(Here is our CEO/President David Curry with Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Robert Aderholt, a Syrian pastor and Special Advisor Knox Thames)
For almost 60 years Open Doors has worked in the world's most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ's light in these places. When Christians are strengthened in the Lord, they begin to demonstrate God's forgiveness and reach out in love, even to their oppressors.
One of the greatest challenges to Christians living under oppression is isolation - from God's word and from the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:26 says “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”
Open Doors empowers persecuted Christians by supplying Bibles and Christian literature, training Christian leaders, facilitating social/economic projects and uniting believers in the West in prayer for Christians, who are the most persecuted religious group in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries.