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United With The Iraqi Church

Posted on September 30, 2014 by

Refugee Camp in Iraq

An Open Doors fieldworker recently traveled to Iraq to visit a family being persecuted for their faith in Jesus by ISIS. The flight to northern Iraq was long, but the arrival in Erbil was well worth it. His intent was…
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World Watch List Challenge – #38 Kuwait

Posted on September 29, 2014 by

There are a few countries on the World Watch List that we can’t share stories from. Even if we were to use different names, the information could be traced back to the Christians mentioned in the stories. For their security,…
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Three Practical Ways to Help Syrian Children Right Now

Posted on September 25, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA Twitter @bykristinwright I’m sitting inside the small home of a Syrian refugee family in Beirut, Lebanon, watching 8-year-old Sarah show me her homework. “Look at the eyes!” she giggles, pointing at…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church- September 24th

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

China: Prayers Needed for Christianity to Spread to Muslim Minority Regions China’s Christian revival has significantly impacted the country for over three decades. Tens of millions of people have accepted Christ as their Lord. It is possibly the most significant…
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Open Doors in Iraq: Thirst For God In A Parched Land

Posted on September 23, 2014 by

Lydia* is on the ground on behalf of Open Doors this week. She reports what an Iraqi church is going through, and how Open Doors donors are making an impact in their daily lives, for His glory: Once, having a…
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World Watch List Challenge – #37 China

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

Twice The Persecution: Life As An Ethnic And Religious Minority In China Pastor Askar* is a husband and father of two. He is a burly, jovial man with a deep voice and a seemingly Russian or Central Asian accent… Yet,…
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Pastoral Training in Iraq

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

Iraq is in turmoil. Thousands upon thousands of Christians have fled their houses in fear of the terror of the Islamic State (IS). Just before the current turmoil, Open Doors offered an online pastoral course to those attending a seminary…
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How Open Doors Is Helping Iraqi Christians In An Amazing Way

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Open Doors has been partnering with several churches in Iraq and surrounding countries to help Christians who are being targeted for their faith. The Chaldean Church in Erbil is one of those churches. “We have set up small swimming pools…
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Open Doors In Iraq: He Will Be Our Reward

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Lydia* is on the ground on behalf of Open Doors this week. She reports what an Iraqi church is going through, and how Open Doors donors are making an impact in their daily lives, for His glory! I’m sitting in…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church- September 17th

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Christians on the Run (from World Watch Monitor) https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/09/3380783/ What the Islamic State (IS) has done in Iraq, Boko Haram is doing in Nigeria, a Nigerian cleric says. ‘‘The news is really bad. When Boko Haram…
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