Encourage Charity as she shines for Jesus in Nigeria

In Guyaku, a remote village in northern Nigeria, being a Christian comes with significant risk. More Christians are killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country in the world. In addition, violent attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamic extremist groups are common in the country’s north, and middle belt—and are becoming more common farther south.

In these attacks, Christians are often murdered or have their property and means of livelihood destroyed. Charity and her children know this firsthand. They’re survivors of a deadly Boko Haram attack on their village.

Charity’s story represents thousands of persecuted Christians across Nigeria who are left to pick up the pieces after violent religious attacks by extremists like Boko Haram.

For brave believers like Charity, staying in her village means keeping a light for Christ shining bright in the region—even when the darkness surrounds it. You can read and watch more of her story here.

We have the chance and the privilege to send Charity and her family notes and drawings of encouragement. Join us as we remind this precious sister and her children that they belong to one Church, and one Family!

This letter-writing opportunity is available through June 22, 2022, and is accepting physical letters only (no digital/email messages).

Writing Guidelines:

  • Greeting cards, children’s artwork and postcards are best.
  • Feel free to share one encouraging Bible verse.
  • Print clearly.
  • Show sensitivity; please don’t dwell on Charity’s challenges or share about the blessings of life in your country.

For Security:

  • Do not mention Open Doors in your letters.
  • If you write a postcard, please send it in an envelope and do not write 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.

If you would like to participate in more opportunities like this, you can regularly write letters to persecuted Christians in many countries by bookmarking and revisiting our website.

Mail your physical letters to:

Open Doors USA
PO Box 27001
Santa Ana, CA 92799