Good News from Catalonia
Bible for Children is now providing Bible stories for the children in Catalonia. There are 7.5 million people in this autonomous region of Spain. Only 0.4% of the population are evangelical Christians. This picture from The First Easter shows the Catalonian text. Please pray for Catalonia.
Known to God from eternity are all His works. (Acts 15:18)
Long ago, a little boy was born in Egypt. The family belonged to the Hebrew people, a nation that had become slaves in Egypt. So many Hebrew children were being born that the king of Egypt ordered that all Hebrew baby boys were to be killed. Wasn’t that a horrible law?
This little boy wasn’t killed. Instead, his parents hid him until he was three months old. Then they made a little boat out of a baby’s basket and left their son by the riverside with his older sister standing close by to see what would happen.
Can you imagine what happened? The king’s daughter - the child of the king who made such a cruel law - came to bathe. When she found the baby she decided to adopt him. And she gave him a name. The baby’s new name was Moses.
But wasn’t it great that even before Moses knew God, God was watching out for him there at the river bank? God had work for Moses to do! You can read Moses’ life story in the first five books of the Bible. The God who cared for Moses cares for you too and has a plan for your life.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are Lord over all. Amen.
Good News from Laos
Bible for Children is now providing Bible stories for the children of Laos. There are over 3 million people in Laos, and over 20 million other speakers of the Laotian language. Only 2.4% of the population are evangelical Christians. This picture from The Start of Man’s Sadness shows the Laotian text. Please pray for Laos.
And a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:6)
“Daddy, daddy, Jesus told me not to spend my allowance,” said eight-year-old Billy. “I think He wants to do something special.”
“Well, did He tell you what to do with it?” asked his surprised father.
“Not yet,” replied Billy. “But after you paid for my summer camp registration, Robert said he couldn’t go to camp this year because his Dad isn’t working.”
Dad became very quiet. Later that day Billy was listening to a Christian radio program. He heard a message about helping others and suddenly he knew what he had to do. He rushed over to his Dad’s room.
“Daddy, Daddy, now I know what I should do! I should help to pay for Robert’s camp this year.” Then his face clouded. “I don’t think five dollars is enough money.”
“Five dollars is exactly the right amount,” Dad said. “I was thinking about Robert’s camp registration too. I checked the money in my wallet and I was exactly five dollars short.”
That evening, Dad took Billy over to the church and they paid the camp fee. “Don’t forget, Billy, we are giving this money to the Lord, not to Robert. This is called a church sponsorship and nobody else needs to hear about our part in it.”
Although Dad smiled, his tone was serious.
When the family prayed together that evening, Dad gave thanks that God had spoken to his heart through Billy. And Billy felt so happy that his friend Robert could now go to camp.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for speaking to and through Billy. Please speak to and through me. Amen.
Good News from the Country of Denmark
Bible for Children is now providing Bible stories for the children in Denmark. There are 5.8 million people in Denmark including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. There are many people groups in this country of 3.8 million people. Only 3.6% of the population are evangelical Christians. This picture from Heaven God’s Beautiful Home shows the Danish text. Please pray for Denmark.
You Are the God-Who-Sees. Genesis 16:13
After days of travel, Moses arrived at a well. He saw some women trying to get water for their flocks. But the men-shepherds were pushing them away. Moses helped the women.
Their father took Moses into his home and gave him a job as a shepherd. Later, Moses married one of his daughters.
It looked like Moses was settled. But, one special day, Moses was grazing the sheep and he noticed a bush on fire. Even though the bush was in flames, it didn't burn up. When Moses went closer, a Voice said, 'Take off your shoes. This is holy ground.' Moses knew that this was the Voice of God.
That special day, God told Moses what He wanted Moses to do. God wanted Moses to go back to Egypt, go to the palace, and tell the king that God wanted him to set the Hebrew people free from slavery.
Oh, boy. That was a tough job. Moses was scared. He didn't want to do it. After all, he had run away from the palace in fear. He was a wanted man.
Do you think God was able to change Moses' mind?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You that You know where I am right now - please help me to know what You want me to do. Amen
Good News from the Country of Georgia
Bible for Children is now providing Bible stories for the children in Georgia. There are 39 people groups in this country of 3.8 million people. Only 1.4% of the population are evangelical Christians. This picture from When God Made Everything shows the Georgian text. Please pray for Georgia.
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10
God told Moses, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' These were men from long ago who started the Hebrew nation. God had made promises to each one. Now the time had come for God to fulfill these promises, starting with a rescue mission. God planned to set the Hebrews free - and Moses was going to be the tool God used.
But Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?' Moses knew he couldn't do a job like this.
'I will certainly be with you,' God told Moses. 'When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve Me on this mountain.'
God promised His presence and His success. God was trying to help Moses understand that when He asks somebody to do a job, He is always present to give success.
Do you know what God wants you to do? If you do, don't make excuses like Moses. God will be with you, and you will have success.
Prayer: Dear God, You are so amazing. Thank you for always helping me to do Your will. Amen.
Good News from Brazil
Bible for Children is mainly an internet ministry. However, we also send printed Bible story tracts all over the world through our partner, Evangelical Tract Distributors. This school in Brazil received hundreds of Portuguese tracts to distribute in the surrounding area so more children could come to Jesus. Please pray for Brazil.
And a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6
'Daddy, daddy, Jesus told me to give all of my allowance,' said five year old Billy.
'Well, did He tell you where to give it?' asked his surprised father.
'Not yet,' replied Billy.
Later that same day, Billy was listening to a Christian radio program, and he heard a short message from a Christian ministry.
'Daddy, Daddy, Jesus told me where to give my allowance!' Billy excitedly exclaimed.
Soon after, an amazed father took his young son down to that ministry, and Billy gave his whole five dollars for Jesus.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for speaking to a little boy. Please speak to me. Amen.