Traveller Testimonies A trip with Open Doors will change your life. It will impact you emtionally and spiritually. It will change your prayer life. It will challenge you, inspire you and strengthen your faith.
Here's what past travellers have said about travelling with Open Doors...
If someone had told me that Christians around the world were praying for me, I wouldn't have believed them. People say that 'seeing is believing' and today, because you have come to us, I see and I believe that there are many more praying for us. Thank you for coming.
Muslim Background Believer - Nigeria
Not one of us knew another before the trip, but there was love and unity amongst us. Surely the Lord had put this team together! We experienced heaviness, grief and laughter and I will always hold this trip close to my heart and endeavour to find a group of likeminded people to pray for this country and others under persecution. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
Bronwyn - Destination withheld - 2012
My trip to Africa proved to me that God really uses the global body of Christ to grow His kingdom. The few short hours with each believer changed my life and my perceptions of God. It also uplifted, encouraged and strengthened every believer we met. My advice to anyone considering going is ...Go!
Daniel - Kenya - 2012
I don't know how to put into words the amazing experience of Israel and Palestine.
I must admit I was pretty ignorant of the real situation there. Honestly, I hadn't given the Palestines a second thought - so many innocent people living under such restricting circumstances.
It was so humbling to meet with fellow believers who are rising above this and being so involved with ministry in so many areas. My prayer life will never be the same.
We need to know what our brothers and sisters in Christ are going through and how we can pray for them.
Seeing the many Biblical sites was such a bonus. To join in the Palm Sunday celebrations with people from all over the world, all singing and praising God, was a blessing.
Joy - Israel - 2012
The Christians in South Sudan were the happiest and most friendly people I've ever met. God has blessed them with qualities of love, laughter and happiness, qualities that don't come from wealth or the absense of trials. The Christians of South Sudan showed me how to love one another to be truly happy in our faith and to love God in all circumstances. I have never met more dedicated and happy Christians. Their smiles, laughter and kindness will be remembered by me for the rest of my life.
Gordon - South Sudan - 2011
Stepping into Christianity where the 'word' became flesh, as they voiced it and lived it.
Where the 'word' was hungrily eaten up as we spoke it.
Where requests for 'prayer' are faithfully spoken out before requests for clean water or food for a child.
Where we could smell, feel, hear and see the beatitudes breathing through the steadfast trust and hope of our beautiful and amazing brothers and sisters in Christ of the Persecuted Church in Ethiopia.
My first-time trip of 2 weeks was an incredible experience of prayer and continued revelations of the enormous, furious and deep love God has for His people. The 'thankfulness' for us physically being there for our persecuted family was hugely humbling.
Money cannot buy encouragement and love.
Kelly - Ethiopia - 2011