Lifesaving shelter and aid
Help Christians from Muslim backgrounds who’ve been rejected by their families, Christians from Afghanistan forced to flee their country, followers in Nigeria threatened by Boko Haram, and our family in other nations where loving Jesus is dangerous. Your gift will provide lifesaving aid and shelter in times of crisis.
Bibles and discipleship training
Help persecuted believers remain strong in their faith by providing much-needed Bibles and discipleship materials.
Give Bibles and storybooks to children
Invest in the faith of a new generation by giving an illustrated Bible to a child growing up in one of the world’s most persecuted places.
Women and children
Women and children are especially vulnerable to persecution when they face discrimination and lack family support. Strengthen the Church by empowering the most vulnerable persecuted believers with women’s vocational training, education, discipleship materials, leadership development and literacy training
Maximum Impact Fund
When you give to “Where Needed Most,” your generous gift will help equip and empower persecuted Christians by providing critical relief and strengthening support like emergency food and shelter, safe houses for at-risk believers, rebuilding of homes and churches, Bible and Christian literature, discipleship training, literacy education, microloans and much more. All of these crucial areas of support help empower the local church to remain a vital presence—and a light for the gospel—in some of the most hostile regions toward Christians in the world.
Many times, believers need to flee violence, repressive regimes, or have to hide from those who threaten them for following Jesus. Safe houses provide temporary protection in secret locations and enable believers to strengthen their faith, earn an income, connect with a community and minister to others through their hardship.
Trauma counseling and hope
Persecuted believers endure traumatic events every day, including violent attacks, threats on their safety and freedom, being disowned by their families and community isolation. Provide a believer with the biblical counseling they need to process their trauma and rebuild healthy lives for them and their families.
Provide food, medical assistance and safe shelter during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as support for other emergency situations as they arise.
Vocational training for Christian women
Christian women often get the harshest persecution, especially when their families reject them for becoming a follower of Jesus. Empower women to earn an income and build livelihoods for themselves and their families by giving the gift of vocational training. Beneficiaries of Open Doors vocational training learn skills such as sewing, agriculture and small business management.
Persecution preparedness training
Standing Strong Through the Storm (SSTS) is an education and discipleship curriculum developed by Open Doors. It’s used worldwide in local churches, daily devotionals and multi-day training to teach biblical perspective on persecution for seasoned and new believers alike. Your gift will provide a believer with this essential discipleship material.