“How can us kids help?” — recent commenter on VOM’s Kids of Courage blog
“Dear VOM, I have felt a growing burden for the persecuted church. I read all your newsletters and … I even have a VOM Prayer Calendar. But I want to do more. I want to help...” — 13-year-old Hannah F.
- Make bookmarks for friends that remind them to pray for suffering Christians.
- Design a church bulletin insert about persecution.
- Use time waiting in checkout lines to pray for persecuted Christians.
- Laminate VOM newsletter pages to use as placemats.
- Put VOM publications in your doctor’s waiting room.
- Recycle cans to raise funds for persecuted Christians.
The ideas above, and 94 more, are on the free downloadable poster, “100 Ways Kids Can Help the Persecuted Church,” at www.kidsofcourage.com. Many of the ideas on the poster came from kids who created and tried the ideas, or from parents and teachers who found ways to include children in remembering the persecuted. Some of the suggestions have been used in Sunday school classes, during a missions conference, or to help kids make meaningful gifts.
To find the poster, go to the Downloads section of the Kids of Courage site and download the One
Hundred Ways Poster.
VOM’s Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians around the world, and provide opportunities for children to serve and pray for them. www.kidsofcourage.com