Month: May 2016

Brianna Nishie - May 25, 2016

Online Campaign Helps Christian Families In The Middle East

On May 15, an online campaign started in the Middle East. Its goal is to support Christian parents raising their children with biblical values. The campaigns runs until the end of May through several Arabic websites and social media platforms. “Christians are a minority all over the Middle East… Growing up, almost everywhere they go, […]

Brianna Nishie - May 25, 2016

Central Asia: Christian Faces Pressure For His Faith

Within a village in Central Asia, Brother Abdul faces a great dilemma. He is under pressure from local villagers, who constantly pressure him to renounce his Christian faith. A group of young Muslims recently intruded his home and tried threatening him into renouncing his faith. He was told that he would “regret it” if he […]

Brianna Nishie - May 21, 2016

A Mother’s Difficult Decision

A few nights ago, an Open Doors fieldworker and his wife had a long talk with a mother from Central Asia. The mother is married to a local house pastor. They have a 6-year-old son, who can be described as joyful, with a passion to sing–loudly. Typically, parents would love for their child to behave […]

Kate Yates - May 19, 2016

What I Have Learned from the Persecuted Church

This month marks 13 years that I have worked with the ministry of Open Doors. In that time my faith has been greatly impacted by our brothers and sisters living under persecution. Each time I am asked to share about our ministry and the persecuted Christians we serve, there are three points I share without […]

Brianna Nishie - May 19, 2016

Child Raising Seminar Held This Week in Central Asia

This week, May 16 – 20, a seminar will be held in Central Asia covering the topic of raising children within the context of Christianity. Within the Central Asian culture, grandparents (more specifically grandmothers) play a major role in raising children, so both parents and grandparents are expected to attend. Around 10 parents and grandmothers […]

Brianna Nishie - May 18, 2016

Two Men Arrested for Transporting Bibles

Please pray for Hian and Phung in Laos. While transporting Bibles last Saturday, they were apprehended by Vietnamese authorities. The police confiscated their motorcycles, which were provided by Open Doors, and sent them to jail in Southern Laos. Vietnam is number 20 on the Open Doors World Watch List, and one of the five remaining […]

Brianna Nishie - May 18, 2016

Two Men Arrested for Transporting Hymnals

Please pray for Hian and Phung in Laos. While transporting hymnals last Saturday, they were apprehended by Vietnamese authorities. The police confiscated their motorcycles, which had been provided by Open Doors, and sent them to jail in Southern Laos. Vietnam is number 20 on the Open Doors World Watch List, and one of the five […]

Open Doors - May 12, 2016

REPORT: PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIAN REFUGEES IN GERMANY

An in-depth report revealing how some Christian refugees are being persecuted in German refugee camps. 

Open Doors - May 09, 2016

Pastor In Need Of Prayer As He Recovers From Violent Attack

An unconscious Michael was taken to a clinic with deep lacerations to his head and hand.

Open Doors - May 04, 2016

Freedom to Choose in Malaysia?

Sarawak is the only state in Malaysia that currently allows anyone to convert from Islam. If the court decides to reverse Rooney Rebit’s case, they will essentially be outlawing anyone in Malaysia from converting to Christianity.