How Your Support Changes Lives
Open Doors works in over 50 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.
DISTRIBUTING BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN RESOURCES
...so that persecuted believers can be nourished with God's Word
Open Doors satisfies their hunger for God's Word through writing, translating, printing and distributing a wide range of children's Bibles, MP3 Bibles and discipleship literature. Last year, Open Doors distributed over 2.5 million Bibles, books and Christian resources. READ MORE
TRAINING CHRISTIANS AND CHURCH LEADERS
...so that they can stand strong for Jesus.
Few leaders in the persecuted church have had any theological education. Open Doors offers leadership and discipleship training to help believers to grow in their faith. Open Doors trained over 1 million Christians facing persecution and discrimination last year. READ MORE
SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND DISASTER
...so that they can live independent, fulfilled lives.
Persecution often means that families lose their breadwinner to imprisonment or death; violence forces them to flee or lose their livelihoods; discrimination makes employment difficult. Last year, 879,000 persecuted Christians received relief aid, livelihood support and community development projects. READ MORE
BRINGING HOPE TO THE MIDDLE EAST
Supporters in the UK and Ireland gave an incredible £2.95 million last year our persecuted family in Iraq and Syria with vital aid and long-term projects. So far, people from around 100 countries have signed the global petition supporting Christians in the Middle East. Have you? READ MORE
SUPPORTING THE SECRET CHILDREN
... to give them protection, provision and a Christian education.
Thanks to supporters who give and pray regularly for children, Open Doors continues to offer practical help and care to thousands of children who are bullied, displaced or even orphaned, just because they are Christian.
SPEAKING OUT IN ADVOCACY
...so that the voice of the persecuted church can be heard.
The UK Advocacy team takes every opportunity to highlight the persecution of Christians around the world. In 2016 Open Doors launched three parliamentary reports and a global seven-year campaign. The World Watch List 2016 report launch was attended by over 100 MPs - more than ever before. READ MORE
Mobilising the church in the UK and Ireland
...so that persecuted Christians get the support they need.
Christian networks and Churches in the UK and Ireland are engaging with Open Doors' ministry more than ever before. Many churches chose to deepen their connections with their persecuted family by becoming Partner Churches.
Raising awareness and encouraging prayer
...so that persecuted Christians know they are not forgotten.
Tens of thousands signed the global petition last year and at least 37,500 people prayed regularly for the persecuted church using Open Doors resources. The secular and Christian press also gave significant coverage to the rise of persecution. READ MORE
Preparing the next generation of supporters
...so that persecuted Christians can be hopeful about the future
Over 4,500 young people engaged with the Hope for the Middle East campaign at summer festivals last year. Hundreds of youth groups got involved in BLACKOUT, a 48-hour social media fast, raising prayer, awareness and money to support Christians silenced for their faith. READ MORE
It's the gifts of thousands of supporters that makes it possible to strengthen the persecuted church worldwide. Here's how money given to Open Doors was spent in 2016. READ MORE