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Bibles in Difficult Places: A Challenge We Accept


Parents and Teachers: The April 2015 issue of The Voice of the Martyrs magazine features stories about bold believers who distribute Bibles in difficult places and unbelievers whose lives have been changed by the Scriptures they received.

“Bibles are illegal in many nations where Christians are persecuted for their faith, and in other nations they are often hard to find and expensive. As more people come to faith in Christ in Asia and the Middle East, it’s a challenge to keep up with the demand for Bibles, but it’s a challenge we gladly accept.”

— The Voice of the Martyrs’ President
April 2015 VOM magazine

Last year VOM distributed more than one million Scriptures in areas where Christians are persecuted.

Upcoming Kids of Courage posts about Scripture distribution and smuggling will include stories about the following:

  • William Tyndale, Bible translator and smuggler
  • Scriptures floated by balloons into North Korea on USB devices
  • An Iraqi Muslim transformed by the Bible
  • A Bible smuggled out of Iran
  • A Christian doctor who distributes out Bibles in Syria

To subscribe to the free monthly magazine, visit the subscription signup page. As you read the magazines, you may want to share stories from this site about the featured Christians with your children. Then pray together for the people in the stories.

Who Was Corrie ten Boom?

Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom, who lived from 1892 to 1983, was the youngest daughter of Casper and Cor ten Boom of Holland. She had no interest in fancy clothes or worldly entertainment. She loved her family, and she learned from her father to love all people. In her free time, she held Christian classes for children with special needs.

Corrie was trained in watch repair and became the first licensed female watchmaker in Holland. She was imprisoned during World War II for protecting Jews from Nazi persecution by hiding them in a secret room in her house. After the war, she helped victims of the war to heal from their mental and physical wounds, and she learned to forgive her family’s persecutors.

Source: The Corrie ten Boom Story Leader’s Guide available in the Downloads section. The accompanying Student Guide includes activities, hidden pictures, a code, a puzzle, coloring pages, and a play.