2023 | Issue 3
For young Christians in North Africa and the Middle East, freedom, safety, and security are often unattainable.
They don’t have opportunities, the economic situation is desperate, and they face persecution and opposition every day because of their faith.
They want to leave the region and they feel forgotten by the worldwide church.
But it is crucial to help Christians stay in the Middle East! Together, we can help the church raise up leaders passionate for God, eagerly pursuing justice, and filled with hope that lasts.
2023 | Issue 2
The level of violence in sub- Saharan Africa is truly deplorable. Every year, thousands of Christians are killed for their faith by Islamic militants. Thousands more lose their homes, their land, and their livelihoods. That is why Ayuba’s story of forgiveness, healing and restoration is so important and powerful.
Our brothers and sisters in sub- Saharan Africa are calling for the global church to join them in standing up to extreme violence. Will you answer their call?
2023 | Issue 1
Globally, millions of Jesus’ followers face extreme persecution, but it doesn’t change the fact that they are extremely loved by our heavenly Father. This is the love that overflows from Rebecca for the women she meets. This is the love Open Doors seeks to continue to show the persecuted church. And this is the love that you exemplify each time you remember them in your prayers and support.
Open Doors' founder, Brother Andrew, passed away on 27 September 2022. Even as we mourn his passing, we celebrate the life he lived and want to remember the legacy he has left behind. In this special edition magazine, read of Brother Andrew's road to faith in Christ and how God called him to serve persecuted Christians.
2022 | Issue 3
When Islamist extremists set out to eradicate the church in the Middle East, your support kept hope alive. An outpouring of support, prayer and advocacy meant the church survived. Thank you. But today, believers face economic collapse – and extremism remains.
Open Doors has a vision to make every local church in Syria and Iraq a Centre of Hope. With Centres of Hope right across Syria and Iraq, hope will last.
2022 | Issue 2
In this issue of the Open Doors Magazine, you will find the story of Ruslan* from Central Asia, a courageous brother who regularly ‘invites’ persecution each time he welcomes into his home those we call secret believers – new converts and believers living in isolation because of their faith in Jesus.
Because of your prayers and support, Open Doors is able to equip and support such ‘secret ministries’ for our dear secret believers.
2022 | Issue 1
Afghanistan has drawn the world’s attention to the vulnerability of Christians who share our faith but not our freedom. Christians like Zabi, whose life and hope hangs by a thread. She told us: “You are a strand of hope to me. There’s a chance I may live.”
Persecution has been growing alarmingly around the world. Your long-term gifts and prayers are vital for the survival of the church.
Stand with isolated Christians in the most dangerous countries to follow Jesus.
2021 | Issue 4
The past is filled with destruction, the future uncertain. So where is the hope for Syria and Iraq? Anwar, rebellious son of a sheikh, found new life in Jesus. He found a new start at a Centre of Hope, the church at the heart of his community in Syria.
2021 | Issue 3
Violent persecution has continued in India despite the Covid pandemic. Extremists have made it their goal to wipe out Christians in India by the end of 2021, using lies to stir up hatred and violence. Your support could help the Indian church survive – against violence, persecution and loss of livelihood through Covid.
2021 | Issue 2
Miracles, dreams and TV shows are bringing Muslims in the Middle East to Christ. The church is growing, but the threat of rejection, violence and imprisonment is rising. These believers need their worldwide family to stand alongside them.
2021 | Issue 1
Since 2002, North Korea has been the most dangerous place in the world to follow Jesus, according to extensive World Watch List research. Open Doors’ secret networks run safe house for Christians who flee from North Korea. The underground church in North Korea could not survive without our long term support. Your ongoing prayers and generous giving show secret believers they are not forgotten.