The #imprisonment of Marina’s husband, was a time of great loss for this #Christian family in #CentralAsia. But four years of loss soon became four years of gain as Marina and her girls discovered they had a new #family – a family without #borders. Christians from around the world came alongside them, reminding them of God’s love through their #prayers, #letters of support and offers of practical #help.
Hadija (12) was born into a non-Christian family in a small #Ugandan fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria. She began #secretly attending #church services as a 5-year-old. Despite severe punishment from her non-Christian father, Hadija continued to attend church. Eventually, the abuse became so severe that she had to flee. A #Christian woman at church, Mellina, took her in and is in the process of #adopting her. Please continue to #pray for Hadija and Mellina.
You are invited to join us for Open Doors Seeds of #Hope #Women’s #Conference, on the 27th of August 2016. Helen Fisher, the Women’s Ministry Coordinator for Open Doors International, will be our guest speaker and she will share stories of hope from our sisters living in the midst of #persecution. Book your seat here:
Did you know that YOU can encourage believers in the Middle East with a short #video or #visual message via Open Doors’ #smartphone application? Open Doors has thus created an “app” (smartphone application), which people in the Middle East can download onto their phones and receive daily messages of encouragement from their family around the world. Here’s how you can encourage believers in the Middle East:
Did you know that you can #invite an Open Doors representative to come share about what is happening in the persecuted Church now? Here is how you can arrange for a #presentation at your school, church, fellowship, or cell group:
Are you up for the challenge? We would love to hear your #experiences of living like a refugee. Tweet @opendoorssa to share how your #livelikearefugee experiences is going, or tell us here on Facebook. Take pictures and tag us on Instagram open_doors_sa. Tell the world! Not signed up for ‘Live like a refugee’? Sign up here:
#Athletes, do you need a cause or a motivation to get you through your upcoming The Cape Town #Cycle Tour or Two Oceans #Marathon? Here’s your opportunity: raise funds for #Bibles for #persecuted believers as you sweat it out in March… Find out here how you can become a #Biblegiver: