Podcast: The Making Of The World Watch List - Episode 2

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By Beth Westwood | 2 January 2018

Open Doors LIVE is a brand new, monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore and James Kozina. 

This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life changing stories, accurate updates on events and trends in persecution and biblically based discussion.


Episode 2 Overview

In this episode…

Mike interviews a friend of the ministry, Wybo Nicolai. He’s had over 30 years of experience in the field, including 5 years in the Soviet Union and 16 years in the Middle East. He also happens to be the creator of the World Watch List. 

  • Get an inside look at the making of the World Watch List - including trends and the rise of radical Hinduism.
  • How our CEO walks the line between wisdom and taking risks.
  • How to deal with stories of trauma from the persecuted church.
  • What happens when God calls you to go, but might not call you to come back. 



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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.

James Kozina oversees Church Engagement across Australia & New Zealand. He regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church. 

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.