UNDERGROUND Youth & Student Ministry

UNDERGROUND is the youth initiative / division of Open Doors South Africa. Our vision is to inform young people about Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ and to mobilise them to support the persecuted Church through praying, giving, writing, serving and telling others about their plight.

UNDERGROUND is committed to inspiring South African youth to live out Philippians 1:21 –“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” – by remembering our persecuted brothers and sisters.


What can I do?

OK, so you've heard of the reality of persecution against Christians. Your heart has been touched by their testimonies. But, what now? What can you do to support them?

Here are some ways you can help UNDERGROUND support and encourage persecuted Christians:

  • Pray for persecuted Christians at your yUse our Youth Leader Resource videosouth group, church or school.
  • Invite a speaker to come and share about persecuted Christians.
  • Write a letter or make a card to encourage a persecuted Christian.
  • Follow UNDERGROUND on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Travel with us to a closed country and meet persecuted Christians.  
  • Sign up for our free UNDERGROUND newsletter. 
  • Use our Youth Leader Resource videos

 Events and Projects?

You can participate in the following UNDERGROUND events and projects:



Download and read the latest UNDERGROUND Newsletters:


    The Cost - Winter  2017

 For more information about how you can support persecuted Christians, please e-mail undergroundsa@od.org