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STORIES OF BRAVE FAITH

Sarah from East Africa

“The same people who would talk about us would call us again to pray for their sick children”…

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Pastor Timothy from China

Standing up to prison guards and seeing a fellow in-mate healed. Meet the courageous Pastor Timothy..

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Saengchan from Laos

Saengchan and his friends were arrested because of their faith, but they knew God was with them the whole time…

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    FRESH ARTICLES AND THOUGHTS

    Signs and wonders in North Korea
    Get to grips what life is really like for secret Christians in North Korea – one of the most dangerous places on the planet to follow Jesus…
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    WHERE DOES FOLLOWING JESUS COST THE MOST?

    Explore the top 50 countries where Christians are risking it all…

    “BD” – Bangladesh Capital City – Dhaka Population – 168,957,745 “BF” – Burkina Faso Capital City – Ouagadougou Population – 13,228,000 “BN” – Brunei Capital City – Bandar Seri Begawan Population – 422,675 “BT” – Bhutan Capital City – Thimphu Population – 777,486 “CF” – Central African Republic Capital City – Bangui Population – 4,216,666 “CU” – Cuba Capital City – Havana Population – 11,008,112 “ER” – Eritrea Capital City – Asmara Population – 3,684,032 “ID” – Indonesia Capital City – Jakarta Population – 267,663,435 “LK” – “LK” – Sri Lanka Capital City – Colombo Population – 21,919,000 “MM” – Myanmar Capital City – Naypyidaw Population – 57,526,449 “MR” – Mauritania Capital City – Nouakchott Population – 3,359,185 “MX” – Mexico Capital City – Mexico City Population – 126,577,691 “NE” – Niger Capital City – Niamey Population – 24,484,587 “OM” – Oman Capital City – Muscat Population – 4,520,471 “QA” – Qatar Capital City – Doha Population – 2,795,484 “SO” – Somalia Capital City – Mogadishu Population – 10,251,568 “SY” – Syria Capital City – Damascus Population – 22,142,061 “TJ” – Tajikistan Capital City – Dushanbe Population – 9,119,347 “VN” – Vietnam Capital City – Hanoi Population – 97,338,579 “YE” – Yemen Capital City – Sanaa Population – 30,984,689 “ET” – Ethiopia Capital City – Addis Ababa Population – 112,269,301 “ML” – Mali Capital City – Bamako Population – 21,473,764 “TR” – Turkey Capital City – Ankara Population – 80,810,525 “TM” – Turkmenistan Capital City – Ashgabat Population – 5,636,011 “TN” – Tunisia Capital City – Tunis Population – 11,403,800 “KP” – North Korea Capital City – Pyongyang Population – 25,713,000 “KW” – “KW” – Kuwait Capital City – Kuwait City Population – 4,052,584 “CN” – China Capital City – Peking Population – 1,411,750,000 “CO” – Colombia Capital City – Bogotá Population – 51,895,000 “MA” – Morocco Capital City – Rabat Population – 36,910,560 “DZ” – Algeria Capital City – Algeria Population – 43,851,044 “LY” – Libya Capital City – Tripoli Population – 6,754,507 “SD” – Sudan Capital City – Khartoum Population – 43,849,260 “SA” – Saudi Arabia Capital City – Riyadh Population – 34,218,000 “IQ” – Iraq Capital City – Baghdad Population – 40,462,701 “JO” – Jordan Capital City – Amman Population – 6,500,000 “IR” – Iran Capital City – Tehran Population – 86,758,304 “MY” – Malaysia Capital City – Kuala Lumpur Population – 27 140 000 “MZ” – Mozambique Capital City – Maputo Population – 28,829,476 “CD” – Democratic Republic of Congo Capital City – Kinshasa Population – 89,561,403 “NG” – Nigeria Capital City – Abuja Population – 206,139,589 “NI” – Nicaragua Capital City – Managua Population – 6,851 “CM” – Cameroon Capital City – Yaounde Population – 16,322,000 “KZ” – Kazakhstan Capital City – Nur-Sultan Population – 18,690,115 “LA” – Laos Capital City – Vientiane Population – 6,477,211 “UZ” – Uzbekistan Capital City – Toshkent Population – 31,100,500 “AF” – Afghanistan Capital City – Kabul Population – 33,928,493 “PK” – Pakistan Capital City – Islamabad Population – 231, 402, 117 “IN” – India Capital City – New Delhi Population – 1,407,563,842 “NP” – “NP” – Nepal Capital City – Kathmandu Population – 28,825,709 “EG” – Egypt Capital City – Cairo Population – 107,770,524 Explore the world watch list

    July 8, 2024
    MEXICO: MORE THAN 57 incidents aGAINST CHRISTIANS FROM CRIMINAL GANGS ALREADY THIS YEAR

    Pray for Christians in Mexico facing forced displacement, death threats and violence from criminal gangs…

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    July 8, 2024
    CENTRAL ASIA: FORMER POLICEMAN SEEING GOD MOVE IN AMAZING WAYS!

    “I realized that everyone needs God, even if they don’t understand it or admit it. So, the main thing for me is to share about Him”…

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    July 1, 2024
    MOROCCO: ELMAHDI’S SECRET FAITH COMES AT A GREAT COST

    The church in North Africa is growing, with increasing numbers of people giving their lives to Jesus. But many are forced to keep their newfound faith secret because of the risk of persecution – people like Elmahdi from Morocco.

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    July 1, 2024
    SRI LANKA: SHOWING LOVE TO THOSE WHO HATE YOU…

    Pray for Sister Muthu, who has being showing forgiveness to her persecutors and drawing people into God’s love…

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    June 24, 2024
    NORTH KOREA: TWO TEENAGE BOYS CONVICTED FOR SHARING SONGS

    Pray for two boys who have been sent to prison camps simply for singing and sharing pop music from South Korea…

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    June 24, 2024
    IRAN: CHRISTIAN CONVERTS BEING TARGETED AND HARSHLY SENTENCED

    Multiple Christian converts have been sentenced for ‘membership in disruptive groups’…

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    June 17, 2024
    BURKINA FASO: At least 49 young people helped to continue their education

    Estimates suggest more than 13,200 schools in Central and West Africa were closed because of conflict, affecting the education of 2.5 million children. See how Open Doors is helping…

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    June 17, 2024
    INDIA: “ONLY JESUS GIVES ME THE COMFORT I REALLY NEED”

    It’s been a year since violence broke out in Manipur, India, displacing thousands of people. Despite the struggles, Pastor Lian, explains there is reason for hope…

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    June 10, 2024
    GUINEA: STUDENT MALU AND HER FAMILY IN HIDING

    Please pray for Malu and her family, who are still hiding from the attackers who killed her father…

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    June 10, 2024
    ALGERIA: YOUNG WOMAN BEING FORCED TO STAY HOME BECAUSE SHE BECAME A CHRISTIAN

    Pray for student Meryem who’s secret faith was discovered by her parents, and is now being forced to stay at home…

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    TACKLE PERSECUTION AT THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

    Order a free interactive wall chart to help you pray for the five countries playing in the tournament on the 2023 Open Doors World Watch List…

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