We serve Christians around the world whose brave faith in Jesus means they are, beaten, threatened, imprisoned, tortured, falsely accused, disowned and hated.

Where they say the cross is a curse…

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Timothy* grew up as an orphan in North Korea at the time of the 1990s famine. As a teenager, he decided to cross the Tumen River into China in a bid for survival. This is how coming across a safe house, run by Open Doors partners in China, set him on the path to finding Jesus…

Watch his video to understand how the North Korean government is portraying Christianity as a cursed belief and how Timothy managed to escape, despite imprisonment and torture. North Korea is No.2 on the 2022 World Watch List of most dangerous places to live as a Christian.

Find out more: Get our free glow-in-the-dark World Watch List map and tattoo

We want to help you pray to bring light into the darkness, so we’ve created an awesome new map with stories, actions and prayer points. It also glows in the dark and comes with a glow-in-the-dark tattoo which will help to remind you to keep praying for God’s light to shine in the darkest places. We’ve also got a youth session outline for leaders to use alongside the map too.

*Name changed for security reasons

PRAY NOW...
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Thank God for Timothy and how he came to know Jesus. Pray God would continue to use him to strengthen the church.

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For North Koreans who are unable to escape. Pray for peace, protection and provision.

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For safe houses in China serving North Koreans fleeing their country. Pray for protection, and the ability to know who to help.

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