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About Us

“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die.”
Happy Recipients of Bibles

Vision Statement

The purpose of Open Doors is to strengthen and equip the Body of Christ living under or facing restrictions and persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and to encourage their involvement in world evangelism.

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Where We Work

We serve persecuted Christians across the globe. We go where others do not go, and do what others do not do. Ours is not a competitive vision. If others are doing the job, we leave it to them. We want to concentrate our resources on the neediest parts of the world.

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What We Do

The persecuted Church has various needs and therefore, Open Doors serves this part of the Body in many different ways. Amongst other things we provide: Bibles and literature, ministry training, literacy courses, practical aid, presence and encouragement.

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Our History

Andrew van der Bijl, a young Dutch missionary was invited to attend a Communist Youth Festival in 1955 in Poland. In his suitcase he had a couple of Bibles meant for believers in Warsaw. What he found behind the Iron Curtain was a Church in desperate need of encouragement and Bibles. This is when God called Brother Andrew, as he is now simply known, through the words of Revelation 3:2, “…be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die.”

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Open Doors Events

Read more about Open Doors events held in your area. We provide you with the date, time and a map to find your way.


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Ways to donate

Ways to donate

Do you want to support our persecuted brothers ans sisters by means of a financial contribution? There are various ways in which you can go about...

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