03 06 Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

March 7, 2014 by Open Doors

Afghanistan: Radio Programs Impacting Lives

Penetrating Afghanistan with the gospel is very difficult. A secret church exists, but no one knows exactly how big it is. Contacting Christians and helping them is extremely challenging in Afghanistan, ranked No. 5 on the Open Doors 2014 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians. This is one of the reasons why Open Doors supports partner organizations, enabling them to broadcast Christian radio programs and follow up by phone. God uses these programs to transform people and bring them closer to Him. Below is one example:


Saif (not his real name) has a remarkable tale to tell. Like every good story it begins with a shocking event that turns the world of the main character upside down. Surprisingly, that moment was not when he first tuned into the Christian radio program and heard the gospel. It wasn’t even when he received a New Testament, or the Injil in Arabic, from his friend. The moment was when he brought the Injil to his house.

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