By Emily Watt 1 February 2022 2 MIN

Podcast: The Most Dangerous Countries To Follow Jesus

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast unpacking stories from the persecuted church that will challenge everything you know about faith, Jesus and the Church.

Open Doors LIVE is hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood.

Open Doors LIVE Podcast – Episode 69: The Most Dangerous Countries To Follow Jesus

How are you feeling at the start of 2022? You might be feeling a bit grey, like the bright colours of life are a little muted. But there’s still life, hope and joy to be found even in difficult times. Just look at the persecuted church. They’re living proof that the hope of Jesus can be found in hardship.

In this episode, Mike and Joce explore the newly released World Watch List 2022 and shares stories from the most dangerous countries to follow Jesus.

In this episode:

  • The launch of the World Watch List 2022 and the #1 most dangerous country for Christians.
  • Hear stories that will shake your faith from Afghanistan, Nigeria and Somalia.
  • How you can pray for the persecuted church this year.



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About The Hosts

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. Jocelyn has travelled with the ministry and is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.

Bethany Westwood has been the producer of the Open Doors Live Podcast since 2017, and has travelled to the field to meet with persecuted believers in places like Iraq and Central Asia, to bring back stories that encouraged and challenge our faith.

This podcast is brought to you by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Open Doors began in 1955 when Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles to persecuted Christians. We now work in over 70 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. To find out what it’s like to be a Christian in the most dangerous places on the planet, check out our World Watch List.