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World Watch List Challenge – #14 Nigeria

Posted on April 14, 2014 by

Nigeria

Open Doors researcher, Isaac, shares about an encounter which reminded him of the importance of prayer: I left Jos on a Friday to visit three widows of pastors who had been killed by Boko Haram in Yobe State. One of…
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Encountering True Purity

Posted on April 10, 2014 by

Warning: The following contains some graphic information about the treatment of women in Egypt. In many of the countries on our World Watch List, women are consistently treated as second-class citizens. There are many cultural traditions and practices that keep…
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Persecution and revival in the lands of the Bible

Posted on April 9, 2014 by

Suffering Christians thankful for your support as they make a stand for Christ In many of the Middle East’s most restricted nations, persecution is nothing new. Throughout the Bible, God’s people have faced oppression and opposition, especially during the Easter…
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Interview With “Stefan” From The Middle East

Posted on April 9, 2014 by

In this interview with “Stefan,” the Open Doors Field Director in the Middle East, we hear an insider view of what God is doing in this region. This interview discusses Egypt, Syria, and Iran.

How Are More Muslims Coming To Christ In Iran?

Posted on April 8, 2014 by

Iran, which ranks 9th on the Open Doors World Watch List, seems like a place where it is impossible for the gospel to flourish. Since Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning in 2010 of the ever-expanding influence and numbers of house churches,…
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A Must Read: The Insanity of Obedience

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

Last year, the book The Insanity of God debuted and impacted the lives of many readers. Author Nik Ripken reflected on his time in Somalia, and what he had learned. He describes one scene in particular where numerous Somalis were…
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World Watch List Challenge – #13 Libya

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

This is a story of an amazing encounter from a Libyan Christian: “Good to hear from you. I am still in Libya, and I am doing very well. I am in the desert some hours away from Tripoli, and I…
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Prisoner Prayer List- Iran

Posted on April 4, 2014 by

*Representative photo used to protect identity. These are the known names of the prisoners imprisoned for their Christian faith in Iran. We expect that there are many more imprisoned for their faith. Because of the pressure that is put on…
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This Will Take Less Than 10 Minutes…

Posted on April 3, 2014 by

We are so thankful for your faithfulness in working with us to serve persecuted Christians around the world. Without God’s provision and your partnership through prayer and giving, none of this would be possible. So, since you are such a…
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How Can You Be One With The Persecuted Church? Sign Up For Secret Church!

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

On a cool October evening in 2012, Massoud gathered with a few other Christian friends for a prayer meeting. As they were praying, the police barged in and arrested all of them. After their loved ones paid a large amount…
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