Podcast: The World Watch List Edition - Episode 3

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By Beth Westwood | 11 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.

Podcast: The World Watch List Edition


Episode 3 Overview

In this episode…

Mike Gore and James Kozina share the World Watch List for 2018 - a highly accredited, indexed ranking of the top 50 hardest places on earth to follow Jesus. 

  • Get an inside look at North Korea and Afghanistan, as well as other World Watch List toppers.
  • Learn about trends in persecution - including the rise of Islamic extremism and radical Hinduism.
  • We ask what life will look like in the future, for Christians in Australia.
  • How you can join the movement and make a difference for persecuted Christians worldwide.



Download your copy of the World Watch List 2018 Map now.

Find out about our Frontline Partner program and how we can support the persecuted church from Australia.



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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.