Seojun*, now a pastor in South Korea, was a refugee from North Korea. He became emotional as he recalled the hardship during North Korea’s “Great Famine” in the 1990s. Recently, the United Nations published a report indicating about 40% of North Korea’s population (25.8 million) are starving. Alarmingly, they could now be facing the same situations that Seojun went through.
Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, believers have intensified their prayers and drawn immense strength from the Bible. Shwe Shwe* is a Christian worker in Myanmar working with children and youths. She shares her struggle in ministering in this situation.
A wave of violence against Christians is breaking across Nigeria’s Middle Belt. Your support is helping pastors like Jeremiah* to provide persecuted believers with food, money to rebuild and trauma care. “When we go to sleep at night, we are never sure whether we will...
Around 7:30 AM, in the village of Kalimago, five men were seen and identified as members of the terrorist group East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT). Word was spread around the village and an alarm raised. Nevertheless, when a task force combed through the area later, they found four victims that had been beheaded.
Sister Ruth is a trainer for women’s discipleship training, a partner of OD ministries in Myanmar. She shares her experience and hopes for the future. “As I read the Bible, all the Bible passages have become so meaningful to me. But among them, one passage that always keeps me alive and that I rely on is Isaiah 26:3-4.”
This Mother’s Day, Ayaan from Kenya shares her prayer for all mothers around the world. Her business was destroyed by neighbours who hated her Christian faith – but Ayaan has seen God’s faithfulness.
Tchibwabwa, 23, is from the East of DRC. A Christian friend would often invite her to church, and although Tchibwabwa wanted to go, she knew she was closely watched by her father. He was entrusted to monitor Muslim youths in their neighbourhood.
Several Indian states have passed new anti-conversion laws. These laws are being used to accuse and target religious minorities, including Christians. Those convicted can receive a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Since the military coup on 1 February, Myanmar has been thrust into grave social and political unrest, resulting in violence, disruption and more than 700 deaths. Churches have been raided and believers have lost not only livelihoods but loved ones. As tensions continue to escalate, Open Doors invites the global family of Christ to intercede for the country for the month of May through a prayer campaign.