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Open Doors Uk Charity Profile
The ministry of Open Doors began in 1955 when God called a young Dutchman to act on the basis of Revelation 3:2: ‘Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die.’ He went to Poland and discovered a Church under threat behind the Iron Curtain, and desperately longing for the Word of God.
So Brother Andrew became ‘God’s Smuggler’, taking suitcase after suitcase of Bibles to the Persecuted Church, facing great danger, but determined to bring encouragement and hope. He has never forgotten the words of one believer: “Your presence here with us is worth more than your ten best sermons.”
Right now more than 200 million Christians are at risk of persecution around the world. Open Doors is active in around 45 countries, supplying Bibles, leadership training, Scripture-based literacy programmes and support for Christians suffering for their faith. And we want to continue to encourage the Church here to play its part: that means not only responding to the needs of the Persecuted Church, but also learning from their experience of what it means to follow Jesus.
Open Doors Uk Volunteer Information
Open Doors is supported by a team of over 600 volunteers throughout the UK and Ireland, each one finding their own way to serve our persecuted brothers and sisters. From stuffing envelopes to speaking in churches, helping at events or motivating others, could you do something to help raise awareness and support for the Persecuted Church?
Whether you can spare two hours a month, a week of your holiday or even two days a week, we have a wide range of activities to release your gifting and time to help minister to those suffering for their faith in Jesus.
There are two factors that influence which volunteer role would be best for you: your time available and your individual gifting.
Most of the roles involve a regular commitment-anything from two hours a month and upwards. However if you would like to volunteer for a specific short amount of time then take a look at the Events volunteer role or the Travel opportunities.
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