Send an Encouraging Message to a Believer in North Korea

Dear friends,

Many Christians in the West regularly pray and raise support for persecuted believers in North Korea. But as the situation in North Korea has continued to make news headlines, have you ever wondered if there is anything else you can do to tangibly impact their lives in a meaningful way?

Our partners in the field let us know that the rising international tension with North Korea is making it even more difficult for believers in the country. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us in doing something that’s simple but life-changing for our brothers and sisters in the underground church.

There is a rare opportunity for you to send a message of encouragement to Christians in North Korean by taking a few minutes out of your day to write them a letter.

Right now, in North Korea, many people like you—fathers, mothers, pastors, and church leaders—find themselves in scary situations without much support. Some have been threatened or attacked, while others have even been sentenced to prison for their work in the underground church. Unfortunately, as a result of having to hide their identities, Christians may feel alone—cut off from or even unaware of supporters around the world.

You can join us in working to change that.

Open Doors is currently organizing a radio ministry to broadcast encouraging messages over the airwaves in North Korea—to remind secret believers there that they are not alone and the church around the world has not forgotten them.

By writing a message of encouragement that Open Doors will translate into Korean and read over the radio and broadcast into North Korea, you can provide a cherished reminder that the worldwide church has not forgotten them.

Sometimes, a heartfelt encouragement that arrives on a tough day can literally be the touch of Jesus.

Now is the perfect time to send a message. Although there are more arrests in this current season of international tension, God is doing a surprising work in the secret church in North Korea.

Join us and be a part of it.


*Representative names and photos are sometimes used to protect identity.

Please do not submit handwritten letters for this campaign as this is a digital campaign only. Instead, we welcome you to use the form on this page to submit your letter. Your letters will be sent to the field where some will be read to secret believers over the radio.

Writing Guidelines:

  • To assist in translation, please write in simple English and keep your letter brief.
  • Be encouraging and include 1-2 Bible verses.
  • Please show sensitivity; please don’t dwell on their plight, or share about the blessings of life in your country.

For Security:

  • Do not mention Open Doors in your letters.
  • 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 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.

Thank you for your interest in standing with our Christian brothers and sisters by writing them a letter.

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