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    Women's Ministry

  • "We exist to build up the body of Christ by seeking a community focused on honesty and integrity."

    Men's Ministry

  • "It is far better to begin with God, to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another.."

    Prayer Ministry

  • "For those who share our faith but not our freedom.."

    Persecution Ministry

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    Missions Ministry

Persecution

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope(Romans 5:3-4)

 

If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. (1 Corinthians 12:26)

Pray for the World Watch List’s Top 10 most persecuted countries in our latest series called Intercession.

Pray Now

MOST RECENT POSTS ON OUR BLOG

Here’s what’s been happening on the  blog recently.

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    Open Doors News: OD Impacting Dislocated Syrian Christians

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 18, 2013) – In the midst of the horrible Syrian
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    Shockwave 2013

    This year’s Open Doors Youth event – Shockwave is scheduled for March 1st-3rd. This
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    Open Doors News: North Korea Focused on Nuclear Testing

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2013) – North Korea again defied world opinion and
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    Open Doors News: Two Kenyan Pastors Shot as Violence Continues

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2013) – Open Doors has received information that two
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    Open Doors News: Second Anniversary of Revolution in Egypt

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2013) – This Friday marks two years since the
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    Open Doors News: 10 Leaders Arrested in Eritrea

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Only hours before news of a failed
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    Open Doors News – Two North Korean Christians Killed

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2013) – Open Doors has confirmed the death of
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    Persecution Through the Eyes of a 10 Year Old

    Today’s Standing Strong in the Storm devotional from Open Doors USA really gripped my
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    Featured Resource: Open Doors Magazine – January 2013 Issue

    Every month, up-to-date information on the persecuted church and how Open Doors is making
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    Asking Permission to Eat a Rat

    North Korea is #1 on the Open Doors World Watch list of the top
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    A look at the 2013 World Watch List

    Open Doors USA recently released the 2013 World Watch list , a list of
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    Open Doors News – Syrian Christians Preparing for Somber Christmas

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2012) – “Silent night, Holy night, all is calm,
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    OpenDoors News – Uzbek Pastor Released

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012) –  According to Open Doors News, Uzbek pastor
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    OpenDoors News: Egypt on the edge of a volcano

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2012) – The following is another in a series
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    Five Minute Challenge: Indonesia

    Join us as we pray through the year for each country on the World Watch
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    Intercession – North Korea

    North Korea is #1 on the World Watch List for most persecuted countries. Still
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    Intercession: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is #2 on the World Watch List of most persecuted countries. The Taliban
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    Intercession: Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia is #3 on the World Watch List of most persecuted countries. Modern
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    Intercession: Somalia

    Somalia is #4 on the World Watch List of most persecuted countries. According to
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    Intercession: Iran

    Iran is #5 on the World Watch List of most persecuted countries. Three terms
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FIGHTER VERSE

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(2 Corinthians 12:10)

Enduring Stories
These are the stories the enemy doesn’t want you to hear. Read our persecution blog here

WORLD WATCH LIST
The World Watch List is a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is worst.

Open Doors
Serving persecuted Christians worldwide.

ONE WITH THEM
For those who share our faith, but not our freedom. 

Enduring Stories

Stories of endurance, these are the stories that the enemy doesn’t want you to hear.  He doesn’t want you to know that Christians around the world are being persecuted, beaten, tortured, and even killed for their faith.  He doesn’t want you to know about how strong their faith is.  He doesn’t want you to be encouraged by what our brothers and sisters in Christ are dealing with, and how they respond.  Through their stories, not only will you learn about persecution, but you will be encouraged to live a life boldly for Christ.

In more than 60 countries around the world, more than 100 million Christians face persecution simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Seventy percent of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, according to a study by the Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life. The persecution and lack of freedom often leave believers feeling like they suffer alone.

These are their stories. For more information on persecution and how you can help, please visit the Open Doors website

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