This week’s “Go & Grow” challenge issued to the “Women in the Word” group was to compose a letter to an imprisoned believer in China. We had finished studying Colossians 1:15-23 that evening and talked about how we often read those truths on who Christ is and what He has accomplished with little more than a warm fuzzy feeling. And yet, there are Christ-followers dying every single day because they are willing to put their very lives on the line for those same truths.

I became aware of this “tool of encouragement” this week and it’s too good to keep to myself. You can go online, read the stories of persecuted and imprisoned believers around the world, compose a letter of encouragement (top right hand of the page) and they will translate it for you. How long would it take each of us to send a letter of encouragement once a week? Once a day?

Before closing out on Tuesday night, we talked of how one day, in the U.S.A., we could possibly be persecuted for meeting in a person’s home to share the gospel of Christ. Would we be willing to be imprisoned for the truths found in Colossians 1:15-23? We all agreed we know nothing of persecution here in America — but we can come alongside those who do and encourage them with our prayers and encouragement.

Won’t you join us?

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