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We invite you to share an uplifting word with those that are going through hardship. Join us as we encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ through letters.

OPEN DOORS LETTER WRITING

February 2018 - June 2018

Send a message of encouragement to a North Korean Believer

Ongoing

NORTH KOREA

There is a rare opportunity for you to connect with North Korean Christians by taking a few minutes out of your day to write them a letter.

Open Doors is currently organizing a letter campaign to make sure these believers know how much we care about them and pray for them.

Our partners in the field let us know that the rising international tension with North Korea is making it even more difficult for believers in the country. Right now, in North Korea, many people like you—fathers, mothers, pastors, and church leaders—find themselves in scary situations without much support. Some have been threatened or attacked, while others have even been sentenced to prison for their work in the underground church. Unfortunately, as a result of having to hide their identities, Christians may feel alone—cut off from or even unaware of supporters around the world.

We will deliver message of encouragement that Open Doors will deliver through underground channels, you can provide a cherished reminder that people these Christians have never met are praying for them.

Send a message of encouragement to a North Korean Believer

Encourage Haoua from Cameroon

DUE: JUNE 30, 2018

CAMEROON

Haoua is the mother of 12 year old Kadidja who came to faith in Christ through Christian neighbors. Kadidja had liver cirrhosis that claimed her life on Nov 22, 2017. Her faith and the support from the Church eventually also led Haoua to faith. Right until the end, she remained steadfast in the faith. Last October, as she brought Kadidja to hospital, her two year old daughter died after brief illness while in the care of a relative. She has two more children, Bouba (8) and Sule (6).

Pray for Manda

DUE: JUNE 30, 2018

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Manda, (29) is from north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She sustained severe burns to her body when her husband, angered over her rebirth, set her on fire. Initially her husband was happy with her decision. But three months after her baptism, something changed. One day in May he returned home drunk and while she was breastfeeding her youngest child, he poured petrol over them and set them on fire. The child did not survive, and Manda sustained terrible injuries that kept her in hospital for three months. She had no support from her family, but her church community stood with her. We invite supporters to write her encouragement

Encourage a young teen

DUE: JUNE 30, 2018

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Toby, 13, is from the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the Islamic radical Allied Defence Forces (ADF) has been wreaking havoc among the mostly Christian population. Captured in Jun 2015, he witnessed horrific violence, even the murder of his mother. He thought his father had died too, but he managed to escape. Toby did the same some time ago and eventually was reunited with his father who was so traumatized he could not look after him. Toby is now in the care of a local pastor, but struggling to come to terms with everything that happened to him. We invite supporters to write to Toby.

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Encourage Zita with your letters and cards

DUE: JUNE 30, 2018

CAMEROON

Zita (15) was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Giving in to their pressure, he gave Zita’s mom an ultimatum: convert or have the child sent to his family to be raised as a Muslim. Zita’s mother refused, but when Zita was just eight months she lost the fight: the child was taken to the Muslim relatives. Her mom died that same month, possibly from a stress related disease. A year later Zita’s father also died unexpectedly. From then on she was passed back and forth between Muslim and Christian relatives. When she converted to Christ at the age of 12, it led to severe persecution. At the moment she remains in the care of a Christian family, and we invite other Christians to write notes of encouragement to Zita.

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Please mail all letters by their due date to Open Doors Canada

OPEN DOORS CANADA - 8-19 BROWNRIDGE RD. HALTON HILLS,
ON L7G 0C6 | (905) 636-0944

Send a message of encouragement to a North Korean Believer

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LETTER WRITING GUIDELINES

For Security Reasons

  • Do not mention Open Doors in your letters.
  • If writing a postcard, please send it in an envelope and do not write the Open Doors' address on the postcard.
  • You may provide your name, but do not provide your full address.
  • Do not criticize a country's religion or religious extremists, its government, judicial system, or political leaders.
  • Do not send money or make proposals to help.
  • Print clearly in English.
  • Be brief and encouraging —Include 1-2 Bible verses it is best to send greeting cards, artwork from children and postcards.