Open Doors

 

Open Doors exists to strengthen the church to be the church in the most hostile places.

In over 50 countries, Open Doors is supplying Bibles, training church leaders, delivering Scripture-based literacy programmes and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors strives to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.
PROVIDING BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN LITERATUREar14bibles1
Persecuted believers are hungry for Bibles and Christian literature. Open Doors works to meet this need through writing, translating, printing and distributing a wide range of items in various languages, including Children's Bibles, MP3 Bibles and discipleship literature.

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YOU ENABLE US TO DELIVER 2,355,250 BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN MATERIALS A YEAR, WHICH AVERAGES OUT AT 270 ITEMS EVERY HOUR.
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TRAINING FOR LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP
Few leaders in the persecuted church have had any theological education. Open Doors offers training in effective church leadership and discipling others, all in the context of helping believers grow in their faith and understanding, and stand strong through the storm of persecution.

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SUSTAINING LIVES, SUPPORTING LIVELIHOODS
Persecution means that families lose their breadwinner to imprisonment or death; violence forces them to flee or lose their livelihoods; discrimination makes employment difficult. Open Doors brings practical support to families, to widows, to orphans, to the victims of violence or natural disaster.

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YOU HELP US SERVE APPROXIMATELY 257,387 PEOPLE THROUGH 1,000 DIFFERENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS A YEAR.
 
SPEAKING OUT IN ADVOCACY
Open Doors comes alongside to help persecuted believers, as individuals and as a group, by providing various kinds of legal support, and seeking positive policy change through private diplomacy and public campaigning, prompting Christians in the UK and Ireland to write, petition and email people of power: MPs, Ministers, Ambassadors and foreign governments.

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OVER 57,000 NEW PEOPLE JOINED THE ADVENTURE OF JOURNEYING WITH THE PERSECUTED IN 2013
ar14advocacy1RAISING AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGING PRAYER
Publications and resources - printed and electronic - are produced for Christians in the UK and Ireland, alerting them to the needs of the persecuted church and providing specific information to encourage prayerful involvement. 

18,000 NEW PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO PRAY REGULARLY FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH IN 2013
 
ENGAGING AND MOBILISING THE CHURCH

In the UK and Ireland a programme of personal engagement and communication through regional and head office staff, and supported and resourced volunteers in churches and at Christian events, is designed to initiate and deepen active concern for the persecuted church. 
IN 2013 OPEN DOORS UK AND IRELAND PROVIDED REGULAR ONGOING SUPPORT AND PRAYER FOR MORE THAN 2,295 CHILDREN

"WE DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND HAVE NEVER SEEN YOUR FACES, BUT YOUR SUPPORT IS OUR STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT."

- NORTH KOREAN CHURCH LEADER


All content has been taken from the Open Doors Website, more infomation about Open Doors and the persecuted church available at www.opendoorsuk.org