HELP YOUR KIDS POST A NOTE TO ENCOURAGE KIDS LIVING IN PLACES WHERE IT IS DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.

Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution from their governments or neighbors simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. Sadly, this often means it is illegal or dangerous for believing families to celebrate Christmas.

While persecuted kids can sometimes participate in private or secret Christmas traditions, doing so may place them and their families at risk if discovered. They long for the freedom to live out their faith in Jesus, in safety, at Christmas and throughout the year.

Take some time with your kids to share your prayers and messages for the kids of the persecuted church during this Christmas season. Because for young believers like Wasihan in Ethiopia, Rosamie in the Philippines and Fabiana in Iraq—it means so much to know believers around the world are praying for them.

Share your messages below—and be encouraged by the messages of others.

Please gather your kids and post an encouraging note below to let these precious kids know you are praying for them this Christmas as they celebrate in secret.

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Psalm 120:1In my distress, I

Psalm 120:1
In my distress, I cried to Yahweh. He answered me.

Philip, 12 year old

Trust in the Lord, he

Trust in the Lord, he will always be there for you!

Claire, 9 year old

Claire

Dear Marta: Hi! I am

Dear Marta:
Hi! I am Isabel. I’m from China.
I knew that your father doesn’t trust in God. I hope your father will come back to stay with you soon. Be brave! God will bless you and your family!

Yours, Isabel Zuo

Isabel

詩篇120:1我在急難中求告耶和華,他就應允我。Maria

詩篇120:1
我在急難中求告耶和華,他就應允我。

Maria

Maria

Friend who has worked out

Friend who has worked out well for your birthday party and it would have been better for me

Emliy

Father may threes children be

Father may threes children be filled with your presence

Mark Hamilton

I pray that you will

I pray that you will have a hospital.

Ivy (4 years old, from Hong Kong)

Ivy

Dear children: May you know

Dear children:

May you know that God and Angles are always around you.

Elaine (9 years old)
Grace (6 years old)

Elaine and Grace

Dear friend,

Dear friend,
I want to say, God will save you, and he always loves you and be with you. Please know that God will give you a good church and that you will know a lot more about God. Amen!

Dear friend,
I want to say, whatever you do, God will love you always and he always forgives you! Please go back to your home. God will make you a good place to live in 🙂 God will keep an eye on you always.

Anna (6 years old)
Grace (10 years old)

Grace and Anna

Dear friend,

Dear friend,
Pray that the people of Mosul especially the children, who have experienced so much trauma would now experience healing.

Angel (10 years old)

Angel

Dear friend,

Dear friend,
Wish God can help you in whatever bad things you will face ! Jesus loves you.

from: Isabel (11 years old)
Mariana (3 years old)

Isabel and Mariana

Dear friends,

Dear friends,
Merry Christmas! We hope you can have enough food. We hope you can go to church and can watch Sat-7, have school, be strong, have a hospital. God bless you!

Grace (3 years old)
Matthew (9 years old)

Grace and Matthew

Dear friend,

Dear friend,
Please know that God will save you from this tragedy and help you create a new beginning.

Emily (10 years old)
Alan (5 years old)

Emily and Alan

Hello from Italy, you’re in

Hello from Italy, you’re in my prayers. PleAse don’t give up! You are precious to God and the Global church

Elia

For God hath not given

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:7‭-‬8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/2ti.1.7-8.KJV

” I hope you can find your home”
” I hope you can find a church too”
Gwen and Kate, ages 8 and 4

Gwen

Dear kid,

Dear kid,
Hi, I am Alice from HONG KONG. i am 8 years old. I hope your city have some christian schools, hospital, new great home , and churches. May God bless you!

Alice and Tracy ( 8 years old, 3 years old)

Alice and Tracy

We are praying for you!

We are praying for you! May the Lord of heaven strengthen you and give you supernatural peace as you trust in Him. God bless you!

Kristin Soule

Dear Wasihan of Ethiopia; Rosamie

Dear Wasihan of Ethiopia; Rosamie in the Phillipians and Fabiana in Iraq.A scripture of encourage you from the Sermon of the Mount, Jesus best known sermon: Matthew 5:8-9 – – -Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.I don’t have any children but recently I adopted in the Spirit a good friend’s daughter who doesn’t know Jesus right now. It is hard to be persecuted for your faith,, but, wow to know the Savior !

Kathleen Caswell

Jesus is praying for you

Jesus is praying for you child day and night, whatever come what may. His Spirit is in you and will be with you as you ask Him to be your very own Jesus in your heart. He said he would never leave you or forsake you. We pray for the innocence of these precious ones, Lord I pray that the stones of bitterness would not take root but in the midst of the circumstances the Spirit of the Living God would grow courage and love and these children would rise up into Joshua generation.

kathleen caswell

Our family will be praying

Our family will be praying for you and your loved ones to know that Jesus is always near, that He cares, that your brothers and sisters around the world care, and Jesus will triumph over the darkness.

Tiffany Sumlin

Awesome God, You see your

Awesome God, You see your children who are hurting and you are always right there with them. I praise you for that. Please comfort your children who are being persecuted. Save their persecuters. Strengthen your warriors. Let them know that there are people who care about them and that their work matters so, SO much to your kingdom. We love you. Amen.

ida Baker

I pray that all of

I pray that all of these children remain in the faith of Jesus Christ and grow stronger each day!
I pray that unimaginable ways by God’s grace will enable more Christians to be of use to the body in Christ! We are one body, when one suffers all suffer, and when one rejoices all rejoice!
I pray that the thick cloud of indifference is parted like God did the Nile river with the light of empathy and hope!

Lanre Olan Enilo I

I am praying for you

I am praying for you , keep on being strong!

Mark menicucci

Hi. My prayer to Jesus,

Hi. My prayer to Jesus, who is always with you, is that HE will show you who HE is day by day and minute by minute!
I pray that Jesus is your strength and your shield just like He promises to be for us, in the Psalms. I pray you know of His love for you and for your family and your friends and even your enemies! The Bible says we should love our enemies, and that God will reward us when we are mind to them with much forgiveness and especially because we usually do not feel like it! Forgive!

Colleen

My 3 kids and my

My 3 kids and my niece all 9 and under got together to pray for you kids. We prayed that you all be encouraged and we love you. We pray that you’re safe and protected. And we know God is with you always. In Jesus name Amen. Merry Christmas.

Ester Clark

Dear child, We pray that

Dear child, We pray that our Heavenly father will give you strength and the armor to put on so that you will stand firm in the face of difficulties I pray that He will wrap His arms around you and Give you comfort and peace. I pray that you and your family would be surrounded by a hedge of protection and that the enemies’ eyes would be blinded to you and your family. I ask this in the Strong Name of Jesus and thru His blood. Amen

Becky

I thank God for your

I thank God for your precious little lives, for your innocence and open hearted wonder at his love. Our Heavenly Father holds you in the palm of his hand. You are so precious to him. He sees you every day, he knows you and loves you so very much. He hears all your prayers. Heavenly Father, please draw close to these children, may your precious Holy Spirit fill them with your peace and love. May your strong arms surround them and protect them, and may you visit their dreams to speak to them.

caroline Harris

Dear little friend, First of

Dear little friend, First of all, I want you to know that whatever heartache you go through in your life, Jesus loves you and is right there with you. You may not be able to see Him, but I promise you, He is with you always. You can talk to Him at any time you choose. He hears your prayers. The next thing I want you to know is that you have loving friends who are praying for you, who care about what you are going through. May God bless you greatly in your life, sweet one.

Anita

Stay strong! Jesus LOVES you

Stay strong! Jesus LOVES you and is here for you!

Rachel

Praying for you all!!!“Receive and

Praying for you all!!!
“Receive and experience the amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, deep, deep within yourselves.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Lisa Salvatore

Hello! We hope you can

Hello! We hope you can be free and live peacefully. We are also Christians. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Zac and Eli (12 and 8 yearso ld)

The name of the Lord

The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe! Prov. 18:10

Blessed be the name of the LORD!

Thank you for your love for Jesus. You strengthen our own hearts as we think of you and how you suffer for Him. Emmanuel! God is with you. I pray you will know his comfort & joy…His peace and grace…His strength and power. We are with you in Spirit and you are with us.

Praying for you,
Love, Julie & Ellie (mother/daughter)

Julie Vander Kolk

Timothy (8 years old) –

Timothy (8 years old) – I hope the kids have a good Christmas this year.

ZoeBeth (7 years old) – I hope you get presents and everything you need this year.

Drake (Timothy and ZoeBeth)

Stay strong! TRUST GOD!

Stay strong! TRUST GOD!

Ashley Kalantzis

Dear Lord, I ask you

Dear Lord,
I ask you to help those that have to celebrate and tell people of you secretly. Help people to know you. Help people to be able to share the good news.
Please help people to know that you are the reason for Christmas. Help them feel your love and your joy. Give them hope and courage to live out your will for their lives.

Thomas Family

Dear brothers and sisters,We cry

Dear brothers and sisters,
We cry for you,we pray for you❤❤❤❤,
May the joy of the lord JESUS Christ be your strength. Chere up,our lord will soon come to take us. We will continue praying for you.
Merry Christmas🎄🎄🎄🎄.
We love you all.
😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

Caleb

Dear Little Family,May the Lord

Dear Little Family,

May the Lord Jesus confort their hearts and help them to be compassionate to their enemies. I pray that the Holy Spirit will help you to serve as instruments to glorify Christ in his Day.

In Jesus Name,
Merry Christmas.

Janaina

Kids that don’t get to

Kids that don’t get to celebrate Christmas,
I hope this Christmas that you can make it so that it is not against the law to have Christmas there anymore. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

From Eli

Eli, age 5

We wish you a Merry

We wish you a Merry Christmas. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Worship GOD and Jesus. Keep moving forward and follow your dream.

Follow God and Jesus.

KJ

I pray you will live

I pray you will live through the hard labor. I am sure it is hard.

GOD Bless You

isaiah

Keep on having faith.

Keep on having faith. Believe for peace and keep it in your heart.

Jeremiah

Hi, My name is Destiny.

Hi, My name is Destiny. I wanted to pray that the angels will protect you, so that you can pray and love. Be yourself and go to a underground stabilized church that you are comfortable.

Destiny

Hi My name is Kayla,

Hi My name is Kayla, I know you can’t celebrate GOD, but God is still watching out for you.

Don’t forget we love you!

Kayla

Have a Merry Christmas!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Moriah

Praise God for you.

Praise God for you. I’m so happy you became a child of God.

I love you and Merry Christmas.

You are a great person to make the decision of being a Christian.

Nevaeh

Hi my name is Christian

Hi my name is Christian and I want you to praise the LORD.

Christian

My name is Corsell and

My name is Corsell and I feel bad for you and others that can not praise Jesus.

I wish they would change the rules.

Corsell

I wish everybody a great

I wish everybody a great Christmas.

Antonio

Hi this is for you.

Hi this is for you. I love you and hope you have faith and hope you can celebrate Christmas.

Kennedi

Happy and Merry Christmas and

Happy and Merry Christmas and Bless you!

Eli

I pray that GOD will

I pray that GOD will bless you in the future and that you can celebrate Christmas and not be killed or jailed.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Samaria

I hope someone lets you

I hope someone lets you be able to worship.

Paul

I pray this Christmas whatever

I pray this Christmas whatever you may be going through that you remember the Lord is always with you. No matter what happens it’s his perfect plan for your life and he works everything for Good. I pray you can find peace in him this Christmas.

Maddie

??? We pray that you

🙂🙃😍 We pray that you will be filled with Joy this Christmas, and be strong for Jesus.

Vienna and Micah

I pray that you are

I pray that you are able to rest in the lord knowing that he have all things under control even our persecution

JASON

Dear friend,I pray for you

Dear friend,

I pray for you this Christmas, that you are filled with lots of joy from the Holy Spirit.

I pray that no matter you do, that you know that God is always with you.

Love you,
Bekah
Age 8

Rebekah

May the Light of Christ

May the Light of Christ shine upon you always and forever. May you always be strengthened through your trials and may you feel the love, comfort, and peace that Christ offers to you freely.

Helen

Gracious Heavenly Father, in the

Gracious Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus I pray for Your strength and grace upon these precious children and upon their families. Give them Your peace and Your joy as they meditate on the precious gift of Your Son. Thank you for these brothers and sisters. May they persevere to the end and may they fix their eyes upon Jesus, the Air and Finisher of their faith.
In Jesus’ mighty Name, Amen

Sylvia Aldrich