Your Presence Makes A Difference
Whether you’ve supported us for a long time or a little, this is your opportunity to meet persecuted Christians and see the impact you’re having.
For over 60 years Open Doors has visited and supported persecuted Christians around the world. Believers tell us that our support, encouragement and prayers make a difference. They tell us that when we meet with them, our presence makes a difference.
Frontline Partners and Church leaders are invited to meet the persecuted church, and see Open Doors' ministry on the ground. We believe your experience has the potential to transform your faith, prayer life and connection with the global church.
Here’s a list of our exciting travel opportunities for 2018!
SOUTH-EAST ASIA | Travel With The CEO
13 - 24 July 2018
Do you want to travel with Mike Gore into a secret location in Asia?
We are inviting Frontline Partners to travel and see the work of the ministry on the ground. If you’ve supported us for a long time or a little, this is your opportunity to meet persecuted Christians and see the impact you are having, supporting the persecuted church.
WEST AFRICA | Church Leaders’ Trip
8 - 17 August 2018
Do you want to help your church engage with the persecuted church?
This is an incredible opportunity for church leaders and Pastors to meet and encourage believers facing many difficulties in West Africa. In this Christian-majority country, Christians struggle to worship freely because of pressure from Islamic militant groups. Understand the joys and struggles of local believers as you share in fellowship and hear their testimonies.
SOUTH ASIA | Prayer & Encouragement Trip
26 August - 7 September 2018
Are you willing to pray in a country where Christian converts are considered national traitors?
Join us on this trip where your presence and prayer will make a difference! You will get to meet Buddhist background believers, as well as pray in historical and religious sites.
MIDDLE EAST | Church Leaders’ Trip
22 - 28 September 2018
Are you ready to visit a country ranked within the Top 10 hardest countries to live as a Christian?
We are inviting Pastors and church leaders to join our CEO, Mike Gore, in a country where the small number of remaining Christians are trying to survive in an increasingly Islamic society. See the difference you are making on the ground as you visit multiple projects and also a refugee camp.
MIDDLE EAST | Muskathlon Trip
4 – 14 October 2018
Looking for a challenging run or ride in a location rich in biblical history?
Muskathlon is a challenging run, ride or hike in an iconic location – this year it will be held in Jordan. You will meet persecuted believers, visit refugee camps, speak with local pastors from Syria, Christians from Iraq and you’ll partner with the Lebanese church in providing aid and assistance for refugees & persecuted Christians. You’ll spend a day with children and deliver Knot Forgotten toys. You’ll get a glimpse of what it looks like to live in a country that is number 21 on the World Watch List. Find out more and register your interest here.
NORTH AFRICA | Church Leaders’ Trip
4 - 16 October 2018
Are you eager to connect your church to the persecuted church on a whole new level?
If you’re in leadership at your church, then travel with our Church Engagement Manager to a country that has faced persecution for over 2,000 years. Be an encouragement to believers and church leaders who face constant pressure from society and violence from Islamic extremists.
SOUTH ASIA | Encouragement Trip
31 October - 9 November 2018
Do you want to strengthen believers facing extreme persecution?
We are inviting Frontline Partners to come with us to a country that is becoming more and more restricted for Christians. You will have the opportunity to meet and encourage Christians in a country where life is extremely difficult for those who leave the national religion. Hear their testimonies, pray with them, and, if possible, visit a project to see the impact you are making on the ground.
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"My time with persecuted Christians was incredible. God used it to grow my faith in Him as I stepped out of my comfort zone."
– Steve Kryger, Traveller to Iraq
What can I expect on the trip?
Open Doors trips are life-changing. You can expect to be challenged in your faith, inspired by the people you meet, and motivated to pray. You may also be pushed outside your comfort zone, as you step into an unfamiliar culture and environment. But know that God is at work and that your presence makes a difference!
What will a typical day look like?
Each day usually starts with breakfast and team devotions, followed by the day’s program (a combination of travelling, meeting believers, visiting churches, praying, and tourist activities). The day ends with dinner and a short debrief, where you will also be told of the plans for the next day. Where time allows, you will also have some free time throughout the trip. Trips generally run for around 5 - 12 days, depending on where you travel.
Who can go on Open Doors trips?
Trips are available to Open Doors Frontline Partners, who have supported us for a long time or a little. This is an opportunity for you to see the impact you’re having by supporting the persecuted church. We’re also inviting church leaders and pastors to meet the persecuted church first hand. It’s a life-changing experience for anyone in leadership to meet with underground churches and secret believers.
"A visitor prayed for me and I felt relieved of all the problems I was battling with, I could feel God speaking to me and encouraging me."
– Kanta from North India