Photo: A storage location for Bible and Christian literature distribution in Central Asia

In some Central Asian countries, the Bible is banned. One group of brave Christians were trying to deliver Bibles across the border into another country. The border was highly guarded, so they had to find a place with no watchtowers. They eventually found a gap with a path across.

For two months they were able to take Bibles into that country – until, one day, they were caught by border patrol.

“How did you enter the country?” the soldiers asked. “Where are you from? How did you get here?” The believers pointed to the path.

“No, you cannot have come that way,” said the guards. “That’s a minefield.”

For two months they had been walking through a minefield to deliver Bibles! The guards let them go. They said:

“If Allah has protected you, we cannot imprison you.”

Children’s Bibles that are distributed in Central Asia


70 years of atheism during the Soviet era has left a deep impact on many Central Asian countries, they are staunchly secular and keep all religion under tight control.

In cooperation with local partners and churches, Open Doors supports the persecuted church in Central Asia through:

  • Literature distribution
  • Biblical and vocational training
  • Socio-economic development
  • Women’s ministry
  • Medical ministry

Open Doors’ goal is to “strengthen what remains and is about to die” (Rev 3:2). Your PRAYER and DONATION is valuable to our persecuted brothers and sisters.