Write to Sop

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Growing up in a staunchly Communist village, Sop* only knew Buddhism and was clueless as to who God was.

But in 2010, Sop became a Christian, and everything changed.

Since then, Sop (43) and his wife Dara* have led many others to faith. But they have also faced violent persecution – forced to leave their village, their pigs poisoned and rice farm set on fire, and their children isolated at school and discriminated against by their teachers.

Sop says, “There are times when I feel like it’s me against the world and that the Lord has not provided me with people. But God sends people. He used your ministry.”

Thanks to your support, Open Doors partners have trained Sop and Dara in how to teach literacy, and their classes have helped soften the community towards them.

Sadly, Sop and Dara continue to be watched by the local authorities and prohibited from meeting with others to worship. They still need your prayers and encouragement.

Could you write a letter to Sop to encourage him and his family?

Using the guidelines below, please send your digital message to this address: messagestolaos@opendoorsuk.org

The basics:

  • Sop is a pseudonym, but you can use this name, or you may wish to address your messages to your ‘Brother in Christ’.
  • Write in simple English and keep your sentences short.
  • Be encouraging and include one or two Bible verses. (For security reasons please do not use verses that refer to Israel, armies or war.)
  • Please show sensitivity – do not dwell on the recipient’s plight or share about the blessings of life in your country.

For security:   

  • Do not mention Open Doors in your messages.
  • You may provide your first name and the country you are from, but do not provide your full name or address.
  • Do not include photos of yourself.
  • Do not criticise the country’s religion or religious extremists, its government, judicial system, or political leaders.
  • Do not offer to send money or other forms of help.

Please note that this letter-writing campaign closes on 30 December 2020.

Thank you! 

*Name changed for security reasons

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