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"The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God." (Exodus 2:23) #VerseOfTheDay
Thank you for your continued prayers for Leah Sharibu from #Nigeria. She has been held captive by Boko Haram since 2018. Open Doors has been told that Leah is still alive, giving her family fresh hope that they will be reunited with her. Read more:
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." (Genesis 50:20) #VerseOfTheDay
It's three weeks until International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the persecuted church. Join us for an online event with @CSW_UK, @ReleaseInt and @EAUKnews, with updates from Nigeria, Eritrea and India, and a time of prayer for Afghanistan. Register today:
"The second son he [Joseph] named Ephraim and said, ‘It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.’" (Genesis 41:52) #VerseOfTheDay
This weekend we’re hosting an in-person Activist weekend – the first time in ages! If you’re 18-25 – and you're passionate about using your gifts to serve our persecuted family – why not explore joining our Activist community. Find out more:
Are you starting to think about what to do at church over #Christmas? Our new resource – which looks at the inspirational faith of persecuted Christian children – includes a carol sheet, videos and giveaway cards, ideal for a church service. Order today:
"But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him." (Genesis 39:20-21) #VerseOfTheDay
"When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’" (Genesis 28:16) #VerseOfTheDay
If you only had a few moments to leave your home, knowing that you might never return, what would you take with you? Jalila from #Iraq took her Bible. During her long displacement away from home, she was sustained by God’s Word. Read more:
Timothy* from #NorthKorea grew up scared of Christians. When he escaped the country, he ended up in a safe house which had a Bible and a cross. It terrified him – but it was the start of his journey towards knowing Jesus. Read more: *name changed
"Sarah said, ‘God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’" (Genesis 21:6) #VerseOfTheDay
"Stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you" (2 Thess 2:15) #VerseOfTheDay In Central Asia, 25 Christians from six house churches attended a seminar on how to receive church teaching. "God helped me to ignite a love in my that I had forgot," said an attendee.
Will you help us generate a global wave of #prayer for believers facing #persecution? It is less than a month until the International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the #PersecutedChurch. Join us for an evening of prayer online:… @EAUKnews @CSW_UK @OpenDoorsUK
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"Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you [Abraham] at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son." (Genesis 18:14) #VerseOfTheDay
Today is #DayOfTheGirl, which seeks to recognise girls’ rights and opportunities across the world. Sadly, many Christian girls are deprived of these because they love Jesus. One such girl is Soy (name changed) from #Laos. This is her story:…
"She [Hagar] gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’" (Genesis 16:13) #VerseOfTheDay
"Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness." (Genesis 15:6) #VerseOfTheDay
It’s not often that homework travels across the world. For the Year 8 students of @ripleystthomas, their RE homework will be doing just that. The class were invited to write to Hajaratu in #Nigeria – and the response was amazing. Find out more:
"Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward." (Genesis 15:1) #VerseOfTheDay
Several pastors have been incarcerated in #Eritrea for more than a decade. Most are kept in solitary confinement. They desperately need your prayers. This article provides updates on individual pastors, together with short prayers for them:
Friday Round Up today on #UCB1 from 10am @paulhucb will be joined by Dr Dave Landrum Director of Advocacy & Public Affairs @OpenDoorsUK Listen @UCBMedia on DAB radio, smart speaker and online
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"But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it." (Genesis 4:7) #VerseOfTheDay
It's one month until International Day Of Prayer (IDOP) for the persecuted church. Once again, we'll be joining with our friends at @CSW_UK, @ReleaseInt and @EAUKnews for an evening of prayer and worship – and you are invited! Book today:
'The church has taught us loyalty and care and that we are one family. I was raised this way and I want my children to experience this as well. My children are a source of my hope.' Syrain cafe owner Joseph Hakimeh. @OpenDoorsUK, via @ChristianToday.…
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"The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’" (Genesis 2:18) #VerseOfTheDay
We know it's VERY early, but can we quickly tell you about our new #Christmas resources? It includes: 📌 Carol sheet with focus on persecuted Christian children 📌 Giveaway visitor cards 📌 Videos 📌 Speaker notes Register your
Did you catch any of the @LondonMarathon last weekend? Amongst the estimated 62,000 participants – either at the live event or virtually – were 17 people tackling the marathon for our persecuted family. Together they raised over £13,500! Read more:
"I know the plans I have for you – plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jer 29:11) #VerseOfTheDay Evana from #Syria was unable to fulfil her dream of opening a pharmacy. Thanks to you, it's now open, giving her a new hope and future.
It's Tuesday, meaning tonight is @BritishBakeOff! Have you heard about our very own baking resource 'Bake With Them'? It features recipes from #Nigeria, #Syria and #India, for you to raise money for our persecuted family. #GBBO Find out more:
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) #VerseOfTheDay
Did you miss our annual #StandingStrongLive event last month? Or would you like to rewatch it? The full recording – featuring interviews from Christians from #Iraq, #India and the #MiddleEast – is available here:
Just been enjoying this interview on the @TWRuk Lunchtime News. We've been chatting to @Emma_Worrall and @TimBechervaise who ran the Virtual London Marathon for @OpenDoorsUK - here's the full version of their inspiring interview with @DavePiperDJ…
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"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27) #VerseOfTheDay
For many of us, church services are beginning to get back to normal. But for Indian Christians, there isn’t such a thing as ‘normal’. Increasingly, there is the threat of Hindu extremist mobs attacking – as they did at one church recently. Read more:
Mike did it!! What a hero! 🏃‍♂️🥇#RunForTheirLivese#LondonMarathonon#WeRunTogetherevl
Today, up to 90,000 people will be running the @LondonMarathon – either at the live event or virtually. This includes 24 amazing Open Doors supporters running the race for our persecuted family. Please pray that God will protect and empower them as they #RunForTheirLives.
Today is the @LondonMarathon!🏃 Did you know that 24 people are tackling the 26.2 miles for Open Doors? Three are doing the live event in London, and 21 are running it virtually. Mike is doing the London route – and here he shares why he's chosen to#RunForTheirLivess:A
"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." (Hebrews 12:1-2) #VerseOfTheDay
"One day when I die, I will die as a Christian." When Matti (name changed) from #Iraq discovered that his ID card had him as "Muslim", his life fell apart. Find out how, with your help, Matti has been given fresh hope:…
Are you looking for a fresh challenge? Open Doors UK & Ireland and Open Doors International are looking for people to fill various roles, including ones in finance and communication. Find out more:
When Anwar (name changed) was thrown out of his home for becoming a Christian, you helped give him a new hope and future. Will you do the same for more persecuted Christians in the #MiddleEast?…
Recent attacks in north eastern #Syria by Turkey have forced more Christians from their homes. It reinforces the perilous situation facing the country’s believers, who are acutely vulnerable to human rights violations. Read more:
"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice." (Proverbs 27:9) #VerseOfTheDay
Please pray that this debate will be a significant step towards more decisive action on behalf of persecuted Christians in Central Africa. Please also pray for the ongoing protection of our brothers and sisters in this region. 4/4
Read the debate in full, titled 'Violence against Christians: Central African Countries', from Thursday 23 September: 3/4
We're grateful to Members for shedding light on the issues faced by persecuted Christians and calling for greater action. “This issue has never been more important," said @AndrewSelous. "Never has there been a greater need for the United Kingdom to take a lead in this area.” 2/4
Last week, there was a Westminster Hall debate about violence against Christians in Central Africa. Profile was given to the atrocities experienced by Christians in several #WorldWatchList countries, such as Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria. 1/4
As China celebrates its National Day, Christian leaders in the country have received strict warnings to stay silent. Listen to @OpenDoorsUK: 🔊
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Is your area of expertise digital marketing? Are you looking for a fresh challenge? We're looking for an experienced Digital Marketing Manager to join our team. Find out more: #marketingjobs #charityjobs #christianjobs #digitalmarketing
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