Kids Prayer Adventure

A project by Herman Lamprecht

Missions, Prayer, children, Book, World

Kids Prayer Adventure
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When I was still a child, my family bought a book called “You Can Change the World”. It was a book filled with stories and adventures from countries that had I never even heard of as a 10 year old. Sometimes we would read it together as a family; but mostly I read it at night after reading my Bible. The prayer requests it contained helped me to pray for each of the countries. I read and prayed through this book many times.

The very first country in the book was Albania and I still remember the pictures vividly. As a young adult, I became a missionary and joined a ship that sailed around the world to tell people about Jesus. One of the first countries we visited was Albania! It was so amazing to see this country and how God had worked there during the 10 years that I had prayed for it.

The world has changed a lot since “You Can Change the World” was published, but I want my own and other children to have the same experience of reading and praying for incredible places across the globe. That is why we made this book: the “Kids Prayer Adventure”.

The Book

The "Kids Prayer Adventure" is written to be used by a child (or a family or a Sunday school) to pray for 52 topics (48 countries and 6 religious groups). The stories are written from the perspective of a child living in their country and address regular issues that they face in those countries. We added prayer request that are short and easy to pray for as well as interesting facts about each country. There is also a “You can do it” for each country - to make what is written even more “real”.

Sample Story from Madagascar
    Velomasy!” Sambieto and the other boys all began to laugh. “You’re barely bigger than one of the calves! There’s no way you managed to steal a cow, all by yourself!”
     “I did steal one!” I exclaimed. “And I can show you! I tied it to a tree, hidden behind bushes where no one will find it. And I will get to be a man!”
     In the Antandroy culture, a boy becomes a man when he is able to steal a cow. I am only eight years old, and very small for an Antandroy person, as most of our people are tall. The older boys didn't think I would be able to steal a cow for years, but I showed them!
    “ I don’t believe you really did it, ... Sambieto said, “We’ll see, we’ll see,” as he was still laughing. He will be thirteen years old soon and he still hasn't tried to steal a cow. He says he will soon, though.
     “How about you, Hialy? Have you stolen a cow yet?” I asked another boy, “or is your family too busy learning about God to do important things?”
    Hialy didn't answer. He used to play with us all the time, just like the other boys in the village, until his parents started going to meetings at the house of the missionaries. After a few weeks of listening to them, he started to tell us strange things, things like our ancestors are not blessing us or cursing us, and we sshouldn'tworship them. It ddoesn'tmake much sense to the rest of us.
    “Come on, Hialy!” Sambieto said, rubbing the top of his head playfully. “You know you want to be a man! Are you going to be outdone by little Velomasy?”
    “My father told me not to steal anything,” Hialy said quietly. “He says a true man is one who obeys God’s word in the Bible. That means we don’t steal, and we don’t worship anyone or anything but Him.” With that, Hialy got up and walked home. The boys started laughing again, and Sambieto suggested they all go and see if I had really stolen a cow. I watched Hialy walk away and wondered what could make him say the things he did. Could you really be a man without stealing?

The Team

The book is already completed and was put together by the communications team of OM Africa (an international missions organization - 

Herman Lamprecht (South Africa) - Project Manager
Meredith Overbeek (USA) - Writer
Anita Gehring (Germany) - Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Ginny Drake (Canada) - Text Editor
Belinda Lamprecht (Australia) - Fill in all the gaps
Todd Overbeek (USA) - Illustrator and web designer
And all the missionaries that helped us with the stories

The Big Picture

The "Kids Prayer Adventure" will be our flagship product in a wide variety of additional resources (website -, additional books, apps, games,etc), encouraging children to become involved in missions from an early age.

The printed book will be sold to raise funds to print more books as well as to fund the additional resources we want to develop. We would also like to offer the book and resources at a reduced price to churches and families in Africa, who would benefit from having access to the materials but would normally not be able to afford them.

Additionally, we hope to see the book translated into as many languages as possible and see it inspire kids and families all across the globe to pray for and be involved in missions.

The Grand Adventure

So how would we like you to be involved in this grand adventure?
We want to print 1,000 high-quality copies of the book on gloss pages with a hard-cover binding. 
Our goal of $8,000 will cover the cost for this as well postage of our awesome rewards!

We would love it if you can be a part of our team and help us publish the "Kids Prayer Adventure".

Thank You

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  • Anonymous   
    about 3 years ago

    I want to share my testimony on how i was able to get back my husband around June this year with the help of Dr Ekaka. My husband left me for over 3years and went on with another lady and i was unable to move on with my life because of the love i have for him, On the 1st of June i saw a testimony on the internet on how Dr Ekaka help someone with love spell so i never believe it but just have to try my faith which i did and i contacted him on his email: [email protected] and he told me what i need to do and after 2days i received a call from my husband asking me to come back to him it was all like a dream to me i am so happy now as we are back together again thanks to Dr Ekaka and i will advice anyone in need of help to contact him

  • Herman Lamprecht     almost 4 years ago
    Please pray with us that the book will be distributed to many families. Pray that kids will be impacted by the stories and become involved in praying, giving and going into missions.

    Love the internet

    Posted almost 4 years ago
    Do you enjoy doing research on the net and sharing your discoveries with others? We are looking for people to help develop the website with content that would enhance the kids missions adventure club experience. 

    You will need to hunt down cultural videos, pictures of the countries featured, recipes, etc. and help post it to our social media accounts and website.
    0 of 3 pledges have been made for this volunteer request


    Posted almost 4 years ago
    Would you love to see this book translated into your own language? Please tell us and become involved as a translator.
    0 of 10 pledges have been made for this volunteer request
    • Ignus le Roux

    • 2014-12-11 13:09:11 -0800
    • Willem Louw

    • 2014-12-11 06:11:10 -0800
    • Mike Frith

    • 2014-11-24 01:55:58 -0800
    • Ben Wyatt

    • 2014-11-22 22:55:42 -0800
    • David Short

    • 2014-11-22 11:27:31 -0800

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  • User
    Anonymous     almost 3 years ago

    ’m Mercy brown by name I have a few testimony to share with you all about myself, I was in a relationship with this guy and for 3years and we were about getting married when we both have misunderstanding with each other and he ask me for a divorce and we both agreed and after 4months I head that he was having an affair with one of my closest friend and I was very upset and worried so a friend of my advice me and told me if I still love my ex and if I really want to have him back so I told her yes, and she ask me to contact Dr. Madurai the spell caster and I did although I never believe on spell so he gave me something when he was casting the spell and ask me to say my wishes on it and after the casting of the spell a receive a phone call from my ex and was ask me at which I did and now we are back together again I’m so happy and I wish not to ever have this mistake again in my life. I will also advice anyone with this kind of issue to contact him for help he is really nice on phone and always there to answer you question giving you the good advice that you need. his email is [email protected]

  • User
    Anonymous     more than 3 years ago

    Encouraging to see this project moving forward. Trust others will come onboard too. Will continue networking along with you all.  David.

  • User
    Anonymous     more than 3 years ago

    Looks like a good resource. I'd like too see one to see how we could promote it.

  • User
    Anonymous     more than 3 years ago

    Great idea guys! Blessings, Ben

  • User
    Anonymous     more than 3 years ago

    Great idea. Trust it takes off with energy and enthusiasm. djs.

  • User
    Anonymous     more than 3 years ago

    Great idea. Trust it takes off with energy and enthusiasm. djs.

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