We are called to pray for and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ during persecution. Through organizations like Open Doors, Voice of the Martyrs and International Christian Concern we have the ability to reach them directly. Please take a couple minutes to either send a card of encouragement or post a letter and prayer below. We will continually update this page with new believers that we can encourage.
Daniela & Sebastian - Colombia
After their father was killed for preaching the gospel, Daniella and Sebastian are on the path to healing in Colombia. Twelve-year-old Daniela and five-year-old Sebastian find it very difficult to talk about the day their father died. Pastor Plinio had just returned from praying at the church when he was murdered in his own home—the family, including Daniela, rushed into the room where he was shot and killed. Daniela will never forget what she saw. Open Doors asked the young girl what she thinks her father would have liked for her to do in the future. “Well,” she says without hesitation, “to be a great person and to follow in the ways of God.”
Thankfully, through the generosity of Open Doors’ supporters, Daniela and Sebastian were able to spend a month at the Center for Children—a project that gives permanent shelter to many Colombian children of persecuted Christians. Here, Daniela and Sebastian learned how to be kids again and have begun to heal.
Please take a few moments to share some love and encouragement with Daniela and Sebastian. Let them know they’re a part of a large Christian family that stretches worldwide!
You can send a digital message using the form on this page or you can drop off, mail or email a physical letter or card to the church office. This letter writing opportunity is available until February 28th, at which time we will be sending all the collective letters and cards together.
Greeting cards, children’s artwork and postcards are best.
If possible, please write in Spanish (google translate) or simple English and please keep your letter brief.
Be encouraging and include 1-2 Bible verses.
Please show sensitivity; please don’t dwell on Daniela’s and Sebastian’s plight or share about the blessings of life in your country.
Do not mention Open Doors or your local church 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.