Month: August 2016

Open Doors - Aug 30, 2016

Young Believers Celebrate Faith

This summer, Open Doors provided five, young Catholic believers from Gaza with the opportunity to travel to Poland and participate in the “World Youth Day” event in Krakow. Over the course of this five day gathering, over three million believers celebrated their faith.

Janelle P - Aug 27, 2016

Asia Bibi: October Court Date

Asia Bibi, probably the most well-known Christian in Pakistan, has been in prison for almost seven years. Bibi will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s high court in October. This will be her last chance to avoid execution. It seems unthinkable that such a simple act can place this sister in Christ on death row. She needs our prayers…

Open Doors - Aug 25, 2016

Anonymous Texts Threaten Missionary

In Indonesia, missionary worker, Lina* spreads the gospel to those around her. However, as of late, she has been being threatened by locals. Although Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, the most predominant form of Islam is rather tolerant of other religions.

Janelle P - Aug 25, 2016

North Korean Propaganda Continues

North Korea just released its own video-on-demand services, similar to Netflix. The service is call Manbang, and it allows viewers to watch documentaries and five TV channels. North Korea has ranked #1 on the World Watch List for 14 consecutive years. While the entire nation is under the harsh rule of Kim Jong-Un, secret Christian believers face extreme persecution…

Janelle P - Aug 19, 2016

Update from Chibok Girls in Nigeria

Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, has released a new video. The video shows some of the Chibok schoolgirls that they abducted in April 2014.

Sydney Bennett - Aug 18, 2016

See You at the Pole

The best part of my job is spreading the message of the persecuted Church every single day, but I’m only one person and cannot be in more than one place at a time. In order for the message of persecuted Christians to go global, I need more people to join me in praying and sharing – I need more people like my friend Drew. Check out his story:

Janelle P - Aug 12, 2016

Can We Find Peace Within the Storm?

One person we learn about in the Bible, Paul the Apostle, saw some very high mountains and very low valleys during his lifetime. We see him originally as one of the greatest persecutors, then taken to the road to Damascus where he was saved, to the tremendous trials and persecution he faces as a Christian. These peaks and valleys are things we can relate to. These are also the times where our faith is tested the most: in plenty and in want. Is it possible to feel peace and even joy in these times?

Open Doors - Aug 12, 2016

The Power of God’s Word and Your Partnership

Bibles that YOU help provide are reaching into some of the hardest hearts! Pastor Murat lives in a Muslim-dominated area in one of the most dangerous parts of Central Asia. Many of Pastor Murat’s neighbors aren’t merely Muslims, they’re extremists.

Janelle P - Aug 10, 2016

Colombia: From Widowhood to Hope

Open Doors’ trauma recovery program for Colombian widows has helped turn around the future for 13 women in the Arauca region, where so many Christian wives and families have faced the tragic martyrdom of their husbands and fathers.

Janelle P - Aug 10, 2016

Facebook Post Lands Algerian Man in Prison

Slimani Bouhafs, an Algerian Christian, was arrested this past weekend. His imprisonment was due to a Facebook post that was considered “blasphemous”. The contents of the post are not known, however, Slimani will be serving five years in prison for this post.