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.
Four children under ten years old in India have been left as orphans after their mother died of a throat infection. They had previously been rejected from their extended family and banished from their rural village because of their faith in Jesus.
The generosity of Open Doors supporters has enabled local partners to deliver emergency aid to 163,000 Christians in over 10 countries across Asia. The country that received the biggest share of relief was India, with 76,000 individuals (some 14,750 families) helped.