Write Letters


Please write to prisoners of conscience to provide encouragement and send a signal to prison officials that there are people all over the world who are invested in the safety and well-being of these unjustly imprisoned Chinese citizens. Email Julian (j.marley@chinaaid.org) with any questions about letter writing. All addresses are current as of June 8th 2021.

Notes On Letter Writing


1) Do not mention ChinaAid, any other specific organization, or church. If officials see names of entities like ChinaAid in letters, the prisoners could be punished due to a connection with a 'foreign organization.' There is no danger for a prisoner to receive a letter from an individual.

2) There is not an issue with writing in English. Even if the prisoner is not able to completely understand your message, just seeing someone took the time to write to them from a different country is a great encouragement. Authorities will definitely notice any letters of support and there are many cases where guards treat prisoners better as a result of receiving letters.

3) Only share positive comments, spiritual encouragement, and/or Bible verses. Do not write any negative comments, especially about the country, political system, authorities, or the prison. Feel free to incorporate the below Chinese/English phrases in your message.

4) You are welcome to send notes, letters, and cards. Christian greeting cards are often cherished when received.

5) There is not an issue with writing your name & return address on the mailing envelope. However, if you are more comfortable - just a name, state and/or country is fine. Letters to prisoners are most effective when officials see mail being delivered from many different U.S. states and nations across the world.

6) Pricing for mailing letters to China depends on the weight of the item, carrier used, and where the item is being mailed from. The cheapest option from the United States in most cases is First Class International. You can purchase a 'Global Forever' stamp to send a one ounce letter or postcard.

Chinese/English Phrases


I gave thanks for you when I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus.
听到你在基督耶稣里的信心,我为你献上感恩。

Your life exhibits the grace He has shown you.
你的生命彰显出神给你的恩典。

We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.
我们鼓励你一有机会就向别人传福音。

We love you and your family. We are praying for you, your family, and your guards.
我们爱你和你的全家。我们为你和你的家人,以及看守你的狱警祷告。

My heart rejoices that you are strong in the Lord.
我们为你在主里的刚强心里欢喜。

I thank God for your love of Christ.
我为你对基督的爱献上感恩。

You are fighting a good fight. May you keep the faith and finish the race.
你在打那美好的仗。愿你持守信心,争战到底。

May those who persecute you see Jesus in your life.
愿那些逼迫你的人在你生命中看到耶稣。

You are counted worthy to suffer for His name.
你配为主名受苦。

I pray you feel the arms of our Lord surrounding you.
我们祷告愿你能感受到主的臂膀环绕着你。

Keep looking to Jesus, our only hope of heaven.
持续仰望耶稣,他是我们天上唯一的盼望。

I pray you will feel the presence of Christ with you today.
我们祷告你在今天就能感受到主的同在。

The Lord is your shepherd and He will be with you.
主是你的牧者,他会与你同在。

The fields are ripe for harvest. I pray you bring in many.
庄稼熟了,我们祷告你会收割许多灵魂。

When one part of the body suffers the whole body suffers. Many Christians around the world are standing with you.
一个肢体受苦,所有肢体一同受苦。全世界的基督徒都与你站在一起。

I thank God for your faithfulness.
我为你的忠心向神献上感恩。

Let Jesus continue to guide your steps to eternal life
愿耶稣继续引领你走永生的道路。

I pray the eyes, ears and hearts of those who persecute you may open to Jesus.
我们祷告那些逼迫你的人能向耶稣敞开自己的心。

Thank you for suffering with Jesus.
谢谢你为主受苦。

My prayers are with you as you endure the fellowship of suffering.
在你忍受苦难之时,我们的祷告与你同在。

May your light reveal the truth to those around you.
愿你的光能向周围的人显明真理。

Your present trials proclaim your faith.
你所遭受的熬炼宣扬了你的信心。

Our Lord is with you even where you are.
即使在现在的处境中,主也与你同在。

Blessed are you in the eyes of the Lord.
在主的眼中你是有福的。


Alimujiang Yimiti

Alimujiang Yimiti is a Uyghur Christian who has been illegally detained and held in prison for since 2008. On Dec 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.”

Alimujiang Yimiti
Section 11
The Xinjiang No. 3 Prison No.1339
Dongzhan Road
Urumqi city
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
830013
People's Republic of China

阿里木江•依米提
新疆第三监狱第十一监区
新疆维吾尔自治区乌鲁木齐市乌市东站路1339号
邮编:830013

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Pastor Sanqiang "John" Cao

Pastor John Cao, married to an American citizen and a legal resident of North Carolina, was sentenced to seven years in prison in March 2018 on the charge of "organizing illegal border crossings."


Pastor Sanqiang “John” Cao
P.O. Box 48-2, Wang Daqiao, Dongjiao,
Kunming city, Yunnan province, China 
Zip code: 650216

曹三强牧师
云南省昆明市东郊王大桥48号信箱附2号
邮编:650216

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Pastor Wang Yi

Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to nine years in prison on December 30th, 2019, days after a sudden and secret trial on December 26th. Pastor Wang was found guilty of “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.”

Pastor Wang Yi
Chengdu City Jintang Prison 
Huopan Road, Qingjiang town, Jintang County 
Sichuan province, China 
Zip code: 610409


Elder Hu Shigen

Hu Shigen, a pro-democracy activist and renowned church elder, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison on August 3, 2016, based on falsified charges of “subversion of state power."

Elder Hu Shigen
Changtai Prison Hospital
Liyuantou, Xiqing District 
Tianjin city, China
Zip code: 300381

胡石根长老
天津市西青区梨园头长泰监狱医院
邮编:300381

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Elder Qin Defu

Elder Qin Defu of Early Rain Covenant Church is currently serving a four-year prison sentence for his involvement with the church. He was arrested in December 2018 amid a mass crackdown on the church and charged with "illegal business operations."

Elder Qin Defu 
Chengdu City Detention Center 
Zhengyi Road, An Jing Town, Pi County 
Sichuan province, China 
Zip code: 611731


Dr. Xu Zhiyong

Well-known legal activist and civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong was arrested in February 2020, charged with "inciting subversion of state power." He was released in 2017 after serving a four-year sentence for legal activism.

Dr. Xu Zhiyong
Linshu County Detention Center
Wu Jie Qian Village, Qingyun town, Linshu county
Shandong province, China
Zip code: 276712

许志永博士
临沭县看守所
山东省临沭县青云镇吴界前村
邮编:276712



Zhang Shaojie

Pastor Zhang Shaojie, of Nanle County Christian Church in Henan province, is currently serving a 12-year prison term for “gathering a crowd to disrupt the public order” and a fabricated fraud charge. 

April 2021: Pastor Zhang's family members were told he was transferred to another prison. However, his whereabouts are unknown and he is still unable to be located as of May 2021. Please pray for him.


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Ju Dianhong

Sister Ju Dianhong was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2017 under false charges of 'cult activity.'  ChinaAid tracked down her prison address in January 2021 after a long search.  

Ju Dianhong
No. 1 Prison For Women of Yunnan province
Kunyang town, Jinning district, Kunming city
Yunnan province, China
Zip code: 650600

鞠殿红
云南省第一女子监狱
云南省昆明市晋宁区昆阳镇
邮编:650600


Liang Qin

Sister Liang Qin was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2017 under false charges of 'cult activity.' ChinaAid tracked down her prison address in January 2021 after a long search. 

Liang Qin
No. 1 Prison For Women of Yunnan province
Kunyang town, Jinning district, Kunming city
Yunnan province, China
Zip code: 650600

梁琴
云南省第一女子监狱
云南省昆明市晋宁区昆阳镇
邮编:650600


Zhang Zhan

Chinese citizen journalist and former practicing lawyer Zhang Zhan was sentenced in December 2020 to four years in prison for "picking quarrels and provoking troubles" due to her reporting on the spread of COVID-19 in Wuhan.  

Zhang Zhan
Shanghai Women’s Prison, No. 1601
Zhangjing Road Sijing Town, Songjiang District
Shanghai 201601
China

张展
上海市女子监狱
上海市松江区泗泾镇张泾路1601号
邮编:201601