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Bold Believers Among China’s Uygurs

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.

Activities Story

The North Korean Flag

North Korean Flag
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Click the image to open a coloring page of the North Korean flag that you can print and color. The top and bottom stripes are blue. The center background and the star are red. The thin stripes and the circle behind the star are white. Hang up the flag to remind you to pray for the people of North Korea.


Feature Story

North Korea: Choi Finds Freedom

North Korea

Choi had a new book! A friend had given it to her as a gift. The friend was grateful because Choi’s husband helped him stay out of jail.

Choi’s husband was a government official. Sometimes he helped people stay out of trouble. Many people in North Korea need help, especially with the government. That’s because the government of North Korea has lots of strict rules that are hard to follow. Many people get arrested and punished for breaking those rules.

Choi’s husband helped her friend avoid punishment. So the friend gave Choi and her husband the book and said, “This is the story of someone from heaven who helps poor people.”

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Spotlight Story

Azerbaijan: Expelled for Jesus

Azerbaijan

The four children listened to the pastor visiting their home in Azerbaijan. The pastor explained to the children’s father how Jesus saves people from sin.

But the children were not really paying attention, except for the youngest daughter, Sara. Sara was amazed at the pastor’s story of salvation. She did not want to miss a word.

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Activities Story

A Treat from Azerbaijan

What you will need:

  • 4 Apricots
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  1. Peel, chop, and mash 4 apricots to make about 1 cup of fruit.
  2. Combine with ¾ cup sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice in a saucepan.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches a rolling boil.
  4. Continue to stir for 3 more minutes while boiling.
  5. Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Eat by the teaspoonful while drinking tea.

Beliefs Story

Comparing Ideas About Bible Smuggling

Some people say: “It is wrong to smuggle Bibles.”
Others say: “Sometimes Christians have to smuggle Bibles.”
Bible verses “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1, NIV). Some people say this verse means Christians must not take Bibles into countries where government leaders do not want Bibles. Christ commanded His followers, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). “All the world” includes countries where it is illegal to preach the gospel. In that case, “We must obey God rather than men!” (Acts 5:29, NIV)
The laws and commands of rulers Some people say that Christians must obey all the laws and commands of rulers, even if those laws cause us to disobey God’s Word. The following people in the Bible disobeyed government rulers in order to obey God: Moses’ mother (Exodus 2:2), Rahab (Joshua 2), Daniel (Daniel 6), apostles and others (Acts 5).
Danger for those who follow Christ If Bibles are smuggled into countries where Christians are persecuted, people will read them. Those who then choose to follow Christ will be persecuted. If the smugglers do not take them a Bible, they will not be persecuted. Jesus warned His followers that they will be persecuted (John 15:20). He has promised His persecuted followers that they will received eternal rewards (Matthew 5:11,12).
Loving others Some people say that Christians should show respect and tolerance for the beliefs of those who don’t follow Christ. They say that giving them Bibles does not show this respect for their beliefs. When we tell others the Good News of the way to eternal life, we are demonstrating our extreme love for them. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).