Month: January 2015

Janelle P - Jan 30, 2015

Remembering Iraqi Christians in the New Year

Most of Iraq’s Christians spent Christmas in tents or unfinished buildings that are now their homes, neither of which provide adequate protection from the freezing cold of winter. Many are in dire need of jackets and clothing. This cold can pose as big a danger as IS militants do.

Janelle P - Jan 26, 2015

The Persecuted Church Responds to Terror in Paris

Just before the Kouachi brothers unleashed their shooting spree in a Paris publishing office, Boko Haram attacked the Nigerian town of Baga and terrorized and killed at least 150 people.  Some witnesses say there may have been as many as 2000 victims, many of whom drowned while fleeing a more horrific fate at the hands of radical Islamic jihadists.

Janelle P - Jan 23, 2015

Open Doors Fortify: Students Strengthening the Persecuted Church

Open Doors Fortify: We are a community responding to the cry of the Persecuted Church.  We are a voice united in telling their story and standing with them through prayer and advocacy. I am excited to have the opportunity to be sharing with you about Open Doors Fortify and what God has been doing through students as they are impacted by the stories of their brothers and sisters living under persecution.

Janelle P - Jan 19, 2015

A Modern Day Paul in Iran

Before he became a believer Paul, who we know from the Bible, dragged Christians out of their houses to put them in prison. Taher* from Iran was no better: he even threatened to kill his own family because they became Christians.

Janelle P - Jan 14, 2015

Interview: Pastor from Behind the Iron Curtain

When Brother Andrew started the ministry of Open Doors in 1955, he had a heart specifically for those behind the Iron Curtain.

Janelle P - Jan 13, 2015

Jesus Providing Spiritual Insight to the Blind

His name is Ronald, a typical name for Indonesians. He comes from a strong Muslim family from the Makassarese ethnic group. To them, Islam is their identity.

Open Doors - Jan 07, 2015

The 2015 World Watch List UNVEILED


Open Doors - Jan 07, 2015

How Your Gifts Are Being Used

With 2014 being the worst year of Christian persecution in recent history, the need to help persecuted believers around the world has greatly increased. But your support helped meet the needs of these Christians– both those whose stories made the news and those who did not.

Janelle P - Jan 06, 2015

Top 3 Expectations for the 2015 World Watch List

What to expect for the 2015 World Watch List launch tomorrow:

Open Doors - Jan 06, 2015

How Persecuted Christians Changed My Life

In a culture where trivialization consumes our time, energy and even our souls, we are all looking for real, tangible ways that we can emulate Jesus. In Matthew 25:35-40 and 42-45, Jesus confronts us with the truth that “What you do for the least of these you do for me.”