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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

Egypt: Lana Finds Peace

Egypt

Lana hated Christians. She and her Muslim friends in Egypt were taught to stay away from Christians.

Lana’s school friend, Sahar, had a plan. She asked Lana to join her in carrying out her plan.

Sahar planned to listen to Christian programs on the radio. The girls would then choose the Christian radio host who seemed to be the weakest in his faith. They decided to write letters to the host and ask him questions that he could not answer.

Lana liked Sahar’s idea, and she agreed to help. She wrote a letter to one of the Christians and explained that she was a Muslim girl who would “never be shaken from her faith.” Her letter then asked the host, “Is Christ God, a messenger (prophet), or the Son of God?”

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Spotlight Story

Egypt: Twins Risk Flunking for Jesus

Egypt

Andrew and Mario are twins living in Egypt. In 2007, when they were 13, the boys were required to take a test to pass to the next grade in school.

Andrew and Mario refused to take the test.

Islamic Studies
The twins and their mother are Christian. Their father used to be a Christian, too. But he decided to leave his family, marry a Muslim, and become a Muslim.

Children in Egypt are under the control of whichever parent is a Muslim. Andrew and Mario were placed in Islamic studies class at school because of their father’s religion.

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Activities Story

An Uzbek Treat to Try: Sugared Almonds

  1. Bring ½ cup sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup of almonds.
  3. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add ½ cup water and ½ tsp. butter.
  6. Stir to coat the almonds well.
  7. Spread on a plate to cool.
  8. Break off pieces to eat.

Feature Story

Pakistan: Parveen Remembers the Sabbath Day

Pakistan

Parveen is the daughter of poor parents in Pakistan. Like many Christian girls in Pakistan, she worked as a maid in a Muslim home to help support her family. Parveen received just $17 a month for her work.

Christians in Pakistan often have a hard time getting a good education and good jobs. Most of the best opportunities go to Muslims. Muslims are people who follow the religion called “Islam.” Islam does not agree with the teachings of the Bible.

Muslims believe they should pray five times a day. They say mostly the same words each time. On Fridays, many Muslims go to a mosque to pray. A mosque is a building where Muslims worship.

One Saturday, Parveen’s boss, Fatima, told Parveen to come to work the next day. “I have guests coming tomorrow,” Fatima said.

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Spotlight Story

Pakistan: Kid of Courage Stands “Alone”

Pakistan

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand (Ephesians 6:13, NIV).

The Assembly
On September 17, 2007, the teachers at a public school in Pakistan called all the students to a special assembly. At the assembly, a teacher announced to the entire school that the “Injil” has been changed and is now false. “Injil” is the name that Muslims call the New Testament of the Christian Bible.

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