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18 April 2023

Blessed are the risk-takers

A powerful new video performed by Joshua Luke Smith, brings to life the courageous faith of those who risk everything to follow Jesus. 

'Blessed are the risk-takers,
The rebels and the rule-breakers…'

This is a new spoken-word piece, using words from the opening of the 2023 World Watch List Top 50 and performed by Christian artist Joshua Luke Smith. 

Over 360 million Christians face high to extreme levels of persecution for their faith. That's 1 in 7 Christians around the world risking everything to follow Christ. This piece brings to life some of the situations they face.

Please note: the film contains footage of real persecution and re-enacted scenes of persecution based on true stories.


The piece uses a prayer poem written for the Open Doors 2023 World Watch List Top 50, the comprehensive handbook to the Top 50 countries where Christians risk everything to follow Christ. It also includes information and prayer points for each of the 50 countries as well as specific written prayers for different types of persecuted Christian Information on key global trends in the persecution of Christians. Order your free copy today.

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