“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”
There are more Christians in Africa than in anywhere else in the world. And yet, according to the most recent Open Doors research, a conservative estimate is that 95% of the Christians killed in 2022 for their faith were killed in sub-Saharan Africa – the vast majority of them in Nigeria. The violence against Christians across sub-Saharan Africa is simply unthinkable.
But the world hasn’t noticed.
Even worse: The world’s Christians haven’t noticed.
The Arise Africa campaign aims to change this, with God’s help.
This year, the campaign begins with a focus on Christian youth from West Africa, titled “AS ONE”. For the next four years, we will stand with Christians across sub-Saharan Africa to remind them they aren’t forgotten – that their resilience for Jesus matters to us.
God’s help is on the way – and the Church in Africa is rising to meet Him, embracing His light even as the “thick darkness is over the peoples”. You and we have a chance to join God in this mighty work.
Join us as one Body in Christ as we stand up to violent persecution with the Church in Africa.
STAND UP AS ONE CHURCH TO VIOLENT PERSECUTION IN AFRICA.
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
One way we can stand up to violent persecution in sub-Saharan Africa is by praying for our family of faith in the region.
Join us from 29 May to 5 June to be part of our Arise Africa’s week of prayer for our family in the region. Sign up below to receive your free prayer guide to help you pray for persecuted believers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Do you long to be with our family suffering for our faith in Africa? This year, you have an opportunity to encourage your family in faith in person!
Join us in fellowship and uplift our persecuted family by going on a trip with Open Doors
DESTINATION DATES PURPOSE
CENTRAL EAST AFRICA 26 JULY – 1 AUGUST PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT
NORTH EAST AFRICA 17 – 24 SEPTEMBER PRAYER & ENCOURAGEMENT
Trip applications are limited, so contact us today to book your space. Send an email now to sign up: [email protected]
“Do your best to come to me quickly.”
2 Timothy 4:9
Help us raise awareness for our family of faith in sub-Saharan Africa by joining us as a church ambassador for this campaign as we support our family on our continent of Africa.
You will be the go-to person at your church for everything on our Arise Africa campaign. Keeping the church up to date with the latest stories, resources, and campaigns to enable them to pray and take action.
What is expected of you?
- Commit to serving as a church Ambassador for the duration of the campaign.
- Familiarise yourself with the campaign’s content and goals.
- Stay updated with campaign developments.
- Share information in your local faith community.
- Inspire change and prayer for the persecuted Church in Africa.
All you need is a heart for our persecuted family, the eagerness to make a difference and the rest we will supply. Please complete the form below to submit your application.
If you have any questions, contact Sonja at [email protected].