Financial Review

Financial review

"When we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving - the needs of the believers will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11-12

A letter from Henrietta

For 65 years, Open Doors has served the persecuted church worldwide. Each year it seems we see an increase in persecution, and 2019 was no different. 

But when I look back over the year, I am deeply thankful to God for the amazing prayerfulness, generosity and compassion of the many supporters who have given, prayed and spoken out for our persecuted family with such passion and commitment. 

Your support has enabled our teams and partners in the field to persevere through great challenges, knowing we are not there to provide a quick fix. We are grateful to God that, despite increased persecution, and with your help, He has multiplied our efforts as a ministry and enabled us to have a greater impact for His glory.  

Thank you!

- Henrietta Blyth, CEO of Open Doors UK & Ireland

Providing Bibles and Christian literature 

Open Doors UK and Ireland gave £654,310 to provide Bibles, books and other Christian resources to equip and strengthen persecuted Christians. 

Training for leadership and discipleship

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, over £3.3 million was given to provide theological training in leadership and discipleship training programmes, Sunday school teacher training and trauma counselling. 

Sustaining lives, supporting livelihoods

Almost £4 million was given to community development, livelihood training and relief projects in 2019. 

Speaking out in advocacy

A further £789,014 was spent on advocacy services, including legal support and training for persecuted believers, and raising awareness of their situation to influencers within the UK and Ireland. 

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