One country. One marathon. Massive impact.

Imagine running a marathon through a dry desert landscape halfway across the world, meeting persecuted Christians and visiting biblical sites.

One enthusiastic Open Doors supporter, Carlos, is about to experience just that and agreed to share with us why he has chosen to raise funds and travel with our team.

Carlos with his wife after running his first marathon.

Carlos with his wife after running his first marathon.

Carlos lives is Canberra with his wife, and on 26 May this year he will travel 36 hours to Israel, to meet up with other active Open Doors supporters and run a marathon. He only began long-distance running 7 months ago, when he committed to travelling with Open Doors. Continue reading

Mother’s Day for over 200 Mothers of the Kidnapped Chibok Girls

This coming Mother’s Day, take a moment to pray for the mothers of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, whose anguish over the fate of their children continues.

Mothers holding prayer messages in Chibok, Nigeria.

Mothers of the missing Chibok schoolgirls holding letters and prayer messages from Open Doors supporters. (Find out more)

An Open Doors field worker from Africa reflects.. 

On Mother’s Day I will be thanking my own mother for her sacrificial love towards me. I will also be thanking her for always being in my life. She always sees the good in me, always forgives me when I have sinned against her, always embraces my wild ideas and cheers me on. There is no one like my mother, and I love and appreciate her deeply.

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