Destruction in Homs, Syria

6 Ways We are Helping in Syria

Working in over 60 countries worldwide, Open Doors runs hundreds of programs, projects and training events. Here are just 6 of the ways Open Doors is providing for the needs of over 9,000 families in Syria. Continue reading

In the workplace – the cost of following Jesus

“Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.” – 1 Peter 2:18

Have you ever suffered for your faith in Jesus at your workplace?

Have you been laughed at for going to church on Sunday, or to a Bible study during the week? Maybe you’re not chosen for a project because of you’re faith-based values.  You could even be tempted with ‘rewards’ for giving in?

That’s the situation that Sarah* from Tajikistan is in. Sarah works for a private food company and is a Sunday school teacher at her church. Continue reading

Aylan, the toddler on the beach

Before crowds began protesting in the streets, bringing the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ to Syria, Open Doors had been working in the country for several years supporting the church. It is this work in the past that has given us the opportunity to remain on the ground and serving now.

Now we see Syria in the grips of a crisis. Two days ago a young boy of 3 drowned off the coast of Turkey. The boy’s name was Aylan and his image (caution: graphic image) has been seen on social media and the news by millions. Last night the boy’s father Abdullah spoke out about the situation in an interview with Reuters. Continue reading

Walk to Water – and support the persecuted church!

In Africa, there are Christian communities that are denied access to daily essentials, such as safe drinking water, healthcare, education and work. For seven years, Open Doors has been running ‘Walk to Water’, an event aimed at raising awareness and funds to strengthen the church in Africa. We do this by providing necessities such as safe drinking water, infrastructure, healthcare, education, vocational training, and micro-loans.

Christians also face the threat of extremist groups, such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab. Continue reading