By God's grace, Open Doors UK and Ireland has seen extraordinary and sustained growth in the last five years, as more and more people have committed to pray regularly, give sacrificially and speak out passionately for their persecuted family.
It's a joy to see how God is using such faithful support not only to keep the church alive, but to enable persecuted Christians to thrive, and to shine the light of Christ in some of the most hostile places on earth. Across Africa and Asia, persecution is increasing. In Iraq and Syria, hope hangs by a thread. Yet the prayerful generosity of Open Doors supporters is literally keeping people alive and giving them fresh hope for the future.
Every prayer, gift, letter, signature truly makes a difference to God's people. Indian believer Sohan Singh, who was beaten, falsely accused and imprisoned for being a Christian, says: "I give thanks for your organisation for your help. You have strengthened the persecuted people and shown them you are standing with them."
HOW FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS CHANGED LIVES IN 2016
PROVIDING BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE
Open Doors UK and Ireland devoted over £1 million to the provision of Bibles, books and other Christian resources to equip and strengthen persecuted Christians. A large proportion of this funded provision of Bibles to the Middle East and North Africa. Find out more...
TRAINING FOR LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, over £2.2 million was given to theological and discipleship training programmes, Sunday school teacher training and trauma counselling. Find out more...
SUSTAINING LIVES, SUPPORTING LIVELIHOODS
Nearly £4 million was given to community development, livelihood training and relief projects. An incredible £2.95 million of this was used to provide vital aid and longterm support for displaced Christian families in Iraq and Syria. Find out more...
SPEAKING OUT IN ADVOCACY
A further £600,000 provided advocacy services, including legal support and training for persecuted believers. In the UK and Ireland, the Open Doors Advocacy team focused on speaking to people of influence and mobilising public campaigning. Over 187 MPs engaged with the work of Open Doors in Parliament last year. Find out more...
Charity Commission website
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