Discover the top 50 countries where it's most difficult and dangerous to follow Jesus.
More Christians are suffering for their faith than any other time in history. Millions of believers live in places where they are oppressed, imprisoned, discriminated against and even violently attacked—all because they believe in Jesus.
But you can help! From where you are, with whatever time and resources you have, you can provide encouragement and vital support to God’s family living where it’s difficult to serve Jesus. We invite you to take a step in faith, trusting God will work through your action to help His people stand strong in the midst of suffering—and that His hope will give them peace and joy.
Prayer in the number one thing asked for by Christians living where it’s difficult to follow Jesus. And it’s something any of us can do, in any place and at any time! We regularly update our prayer page with new requests from believers around the world, and you can post your prayers on our special Prayer Walls. Finally, download our Prayer App and get breaking prayer needs delivered right to your mobile device.
If you have a little (or a lot!) of time to give, consider volunteering with Open Doors. We have opportunities for a variety of gifts and talents. If you love to use your social media pages to advocate for your brothers and sisters, you can be a Social Influencer. If you’d like to help your church get more involved with serving persecuted Christians, become a Connector! These and other volunteer opportunities can deeply connect you to God’s family.
Write a letter
Open Doors offers opportunities like letter-writing campaigns and encouragement walls so that we can let these brothers and sisters in Christ know that they are not alone. We would be so grateful if you would take a minute to write a brief message of encouragement to a persecuted believer today.
In the United States, each of us given a voice to speak for change—but it’s up to us to use it. On our advocacy page, you’ll learn how you can use that power to speak up to officials and authorities, in the United States and around the world, on behalf of Christians being targeted for their faith. You’ll get up-to-date information about how to make your voice heard, and be invited into deeper calls for God’s justice.
You can also support the work to strengthen God’s family around the world by giving to the ministry of Open Doors. Your gift, no matter how small or how large, is a tangible way to stand with your brothers and sisters—to remind them they aren’t alone! Christians who suffer for their faith are constantly expressing joy and thankfulness for your gifts and support, and it’s a powerful way to live out the reality of the Church.