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World Watch List Challenge – #15 Uzbekistan

Posted on April 21, 2014 by

Uzbekistan

The authorities in Uzbekistan have tried to intimidate and discourage Christians from meeting together. Christians are fined for holding “illegal” church services. In order to hold a church service, it is necessary to have permission from the government. Many churches…
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Core Value: Being There

Posted on April 18, 2014 by

Have you ever wondered why the immeasurable things in life are the very things that mean the most to you? The special moments that fill the years. The friend showing up and listening during the hard times.  The love shared…
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What Happened In Egypt After 200 Christian Buildings Were Destroyed…

Posted on April 18, 2014 by

Last August, many of you partnered with us to support Egyptian Christians who had their homes, churches and other buildings destroyed in a series of anti-Christian attacks. Because of your help, we were able to help many of these Christians…
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World Watch List Challenge – #14 Nigeria

Posted on April 14, 2014 by

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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