Through the support of the supporters, Open Doors has been smuggling Bibles into some of the most dangerous countries around the world for over 65 years.
Kazakh authorities have charged Shanyrak Church after individual members allegedly made comments about the Muslim community. A church representative said, “This is a very serious charge with difficult, big consequences.”
It’s a sombre anniversary. Ten years ago, on Tuesday 15 March 2011, civil war broke out in Syria, wreaking havoc across the nation and increasing persecution against Christians. Within days of the incident that sparked the conflict, a baby by the name Michel was born. Now aged ten, he has grown up listening to stories of a Syria he has never known. Here we share his story, your role in it and, more broadly, the monumental support you’ve given the wider Syrian church in the last ten years.
Your generosity has enabled Christians in Central Asia to help on the frontline in battling Covid-19 – and it’s leading to remarkable opportunities to share about Jesus. Read on to find out more and your role in it.
The 2021 Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) Report, published by Open Doors International, found that COVID-19 is fuelling a growing, “hidden pandemic” of gender-based violence, abduction and trafficking towards Christian women and girls across Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.
Dear prayer warriors, again we must ask your prayer support for our persecuted sisters. It’s difficult to see how many women got in trouble across the world, because they believe in Jesus, their family and community are totally not accepting this. And even beat, abduct our beloved sisters.
Has anyone in North Korea had Covid-19? Will North Korea be getting a vaccine? How can you pray for the persecuted believers in North Korea as the pandemic continues? Here, Timothy, a North Korean escapee whose name we’ve changed to protect his identity, answers these and other questions.
After a six-month approval process, the first Christian library in Vietnam has opened its doors to the public.
The opening comes as a surprise to many as Vietnam ranked the 19th most dangerous place to be a Christian on the World Watch List 2021.
By the time Yeong Woo was 22, he had suffered greatly for his faith. He had only become a Christian several years previously, but had already been imprisoned and tortured four times after repeatedly escaping and fleeing from North Korea.