name is Bartholomew, though sometimes Iím called Nathaniel. When he
first saw me, Jesus said, ďBehold a true Israelite, in whom there is no
guile.Ē Iíve tried to live up to what Jesus said about me ever since! In
those early days, it was very hard to be a Christian. It still is! After
Jesus was raised from the dead, I went to India to preach the Gospel. I
was arrested by the authorities, and like my friends John and Laurence,
I was martyred. I was flayed alive with a knife like this one.