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Issue #33 - September 18, 2009              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus


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1) Carnival Games, Christmas Program?
2) Make the Lesson Stick
3) Persecuted Christians
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1) Carnival Games?

I need ideas for carnival for fundraiser for our youth group. have any ideas? and also would like to know if anybody knows where to find a Christmas program without music for grades 2-6.

--from SSTN: yes on both. Use the search tool on the home page to locate carnival games and the "Christian Skits" link to find Christmas dramas. Both links are listed in the bright, green box, above.



2) Make the Lesson Stick

Note to parents: Waiting at the bus stop can be productive! Read this week's memory verse and then play round robin. One person begins by saying the first word in the verse, next person says the next word, and so on until the verse is repeated. You can also spend time reading through different books of the Bible. Discuss how the story applies to your child's life for that day. Don't forget to pray! 

3) Persecuted Christians

Two Iranian women, Maryam Rustampoor, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh, 30, who converted from Islam to Christianity were arrested and put into prison for having New Testaments in their home, and now have been sentenced to be executed as reported by According to Iranian law, if a person rejects Islam, the sentence is execution.

Since March 2009, both Meryem and Marzieh are being detained in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. It is said that they are being beaten and tortured 5 times a day in conjunction with the call to prayer. At the beginning of their imprisonment, the women were held with 25 others prisoner, now they are in isolation and blindfolded. It is also been told that their food will diminish for every day that they donít recant their faith in Jesus. 

The 9th of August 2009 was the first day in court. Haddad, the deputy prosecutor insisted with great pressure that the women should renounce their Christian faith, both in writing and verbally. According to secure information, it was a moving sight how the two women persisted, even with Mr. Haddad and they repeatedly stressed that they did not regret anything and they would not recant their faith in Christ. 

I implore everyone to pray fervently for these brave and amazing women for strength to cling to their faith in Jesus Christ and for God to work His miracles in their situation. Letís not turn our backs on these women whose only guilt is their faith in Christ. 

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5) What is an e-book?

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7) Origin of the Species in Colleges

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8) Lessons for Church?

Thank you for your site in this network. I am looking for lessons for Sunday school in my church everyday. This helps me to find that. God Bless You. 

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