Frequently Asked Questions

What type of organisation is Open Doors?

Open Doors is a Christian ministry, providing Bibles, training, and practical helps to strengthen the persecuted church.

Is Open Doors connected to Brother Andrew?

Yes. Open Doors was set up by Brother Andrew in 1955. That was when he began smuggling Bibles into Eastern European countries that were part of the Communist bloc then. 

Has the ministry of Open Doors changed in any way since 1955?

Our ministry started off smuggling Bibles to countries in the Communist bloc. Since then, in response to the varying needs of persecuted Christians all over the world, we have expanded our ministry into three main categories: providing Bibles and Christian resources, training, and practical help. 

How does Open Doors work in affected areas?

We work through local partners, churches, and believers to serve the persecuted church in over 60 countries. We build long-term relationships with the locals who advise us on the needs of the believers as they know their own communities the best. We will also assess if the local church needs to be strengthened, and whether or not the gospel is shared.

Which countries are Open Doors active in?

We are actively serving persecuted Christians in over 60 countries. At the same time, we also have offices in more than 20 countries to be a voice for the persecuted church.

Where are Christians most persecuted?

Every year, Open Doors publishes the World Watch List, a ranking of 50 countries where it is the most dangerous to follow Jesus. 

Does Open Doors work with other Christian organisations?

We believe that we have a specific role in the kingdom of God, and in order to accomplish our mission, working in cooperation with churches and other Christian organisation is a must. 

Does Open Doors belong to a particular denomination?

No. We are a para-church organisation. We define Christians as anyone who professes the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Where does Open Doors get its funding?

Almost all of our funds are received from the donation of churches and individuals. God uses His people to support His people.

Are donations given to Open Doors tax deductible?

Open Doors Hong Kong Limited is a tax-exempt charity (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance).  Accumulated donations of HK$100 and above are tax deductible with a receipt in Hong Kong.