Christians in India face fierce persecution and opposition daily. They are harassed and beaten, sometimes to the point of death. They are told that they do not belong to their country, and the only way to stay safe is to deny Christ and return to Hinduism.

The believers are not backing down. They have refused to deny our Lord Jesus, even when it costs them their homes, their jobs, and even their lives or the lives of their children.

But it is not easy.

As a family in Christ, let’s encourage our brothers and sisters in India, and let them know that they are not alone as they suffer for their faith.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:35

Encouragement messages will be delivered to Christians in India electronically. Your message can be in the form of pictures, videos or audio recordings.
Please send your letter by 31 December 2019 to:

Some suggestions for your message:

  • What does your faith in Christ mean to you?
  • Share your own experience with trials and spiritual challenges, and how God helped you overcome them.
  • How have you prayed for Christians in India, and what will you do in future?
  • Bible verses or a written prayer
  • A picture of yourself or your prayer group

Writing Guidelines


Pray before you start!


Keep it short and simple

Write about 250 words in English/Chinese.


Show sensitivity

Please do not dwell on the recipient’s plight, or share about the blessings of life in your country.


Do not send money or
make proposals to help



Please do not mention Open Doors in your letters

Do not criticise a country’s religion or religious extremists, its government, judicial system or political leaders.

It’s fine to include your first name and country but NOT your full address