Category: Women and Children Advancement

Brianna Nishie - Feb 07, 2017

Women Are Survivors In Syria

In war-ravaged Syria, isolation is more harmful than bullets or bombs. Men are dying or fleeing at an astonishing rate, leaving families with the daily realities of a new country. The women left behind are navigating a new world. They are caretakers for children, the elderly, and providers of food and shelter. These new roles […]

Janelle P - Jan 04, 2017

What Is It Like to Serve North Korean Refugee Women in China?

Hwa-Young talks about her ministry among North Korean, trafficked women who hide in China.

Open Doors - Dec 09, 2016

Believer Shares the Gospel After Attending an Open Doors Training

Sister Raikhan* dreamed of being an evangelist, but she had no idea where to start. She lacked confidence and was recently fired from her job. Raikhan also knew that if she talked about Christ openly, she could be stopped by the police and fined. In her country, a person could be detained by the police for distributing Bibles and pamphlets with religious content.

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.

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 […]

Open Doors - Apr 13, 2016

Until We Find Our Way Back

For years following Pastor Naigzhi’s arrest in 2004, his wife Awet* and their three children waited patiently for his release. But everything changed in 2013, when Awet received credible information that the government wanted to arrest her and the children.

Brett Tarbell - Jun 16, 2015

Children in Colombia Learning True Religion

We recently interviewed some Colombia Children’s Center alumni who are excited to tell you about God’s redemptive work in their lives. Their stories are rough, but magnify the sovereignty of Christ beautifully.After hearing from just a few alumni, it is clear that they all – formerly without perspective, traumatized and fearful – have grown into self-confident young adults. They courageously urge others to follow Jesus and pray that the Open Doors Children’s Center will become a training ground for many other Christian children.

Janelle P - Apr 23, 2015

Persecution Around the World: Stories from Mexico, Kazakhstan and Syria

Release of a Mexican prisoner, Kazakh pastor spreads the gospel while in prison and a beautiful Syrian baby is the tragic victim of civil war.

Open Doors - Oct 21, 2014

10 Things You Should Know About Asia Bibi: Christian Woman Sentenced To Death in Pakistan

Ashiq Masih, husband of Asia , and their two daughters in a 2010 photo By now, you have surely heard of the Pakistani Christian woman who is the first to be sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. You may be trying to make sense of the case, and determine what this believer is going […]

Open Doors - Oct 07, 2014

Open Doors in Lebanon: Empowering Local Believers

Kristin Wright, Open Doors Advocacy Director, was recently in Lebanon, visiting believers that have become refugees due to the extreme persecution of the Islamic extremist group ISIS. In this video, she shares about her experience with Open Doors projects on the ground in Lebanon. Due to the growing number of refugees that are fleeing from […]