SANTA ANA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2012) – In 1 Corinthians 12:20, Paul writes: “As it is, there are many parts, but one body.”
This verse is the inspiration behind a new contest which Open Doors USA has launched called ‘One Body- Many Gifts.’
Open Doors is encouraging Christians to use their artistic gifts in the One Body-Many Gifts online competition to show the world that they are One With Them. One With Them is a campaign which encourages Christians to stand in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Christ who share their faith, but not their freedom.
“We are excited to see the different and creative ways in which free Christians express their unity with persecuted believers,” says Open Doors USA President/CEO Dr. Carl Moeller. “I urge all Christians to take part in the unique contest to show that they are One With Them.”
Christians can enter written, video or other artistic material at http://www.OneWithThem.com/contest. Other users will vote on their favorite entries. The top three submissions will win prizes for the work they submit. The grand prize is an opportunity to go on a top-secret overseas trip to meet persecuted Christians.
Another way that Christians can stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians is by ordering One With Them wristbands. These silicone wristbands, which look like barbed wire, come in two sizes; regular (20cm) and large (22cm). They cost $2 each and can be ordered at http://www.OneWithThem.com.
“Whether you join the contest, order a wristband, advocate or pray for persecuted Christians, I thank you for using the gifts that God has equipped you with to support the body of Christ around the world,” says Moeller.
An estimated 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Christ, with millions more facing discrimination and alienation. Open Doors supports and strengthens believers in the world’s most difficult areas through Bible and Christian literature distribution, leadership training and assistance, Christian community development, prayer and presence ministry and advocacy on behalf of suffering believers. To partner with Open Doors USA, call toll free at 888-5-BIBLE-5 (888-524-2535) or go to our Website at www.OpenDoorsUSA.org.
(For more information or to set up an interview, contact Jerry Dykstra at 616-915-4117 or email [email protected])