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#1suffersallsuffer how long can you plank challenge

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Open Doors

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We support persecuted Christians to survive in places of extreme hostility


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Across the world, the spread of coronavirus is having a devastating effect. Lockdown means that many Christians no longer have income and can’t buy food. On top of this, Christians are often ignored when official aid is distributed. They desperately need our help today and we’d like to help in this by supporting the Open Doors charity in their work especially at this time.

Founded by a young dutchman who became known as Brother Andrew, Open Doors is a Christian charity active for over 50years working in areas of the world where Chrstians are persecuted and unable to practice their faith or have access to BIbles and training. 

This has developed into providing literacy training and, in 1998, Open Doors launched its first major relief project - ‘Operation Daily Bread’ - to fly in food and supplies to remote areas of war-torn southern Sudan. 

Today Open Doors provides relief aid, livelihood support and community development projects for hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world. If you’d like to find out more here’s a link to the Open Doors website 

Here are a couple of quotes about how the current crisis is affecting thousands and in particular Chrstian communities because they are often discriminated against in many societies:

“Most church members are daily wage labourers,” says Rahul*, an Open Doors partner in India. “No work for the day means no food for the day. We have a plan to reach out to those who are truly starving. Can Open Doors please help?”                                                                                          

Open Doors is reaching some of those affected, but much, much more needs to be done.                                                                                                

"I saw men, women and children crying of hunger; it’s tragic," says an Open Doors partner in Syria. "We’re in dire need of funds to support a larger number of families. We’ve helped 80 families, but the number of needy families is much higher."

These verses from 1 Corinthians 12 in the Bible are used by Open Doors almost as a mission statement and they are the basis for our challenge hashtag #1suffersallsuffer                                                                         

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”                                                                                          

So our challenge Hashtag is #1suffersallsuffer

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Open Doors

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RCN 1125684
Open Doors provides practical support like food, medicine, housing, clean water and education as well as micro-loans to start businesses to persecuted Christians worldwide. We also provide Bibles, Christian literature, training, literacy programmes and trauma training. We work in over 50 countries.

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