Writing Campaigns

Encourage Indonesian Children

On 13 November, 2016, an attacker threw two petrol bombs into a church playground in East Bornea, Indonesia. A group of children were playing outside. Their parents were attending the Sunday service. Alvaro (4), Trinity (4, pictured below, left) and Anita (2) were severely wounded. Another child, Intan, passed away days later from his injuries. 

Five suspects linked to a local terrorist group are facing court charges for the attack. Trinity’s mother, Sarinah, was summoned to give her testimony.

After giving her witness, Sarinah walked toward the defendants and said, “I forgive you. Jesus loves you.” 

“Please repent; no more innocent children killed and wounded. Mine is enough.” Her voice trembled but she held herself together as she walked out of the courtroom.

Read more about their story on our blog: The Long Road To Healing.

We would like to invite other believers, and Christian children to write cards to the children and let them know they’re not alone. Please continue to pray for Alvaro, Trinity, Anita and their families.

Please send cards and letters by 30 April to PO Box 51236 Tawa, Wellington 5249

Indonesia 2017 0500101301

Writing Guidelines

  • Print clearly in English
  • Be brief and encouraging
  • Include 1–2 Bible verses
  • Provide your name and country (not your full address)
  • It is best to send greeting cards, artwork from children and postcards (send postcards in an envelope, do not write Open Doors' address on the postcard)
  • Please don't mention Open Doors
  • Don't send money
  • Please don't criticise a country or make proposals to help


"I am so happy because I know that I am not alone and that other believers out there are praying for me."

– Mercy James, Nigeria

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