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STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH


Today, just like in the book of Acts, Christians are persecuted all around the world for following Jesus. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one's identification as a follower of Jesus. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy to remind him not to be surprised by persecution—because it’s unavoidable for followers of Jesus. “In fact, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” – 2 Timothy 3:12 STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Every year, Open Doors releases the World Watch List—a detailed report on the top 50 countries where it’s most difficult to be a Christian. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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245 million Christians experience high levels of persecution in the countries on the World Watch List. Worldwide, 1 in 9 Christians experience high levels of persecution STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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EVERY MONTH: • 345 Christians are killed for faith related reasons • 105 Churches and Christian buildings are burned or attacked • 219 Christians are detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned

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Every day we receive new reports of Christians who face threats, unjust imprisonment, harassment, beatings and even loss of family because of their faith in Jesus. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Yet in all these places, millions of Christians are finding that the Holy Spirit is giving them the power to endure, love and be the Light. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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But these believers need to know they’re not alone— and the worldwide Body of Christ stands with them. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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At Open Doors, we’ve made a commitment to stand with the persecuted—so they can be the light of Christ to their communities. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Open Doors has been supporting persecuted believers since our founder, Brother Andrew, started smuggling Bibles into communist countries during the height of the cold war. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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And today, Open Doors is on the ground in over 60 countries—working through local partners to equip the church to be the church in the most dangerous places. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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WE SERVE THE PERSECUTED CHURCH THROUGH: • • • • • • • • •

Prayer and support Bible distribution Medical relief Safe houses Discipleship Food relief Trauma counseling Rebuilding homes and churches And more…

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And we believe it’s in the DNA of every Christian to care for our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ. “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” – 1 Corinthians 12:26 STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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WE INVITE YOU TO CONNECT WITH YOUR PERSECUTED FAMILY PRAY • Commit to pray daily for your persecuted family ENGAGE • Write a letter, sign a petition and use your voice to advocate for your persecuted brothers and sisters VOLUNTEER • Join us and use your unique skills and passions on behalf of the persecuted GIVE • Give today and help provide Bibles, discipleship, food, medical supplies, trauma care and so much more. STAND WITH THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

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Christian Persecution 101  

More than 245 million Christians expereince​ high levels of persecution around the world. Learn more and stand with them.

Christian Persecution 101  

More than 245 million Christians expereince​ high levels of persecution around the world. Learn more and stand with them.

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