Write a letter to remember the martyred

Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Bill Bumpas, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Coptic Christians killed (not graphic)Christian bloggers are encouraging fellow believers to reach out to the families of Coptic Christians who were martyred by ISIS terrorists earlier this year.

"We want people to know that this persecution is real and it is happening to real people," says writer Teddy James. "It's not some faceless people on the other side of the world that we'll see."

James and other writers at online website Engage Magazine have launched the Orange Letter Campaign, drawing their idea from the orange jumpsuits worn by the men beheaded after they refused to renounce their faith. Engage is a ministry of the American Family Association

Engage has teamed with missionary ministry e3, which has dubbed the same campaign "21 Letters."

James

A link at the e3 website allows people to submit a Bible verse, a "Prayer of Support," and "Words of Encouragement."

The letters will be translated by e3 and hand-delivered in November to coincide with International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

ISIS published a video February 15 showing the jumpsuit-wearing men being marched onto a Libyan beach. A caption in the video called them "people of the cross." 

"These are people that we are going to see on the other side of eternity," James tells OneNewsNow. "These are our brothers and sisters in Christ that are experiencing persecution."


American Family Association is the parent organization of American Family News, which includes news website OneNewsNow.

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