When you speak out, our leaders listen. Our persecuted Christian sisters are being ignored. They need to be seen. So let’s do something that is visible, engaging and can’t be ignored. Get involved in a bit of craftivism and sign the Handmade Petition. You’ll need a piece of cloth that you can sign with your own name that will then be sewn with thousands of others into a huge banner that says ‘See. Change.’ This will be presented to the UK Government in November during a conference on preventing sexual violence in conflict, as a unified prayer and plea on behalf of our sisters.
You can either pre-order a free pack here, or follow these simple instructions. Thank you for speaking up for your sisters.
It can be patterned, plain, an old white T-shirt – whatever you like! Just try to find a material that isn’t too delicate. Cut it into a square that is 30 cm2 – so each side measures to 30 cm. (Please try to keep to this size so your piece can be stitched into the final banner.)
Let this be a prayer – that these women would not only be seen by the UK government, but seen by their cultures and communities too.
You can use these prayer points if you like. Pray that:
Charity – who participated in an Open Doors trauma workshop in Nigeria – had never written her name before. She said: “I am so happy, I have never held a pen in my life before and it was the first time I have been able to write my name.”
God calls us all by name, He knows us. Many of these women are not seen and valued in the way they should be. As you write your name, thank God for your freedom, and perhaps ask Him how you can support your sisters further.
Pop your handmade petition in an envelope and send it to:
Open Doors UK & Ireland,
PO Box 6,
Huge thanks to you for speaking up for your sisters. Your support is restoring hope and dignity to persecuted women worldwide.
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.