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The greatest gift you can give a persecuted Christian is the knowledge that they're not alone.
Over the years, thousands of Open Doors supporters have brought hope to persecuted Christians like Pastor Dayaratne (right) through letter-writing campaigns. He and his wife, Mala, cared for over 130 children at Agape Children's Village in Sri Lanka, until local Buddhist extremists falsely accused them of abuse, forcing the children to leave. But because of your support, Pastor Dayaratne and his wife can now face the future with courage and faith.
Around the world there are many more persecuted Christians facing darkness and despair who need your encouragement. Click the boxes below to see who you can write to, or order our 2016 Letter-Writing Guide.
Who you can write to...
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Please note that you can only write to the above letter-writing campaigns. All other writing campaigns are now closed.
For inspiration and guidance as you write, here are some simple letter-writing guidelines. You may also use our additional resources to help you write your letter: Download our printable designs to colour in and complete.
Thank you so much for your letters and prayers. For persecuted Christians going through dark and difficult times, your messages of support are a source of hope and encouragement. But rather than us saying 'thank you' on behalf of our persecuted family, here are some updates from those you've written to, and how God has been at work in their lives...
Update on Mariam from Chad
Due to a very unfortunate change in circumstances, we are discontinuing our campaign for Mariam early. Thank you for writing to Mariam over the last year. We ask that you would continue to pray for her – she is not doing well spiritually or emotionally and needs more prayer than ever before. Local partners are in contact with her and will continue to counsel her as much as possible.