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Resources for Kids of Courage

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Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians around the world, and provide opportunities for the children to serve and pray for them.

Torchlighters DVDs
Children learn about real-life Christian heroes from the past. Produced by Christian History Institute and The Voice of the Martyrs, each DVD includes an animated 30-minute feature, and English and Spanish tracks. Find a 16-set collection of the DVDs and The Torchlighters Ultimate Activity Book at For more information about individual DVDs, visit
Torchlighters Student and Leader Guides

Torchlighters student and leader guides provide lesson plans and supplementary activities that teach faith lessons and encourage positive character traits represented in Torchlighters DVDs. Download them free from the Downloads section of this site, or find them in the Resource section of

Hardcover Picture Books
Stories with colorful illustrations introduce children to the lives of noted Christians who have inspired believers throughout the years.

Titles include:

  • Paul: God’s Courageous Apostle
  • Stephen: God’s Courageous Witness
  • Thomas: God’s Courageous Missionary
  • Patrick: God’s Courageous Captive
  • Valentine: God’s Courageous Evangelist
  • Nicholas: God’s Courageous Gift-Giver
Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma by Janet and Geoff Benge
America’s first missionary overseas persevered through intense obstacles to spread the gospel among the Burmese people. (Paperback, 232 pages)
Bold Believers Activity Books
Bold Believers activity books include activity books with 40+ pages of stories, color photos, activities, and cultural information about one topic or country. The books are available to download for free on this site. Registration is required to download most of the activity books.
Learning About Islam
Learning About Islam helps parents and teachers share the truth about Islam from a Christian perspective with students age 8 and up. The book is available as a free download on this site.
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church lesson plans for several years are available for free in the Downloads section of this site. The lesson plans are appropriate for Sunday school or other group lessons at any time of the year.

The VOM Bookstore features other resources for families and children.