Write a letter to encourage Pastor Jeremiah

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“When we go to sleep at night, we are never sure whether we will make it alive to the next day.”

Pastor Jeremiah – whose name we’ve changed to protect his identity – voices these words sat amongst ruined mud walls blackened by scorch marks. This was his home until his village, in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, was attacked in April 2020 – part of a wave of violence against Christian farmers and communities, carried out by militant Fulani herdsmen.

Not all Christians survived this attack. But Pastor Jeremiah is still selflessly shepherding his people toward hope, reminding them that God is with them and still has plans for them. “We should give glory to God,” he says. “He is alive and will help us.”

You’ve come alongside Pastor Jeremiah and the believers under his care with the provision of food, medicine, help rebuilding homes, spiritual support and trauma care. “If you had not come, we would have suffered even more,” he says.

Pastor Jeremiah is one the many Christians in Nigeria who risk their lives daily to live out their faith in Jesus. He needs encouragement – more so given his responsibilities as a pastor – and you can do that by writing to him personally.

Writing guidelines

  • Greeting cards, children’s artwork, and postcards are best
  • Write in simple English and keep your letter brief
  • Print clearly
  • Be encouraging and include one or Bible verses
  • Show sensitivity; please don’t dwell on the recipient’s plight, or share about the blessings of life in your country.

For security

  • 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 criticise a country’s religion or religious extremists, its government, judicial system, or political leaders
  • Do not send money or make proposals to help.

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