Category: Supporter Stories

Lindy Lowry - May 31, 2019

A Voice for the Persecuted Church—Is It You?

When Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew returned from his first visit behind the Iron Curtain in July 1955, he hadn’t been home a week before the invitations began to come in. “Churches, clubs, civic groups, schools; everybody wanted to know about life behind the Iron Curtain,” he shares in God’s Smuggler. He goes on to […]

Lindy Lowry - Mar 25, 2019

A Vital Awakening–Arizona Church Leads a Vision for the Persecuted Church

Above: To deepen their faith, Christian women in Myanmar gather for a “Women of Worth” training supported by Open Doors. Arizona church answers the biblical call to strengthen the worldwide church“I realized that as the Church, we have an obligation to our Christian brothers and sisters—and not just the ones we can see face-to-face.” For […]

Open Doors - Oct 09, 2018

A Wakeup Call to the American Church–Via Little Rock, Arkansas

How God is using a church in Little Rock, Arkansas, to send a wakeup call to U.S. Christians to pray for and encourage our persecuted family around the world.

Dean Walker - Jul 09, 2018

How Malaysia and North Korea Inspire Us to Pray Impossible Prayers

Recent events in Malaysia and North Korea inspire us to continue to fervently pray, especially when it seems as if we’re praying impossible prayers.

Lindy Lowry - May 14, 2018

8 Ways You Can Be a Voice for the Persecuted Church

Did you know that: Every day, one in 12 Christians in the world experiences high, very high, or extreme persecution for following Jesus. Every month, 66 churches are attacked, burned or vandalized. Each day, six Christian women are raped, sexually harassed or forced into marriage. Every month, 2,800 Christians are forced to leave their home […]

Lindy Lowry - Mar 16, 2018

From Supporter to Connector–Investing in Eternity Matters

Diane is one of 200-plus Open Doors Connectors who use their gifts and volunteer their time, energies and creativity to help Open Doors make the persecuted church unavoidable to the American Church.

Sarah Cunningham - Feb 16, 2018

Looking for a Topic for Your Small Group or Church to Study? This Is Free.

Ripple Effect is a free interactive study that helps individuals and groups discover how they can take actions that create a “ripple effect” of support for the persecuted Church.

Sarah Cunningham - Feb 02, 2018

Send a Love Letter to a Persecuted Christian this Valentines Day

Open Doors invites readers to pause for just a few minutes to write a brief message of love and encouragement. Your card or letter will be delivered to persecuted Christians living in dangerous regions throughout our world.

Sarah Cunningham - Dec 28, 2017

Supporter Describes How Travels Helped Him Understand Persecution

Open Doors supporter, Mike McElroy, wrote in to tell us about how God laid North Korea on his heart while living in China and visiting North Korea. We always welcome stories about how God is moving in the lives of our readers.

Sarah Cunningham - Dec 12, 2017

Liberty Student Explores Open Doors for Honors Project on Ministry Writing

“I figured that if I was going to spend many years of my life working, ideally I would also want the work itself to contribute to God’s pursuits,” said Valerie Pors, senior at Liberty University.