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Encourage Marta From Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a difficult place to be a Christian, especially if you have left Islam to convert to Christianity.

Marta’s family practiced folk Islam in their village. When she was very young, the local witchdoctor asked for her as payment in exchange for spiritual protection. Marta became the witchdoctor’s servant and wife and experienced years of abuse.

Her aunty was a Christian and visited Marta regularly to share the gospel with her. One day, Marta decided to give her life to Jesus.

Marta eventually escaped the witchdoctor and moved in with her aunty. She was able to share her faith with her siblings and mother, who all became Christians. Her father left them because of their new faith. Now it’s hard for them to find work.

Open Doors ran a youth program for Marta and other young believers to disciple and encourage them. Marta still cannot talk about her time with the witchdoctor without crying.

Pray for her healing and write a letter of encouragement to Marta.

Please send cards and letters by 31 December to PO Box 51236 Tawa, Wellington 5249

Ethiopia 2017 0270102122 Marta

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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