As the new year begins, we look back to see what Christmas was like for the persecuted church. For many believers, this Christmas was a time of increased persecution.
Marqos and his family lived in a small coastal city in Egypt.
Pastor Edward from Damascus shares what Christmas is like for the church in Syria.
Sydney woman Katie Graham was arrested a month ago in the small Nepalese town of Gularia, not far from the border of India.
Christians in Egypt suffered from a second bus attack in under two years on the desert road to a monastery in Minya, south of Cairo.
Elijah* faced persecution since he was in the womb. He grew up in a family of strong Buddhists in Myanmar. His grandfather was the local sorcerer.
The devastating earthquake and tsunami have claimed the lives of around 2,000 people and more than 70,000 people have been forced from their homes to temporary shelters. Open Doors is working to support the church in affected areas, and you can be a part of it.
In Egypt, Christians are seeking your prayers. But what they’re asking you to pray may not be what you expect. In this country, which ranks 17 on the World Watch List, the church is praying a bold prayer.