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Sep/Oct 2023

What’s it like to be watched all the time? Not just by CCTV cameras – but online, too. In the latest magazine, you can meet Ming (name changed) from China and learn about the new frontier of oppression facing Christians: digital persecution.

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Previous Issues

A forgotten generation? You can show Christians in the Middle East and North Africa that they’re not abandoned.

Baher (name changed) is a young Christian in Egypt who had to work in a dangerous quarry – it’s the only job offered to Christians in his community. After two tragedies, he felt completely hopeless. But God is using Open Doors local partners to change his perspective. Discover his story in the latest magazine – where you’ll also find the Annual Review for 2022.

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Escalating violence in sub-Saharan Africa: Ayuba’s story of grief and forgiveness

Ayuba* in Nigeria was only 20 when his father was killed by Islamic militants. He vowed revenge – but, after receiving trauma care from Open Doors local partners, chose to forgive the man who’d betrayed his father. You can help courageous Christians like Ayuba stand up to violent persecution – found out how in the latest magazine.

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Risking everything for North Korean refugees: Read Rebecca’s secret diary

Rebecca (name changed) is an Open Doors underground fieldworker who takes extraordinary risks to support North Korean refugees through networks in China. In the latest magazine, you can read her secret diary – discovering the dangers she faces, and the transformations she sees.

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Hope at Christmas: You can show persecuted children that they’re family.

Valentina (15) in Colombia is vulnerable to guerrilla gangs and threats from indigenous groups – because her dad is a church leader. She is one of hundreds of thousands of Christian children around the world who face persecution for their faith. This Christmas, meet Valentina and hear her story – as well as many other children from different countries.

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A church filled with hope: How Christians in Nigeria are finding joy despite violence

Pastor Edward is an Open Doors partner in Syria – he’s run a Centre of Hope for years, serving and encouraging the local community. Right now, he explains, the economic situation is worse than ever for the persecuted church. “For the first time in our country, the middle class is now close to starvation.” In this magazine, you can read his story – and see how he is making hope last in the Middle East.

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