Christian widows latest recipients of letter campaign

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

ISIS orange jumpsuits genocideIf you're looking for an opportunity to encourage other believers, some widows are waiting to hear from you.

It's called the Orange Letter Campaign, a week-long effort by the Church to send encouraging messages to fellow Christian believers who are suffering for their faith.

The 'orange' refers to jumpsuits worn by 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were martyred by ISIS terrorists in Libya.

Previous Orange Letter Campaigns focused on Christians in North Korea and Syria.

The effort is led by Uncharted Ministries and Engage Magazine, a ministry of the American Family Association geared toward young Americans.

This year's Orange Letter Campaign focuses on Nigerian widows, says Wesley Wildmon, an AFA spokesman and a writer for the magazine.

"It's a terrible situation there," he told AFR's "Today's Issues" program. "There's a little bit of Christian influence there in the south of Nigeria, but you have a lot of corruption in the government and people are being taken advantage of."

Wildmon said Unchartered and Engage have received feedback from past letter recipients, who receive a letter personally hand-delivered to them.

 In addition to collecting letters, Engage is publishing stories this week focusing on Nigeria and persecution, and why God allows it.


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

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