Elf-on-the-Shelf vs. Bear-for-Prayer – Which Would You Rather Have For Your Child?

Is it time to say goodbye to the Christmas tradition, “Elf On The Shelf” and instead teach your children about prayer?

In many homes, Elf on the Shelf has become a recent Christmas tradition where a special helper enters your home from the North Pole to encourage kids to behave themselves. The story told to children is that the elf sits in the home and watches the children by day, and each night it returns to the North Pole to report on whether they were naughty or nice. Every morning when children wake up, they can see that the elf is in a different place than the day before after his journey to the north – giving credence to the story.

Is it time to change that tradition?

The Elf On The Shelf encourages children to behave out of fear of being watched by a creepy doll, but BTJ has a replacement which replaces fear with hope.

BTJ has a special Prayer Bear that reminds children to pray for the persecuted church. The Prayer Bear is a daily reminder for our children that there is a loving God who is alive and powerful. He has the power to deliver His persecuted children from the hands of those who want to bring them harm. The BTJ Prayer Bear doesn’t tell on you for the bad things you do, but is a simple reminder to pray to a loving God to protect His children living in countries where they are persecuted for their faith.

Today is the best time for replacing that menacing, tattle-tale Elf-on-the-shelf with a BTJ Prayer Bear because we have an OVERSTOCK.

Right now, for only a few days longer, you can make the change from Elf-on-the-shelf to the BTJ Prayer Bear, save a lot of money, and be a blessing to the underground house church.

Here is how: a factory made, corporate designed Elf-on-the-shelf will cost you more than 400% of what you will pay for a BTJ Prayer Bear that is handmade by underprivileged women in Iraq who were displaced by ISIS. Who knows where your money goes when you spend it on Elf-on-the-shelf, but when you purchase a BTJ Prayer Bear – EVERY PENNY GOES TO MISSIONS.

First, your money goes to help the women in Iraq who made the bear by hand. The name of the woman who made it, is written on a tag attached to the bear.

In addition, any money that does not go to the women in Iraq goes to the mission field to help the BTJ missionaries sent by the underground house church in China.

The BTJ Prayer Bear is not a Communist agent sent to watch the behavior of your children like the Elf-on-the-shelf, but is modeled after FuFu – the main character of the BTJ children’s books series ‘Tales in Fufu’s Forest’. FuFu is the Chinese word for double blessing; a word used by many Christians in China (福福). Each Prayer Bear is a reminder to pray for the persecuted Christians who put their lives on the line to preach the Gospel to the lost people of the world.

You can order right now by clicking below.

BABY FUFU – Handmade in Iraq


BUT WAIT! We are not done!

We do not just want to replace Elf-on-the-shelf in your home. Are you connected to or have access to an orphanage or children’s hospital where they are using an Elf-on-the-shelf? If so, we would LOVE to send Prayer Bears to you for ABSOLUTELY FREE, so that you can bless the children with these bears and replace that old Elf-on-the-shelf.

It is time for some new traditions that focus on hope and not fear.

You do not have to buy anything or pay for anything. BTJ will pay for the shipping of FREE BTJ Prayer Bears (limited to US, Canada, UK, and certain parts of the EU due to shipping costs) if you simply send us a message explaining the situation and sharing about the orphanage or children’s hospital in the comment box below. If we decide to help, we will respond to you with a private message.


Do you or your church minister to under-privileged children who could benefit from these BTJ Prayer Bears? Do you have an Elf-on-the-shelf in your church or know of under-privileged children that have them in their home?

If so, we have good news for you too! We want to send you free Prayer Bears to give Elf-on-the-shelf the boot. Simply send us a letter explaining the situation and if we are moved by your story, we will send BTJ Prayer Bears to you ASAP.

We have already sent out so many bears to people around the world who are working in the church and ministering to children.

This is a project that is near and dear to our hearts.

The BTJ Prayer Bear is an irreplaceable tool to help young children get excited about praying for missions. It can be a great reminder to pray for the persecuted church every day.

Click below to purchase your BTJ Prayer Bears today.

BABY FUFU – Handmade in Iraq

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

One Comment

  1. dsfaris

    You make me laugh!! Thank you for waging war against the Elf…


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