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Encourage The Family Of An Abducted Christian

 When Christians are kidnapped because of their faith in Jesus, their families are left behind, often not knowing what has happened.

Boko Haram, an extremist Islamic group, abducted 109 girls from a school in Nigeria in February 2018. A month later, most of the girls were released. Leah Sharibu, a Christian, was not.

Leah, who was 15 when she was abducted, was held because she refused to deny her faith in Jesus. Though she was offered the opportunity to leave with her friends if she converted to Islam, she held onto Jesus, no matter the cost.

Leah’s parents, Nathan and Rebecca, are proud of their daughter’s strong faith in Christ, but are constantly worried about her safety and praying for her return.

“I am very sad but also jubilant because my daughter did not denounce Christ,” said Leah’s father.

“The situation has opened my eyes to see and understand that Christianity comes along with suffering and pain. If our master Jesus, who was blameless, was persecuted, how much more will we who are His followers.”

Leah’s mother added, “When I remember that Christians all over the world are praying for Leah, it gives me strength to carry on.”

Nathan and Rebecca have had no news of their daughter since October 2018. Please write to them to encourage them to continue trusting in the Lord amidst fear and uncertainty.

Please send cards and letters by 20 January to PO Box 51236 Tawa, Wellington 5249

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Writing Guidelines

  • Print clearly in English
  • Be brief and encouraging
  • 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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