Orange you glad to encourage others?

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

medical missionary treating infantIn addition to remembering to pray for missionaries throughout the world, a ministry of the American Family Association (AFA) is asking believers to also write them letters.

Jordan Chamblee of Engage Magazine suggests including in the letters a word encouraging the missionaries to stay strong in the faith, a reminder of how trustworthy God is, and also some prayers.

"We've spoken to a couple of missionaries who have received these letters in the past and how it's blessed their hearts and their whole families, and so that's something that we are really excited to give our audience an opportunity to do," he continues.

The deadline for this year is November 20th.

Chamblee

"We ask that you keep it around 200 words, but it can just be a sentence or two, just whatever is on your heart," says Engage's Cedra Sartin. "You can also get your children involved."

Any submissions to this Orange Letter Campaign should be sent to Orange@afa.net.

"I think everyone remembers that video of 21 Coptic Christians on a beach in Egypt, and they laid down their lives in the name of Christ," Sartin notes. "They all were wearing orange jumpsuits, and that's where the name 'Orange Letter Campaign' comes from."

More recent Orange Letter Campaigns have focused on Christians in North Korea, Syria, and Nigeria.

"Now, we are reaching out to people across the world," says Sartin.

Sartin

"This year, we are partnering with Global Outreach International," adds Chamblee. "We're going to collect the letters … and they're going to pass those along to the missionaries that work under their banner."

Engage is also trying to work through the changes the missionaries and the people they minister to are enduring due to COVID-19. Sartin reports, "Some of these people are either trapped on the mission field and cannot get back to the states, or they were already back home with their family and cannot get back to the mission field where God called them to be."

Some are also losing their funding, which adds to the reasons why the AFA ministry wants to provide those individuals with words of encouragement during this particular season.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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