said as she tried the fish dish, trying not to look at the fish eyes.

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Spotlight Story

Iraq: Six-Year-Old Boy Stands Up for Jesus


Mark is 6 years old. He started school for the first time this year. He and his family are Christians. They live in Iraq. Most of their neighbors are Muslims.

In recent years, thousands of Christians have left Iraq to live in safer places. Radical Muslims in Iraq sometimes attack Christians and make it hard for followers of Jesus to stay in the country. “All the Christians want to leave. I want to leave now,” one Christian said.

But Mark and his family are staying.

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Activities Story

Learn an Iraqi Arabic Greeting

“Shako mako” means “What’s new?”

How to say it: SHAH-koo MAH-koo.