You can write to imprisoned Christians to encourage them and to let them know that you are praying for them. This will also send a signal to the prison officials that there are people all over the world caring about the jailed Christians. It will probably improve their conditions in prison.
(Or you can mail your letter to us and we will forward it for you. Our mailing address is:
China Aid, P. O. Box 8513, Midland, TX 79708)
You can also show your support by paintings, songs, videos or donating to them etc.
Alimujiang Yimiti is a Uyghur Christian who has been illegally detained and held in prison for almost two years. On December 7, 2009, the Kashgar District Intermediate Court notifiied Alimujiang’s lawyer that he had been sentenced to a fixed-term imprisonment of 15 years for “unlawfully providing state secrets to overseas organizations.”
Click here for Alim's case details
Section 11, The Xinjiang No. 3 Prison
No.1339, Dongzhan Road
Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur
Since 2005, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly arrested, imprisoned and severely tortured by Chinese authorities. In 2006, he and a group of prominent human rights lawyers created the Association of Human Rights Attorneys for Chinese Christians. That same year, Gao was sentenced to five years of probation for inciting “subversion of the state.” After serving three years in prison, Gao was supposedly released on probation but he disappeared for extended periods of time.
In 2007, he was arrested and spent more than 50 days behind bars and was tortured. “I was beaten so badly that my whole body began shaking uncontrollably on the floor,” Gao wrote in an open letter. He is now being held in Shaya Prison in Xinjiang, a remote region of western China.
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P O Box 15, Criminal Law Implementation Section,
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,
Click for the Linfen Church's case details
Room 101, Fuyuan Central Building,
Shuiche Xiang, Xiangyang Road
2nd House on last row,
Zhong An Ping Village, Tiantan Town,
Fushan County, Linfen City, Shanxi Province
Some suggested sentences for your letter:
(Use http://www.biblegateway.com to quote a verse in Chinese.)
I gave thanks for you when I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus.
Your life exhibits the grace He has shown you.
We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.
We love you and your family. We are praying for you, your family, and your guards.
My heart rejoices that you are strong in the Lord.
I thank God for your love of Christ.
You are fighting a good fight. May you keep the faith and finish the race.
May those who persecute you see Jesus in your life.
You are counted worthy to suffer for His name.
I pray you feel the arms of our Lord surrounding you.
Keep looking to Jesus, our only hope of heaven.
I pray you will feel the presence of Christ with you today.
The Lord is your shepherd and He will be with you.
The fields are ripe for harvest. I pray you bring in many
When one part of the body suffers the whole body suffers. Many Christians around the world are standing with you.
I thank God for your faithfulness.
Let Jesus continue to guide your steps to eternal life
I pray the eyes, ears and hearts of those who persecute you may open to Jesus.
Thank you for suffering with Jesus.
My prayers are with you as you endure the fellowship of suffering.
May your light reveal the truth to those around you
Your present trials proclaim your faith.
Our Lord is with you even where you are.
Blessed are you in the eyes of the Lord.