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The Difference You Make

You made the difference. Your support in prayer and provision supports a church that is battling both spiritually and materially for survival. Please know that your support makes a difference often beyond our understanding. This is because your gift not only meets their immediate need, but to the persecuted your support is an expression of love and personal encouragement. Your support enables so much more by allowing them to stand strong and be the light in their darkness.

A few examples of how you have helped in 2019:

£15,000 has allowed 30 individuals to be moved to a safe house in Central Asia, to be physically, mentally and spiritually cared for until the situation changes.

£5,000 has given 22 isolated House Church members in the Persian speaking world access to discipleship training and resources.

82 Major Donors have raised over £650,000 in 2019 to support Christians facing extreme persecution where most needed.

Contact us to learn more about these stories.


Rachel* was imprisoned for her faith; in Iran, converting from Islam to Christianity is called a ‘crime against national security’. When she was released, her daughter Kimya* wouldn’t let go of her.

“She said, ‘Mommy, please don’t every leave me again’,” remembers Rachel. “I knew I’d end up back in prison if I stayed in Iran – so my family fled.”

Once outside Iran, Rachel, her husband and Kimya could participate in an Open Doors trauma-care conference, organised with your support.

The family has grown in their faith. “In prison I learned to trust God. Really trust God, on a deep level,” says Rachel: “I also changed as a mother. I am even more passionate to teach my daughter about Christ and spend time reading the Bible with her.” The physical abuse, oppression and rejection the family has endured has left deep scars but, thanks to your support, they now have the essential tools to help them heal from their trauma.

Your support also means that persecuted families like Rachel’s can receive legal advice. Funds enable the creation of online resources for Christians still living in Iran as well, helping them to prepare themselves and their children for persecution.


*Names changed for security reasons