Writing Campaign

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Encourage Rikiya From Nigeria 

In northern Nigeria, violent attacks from extremist groups have uprooted the lives of Christians. Attacks often end in loss of life, physical injuries, the destruction of property and kidnappings.

But for Nigerian believer, Rikiya, her name serves as a reminder of who she is, even in the midst of suffering; RIkiya means ‘exalted by the Lord.’

Soon after her husband’s passing, Rikiya heard that Boko Haram, an extremist group widely known for their acts of violent persecution against Christians, was fast-approaching her village. She fled with her three children, leaving everything behind.

After two months, Rikiya and her family returned to a home they no longer recognised.

“When I came back, it was not easy for me,” Rikiya said. “I was a widow with three children. It wasn’t easy. I was so traumatised. My husband was gone, and Boko Haram had captured our village.”

You can encourage Rikiya as she raises her three children while grieving the loss of her husband and home. Your letters will remind her that she is not alone, connecting her to the global body of Christ as she continues to follow Christ.

Please send your letters by 30 June 2020 to 11/10 Gladstone Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154 

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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


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"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