We serve Christians around the world whose brave faith in Jesus means they are, beaten, threatened, imprisoned, tortured, falsely accused, disowned and hated.

WRITE TO: Narendran and Kavita IN INDIA


From miracles to church growth, Narendran* and Kavita* have seen God show his goodness in and through their lives. It’s deepened their faith, but it’s also brought hostility.

It culminated one night when the couple and other believers had met for prayer. A group of youngsters gathered at the gate of the church. They began verbally abusing the Christians, before then severely beating Narendran and Kavita.

The couple were deprived of treatment at the hospital, because of the influence of Hindu extremists on the doctors. But thanks to the pressure of pastors and lawyers, they eventually got the care they needed.

Narendran and Kavita continue to recover from their horrific ordeal. Narendran has stopped doing pastoral visits and doing outreach and their church has shrunk in size – all because of fear of further reprisals from the extremists.

But their faith remains strong, helped by your prayers and support. “We would have been living in fear and anxiety if you had not come to our aid,” says Kavita. “We are not alone. God’s people stand with us in our troubles and support us through prayer.”

You can continue to encourage them by writing to them – they’d love to hear from you!

  • Please be encouraging and feel free to include one or two Bible verses
  • Show sensitivity; please do not dwell on the recipient’s plight, share about the blessings of life in your country or your own struggles.
For security
  • Do not mention Open Doors
  • Do not mention other religions
  • Do not refer to Israel, even when using scripture
  • Do not criticise religions, religious extremists, governments, judicial systems or political leaders
  • Do not send money or make proposals to help
  • You can disclose your name and the country you live in, but do not provide your full name or full address.
  • Do not send photographs of yourselves or anybody else.
Send to us!

Please send your encouragement to messagestoindia@opendoorsuk.org and we’ll do the rest!

Please do not send physical cards to us in the post, as we are unable to process these or send them to India. Thank you!

*Names changed for security reasons

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