Podcast: Episode 42 – The Power of Thankfulness

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By Beth Westwood | 22 June 2020

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors New Zealand hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

Episode 42 - Overview

Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Gratitude is a biblical pillar for our faith. In this episode our hosts, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto, share their top tips on how to practice gratitude it daily, and how to be thankful even in suffering.

This episode also includes the story of a woman who spent 2 years locked in a shipping container for her faith.

In this episode:

  • A story from a persecuted Christian who spent 2 years in a shipping container for her faith
  • Which lessons we don’t want to forget from lockdown
  • How to thrive in both wealth and poverty.


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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 has smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James 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.

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.

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.