By God's grace, Open Doors UK and Ireland has seen extraordinary and sustained growth in the last six years, as more and more people have committed to pray regularly, give sacrificially and speak out passionately for their persecuted family. Thank you for your faithful support in keeping God's church alive and strong – we know that for many this has involved personal sacrifice and we are deeply grateful for your partnership.
As persecution increases, the challenge of meeting needs increases, too; but we thank God for a year of steady growth of prayer and provision across the UK and Ireland.
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 2017
PROVIDING BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE
Open Doors UK and Ireland funded £907,878 to provide Bibles, books and other Christian resources to equip and strengthen persecuted Christians. A large proportion of this provided Bibles within countries in Asia and the Middle East. Find out more...
TRAINING FOR LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP
Thanks to the generosity of supporters, over £2.6 million was given to provide theological training in leadership and discipleship training programmes, Sunday school teacher training and trauma counselling. Find out more...
SUSTAINING LIVES, SUPPORTING LIVELIHOODS
Over £3.5 million was given to community development, livelihood training and relief projects in 2017. Find out more...
SPEAKING OUT IN ADVOCACY
A further £732,643 was spent on advocacy services, including legal support and training for persecuted believers, and raising awareness of their situation to influencers within the UK. Find out more...
Charity Commission website
Search for "Open Doors with Brother Andrew, Registered Charity 1125684", to find the relevant information.