Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Financial Review - Open Doors UK & Ireland

2020 Annual Review

By praying, giving and speaking out, you are helping your persecuted family around the world to stand strong, defy persecution and share Jesus, no matter the cost.

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A letter from Henrietta

"Our friends, we want you to know what God's grace has accomplished in the churches... They have been severely tested by the troubles they went through; but their joy was so great that they were extremely generous in their giving..." (GNB)

Extraordinary year - extraordinary generosity

2020 was a truly extraordinary year for all of us. Covid-19 has changed all our lives – but our persecuted family have been hit particularly hard, with many Christians finding themselves last in line for government aid and others facing increased violence and pressure during lockdown.

So I am deeply grateful for the extraordinary generosity you have shown in response to this latest crisis facing our persecuted family. Despite the economic challenges presented by Covid restrictions, income for the year grew by an incredible 32 per cent, enabling our Field teams to bring emergency Covid aid to vulnerable believers with no other means of support, while continuing to strengthen believers for whom persecution and discrimination is simply a daily reality.

Thank you too for standing with our persecuted family in prayer and advocacy. The launch of the 2020 World Watch List was once again a highlight of the year, with 122 MPs attending the parliamentary launch to hear first-hand from persecuted believers.

Your sacrificial commitment to the persecuted church has been amazing to see, and is a fitting testimony to the extraordinary God whom we serve. I pray that you will be encouraged to see how you are helping the church around the world to stand strong in the face of incredible challenges, and strengthened to follow the example of those who continue to courageously share Jesus no matter the cost.

Henrietta Blyth
CEO, Open Doors UK&I

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