(NOTE: When writing, please do not state anything negative about their government.)
We also invite you to personalize your letter with a postcard or family photo. Attractive Christian greeting cards are especially cherished.
Christian prisoners are generally not allowed to write letters or cannot afford to mail them. However, it is possible that you will receive a reply from family members, attorneys, or other acquaintances of the prisoner to whom you write. It is not uncommon for those living in restricted nations to write to people in the West asking for financial assistance or help to leave their country. Present Truth Ministries does not recommend sending money directly to anyone inside a restricted nation.We DO NOT encourage individuals to send funds directly to those claiming to represent the imprisoned Christians. Through Present Truth Ministries fund, we are able to provide assistance to these Christians in an appropriate manner.Letters sent to Christian prisoners are occasionally returned unopened. Sometimes, authorities refuse to give a prisoner their mail in order to make them feel isolated. In other cases, the prisoner may have been moved to a different camp and their mail is not forwarded. Keep writing. Don’t be discouraged! Your letters are significant. They are a quiet and loving gift to your brothers and sisters. You will rejoice together when we meet in Heaven.
Never mention the name of the source of your information or the name of any organization such as Present Truth Ministries. It is not dangerous for a prisoner to receive letters from individuals, but if an organization is mentioned they may be accused of links with ‘foreign organizations’ and receive harsher sentences.
Please do not send the letters to Present Truth Ministries for mailing. The letters are more effective when the officials see persons have sent them from many different parts of the world. Your local post office can help you with the required postage.
Occasionally someone else may respond to your letter and request money from you. Please be assured that Present Truth Ministries is providing assistance to the families of prisoners. If you receive such a letter you may forward a copy to Present Truth Ministries at PO Box 34, Hopkins, MN 55343, USA