International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

November 15, 2020

The Syrian Church has faced war, persecution - now pandemic.



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For more than 60 years, Open Doors has served and supported persecuted Christians all over the world, so that they can stand strong in their faith, and be witnesses for Christ.


Susanna Koh keeps Christmas all year round in honour of missing husband

It’s been nearly four years since Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted in broad daylight by Malaysian secret police. But his wife, Susanna, has not given up hope. She and her family are continuing to search for answers about her husband’s abduction.

10 Prayer Points for Iraq – Hope for the Middle East

Nothing stops the church. Not war, not persecution. Not even the Covid-19 pandemic. But none of this is possible without prayer or the support of the worldwide Christian family. These are 10 prayer points to help you understand and pray for Iraq.

3 Ways Covid-19 Impacted the Church

For some churches, COVID-19 has brought countless unexpected blessings. But for others, the suffering still lingers. Amidst the pain, uncertainty and even the unforeseen opportunities, this is how COVID-19 is impacting the persecuted church.

Nisreen came for food, and left with Jesus

Like many Syrians, Nisreen’s family were facing a great deal of financial difficulty even before the pandemic. Almost a decade of conflict has made the economy extremely unstable, and many Syrians face poverty. She came to Pastor George’s Centre of Hope looking for food.

Jina and Apo: “We feel better and safer every time we pray”

Seven years ago, Rober was kidnapped for his faith whilst travelling on a bus. He remains missing and life continues to be very difficult for his wife Jina and son Apo. Alongside the awful uncertainty of whether Rober is still alive are the challenges of living in a country beset by ongoing conflict and, more recently, Covid-19.

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