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World Watch Weekly

23
Sep 2020

Prayer Requests: Church Attacks And Released Prisoners

Listen in to hear some of the most recent prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world so you can be praying for very specific situations. We'll share requests from India, Laos, Vietnam and Eritrea. 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

16
Sep 2020

Pyramid Scheme: The Persecution of Egypt’s Christians

Christianity has a long history in Egypt, but it also has a long history of being persecuted there. In this episode, you'll learn about some of the types of persecution facing Egyptian Christians, but you'll also hear about their incredible boldness to share the gospel and to forgive those who have wronged them. Listen in and find out how you can pray with your brothers and sisters in Egypt.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

9
Sep 2020

Hope for the Middle East

Christianity has been disappearing from Iraq. Since 2003, the number of Christians has decreased by 87%. And if something isn't done, Christianity could disappear entirely. Listen in to find out what you can do to help and how you can pray for our Iraqi brothers and sisters. 

To send an email to your Member of Parliament (Canada only) to advocate for Christians in the Middle East, visit www.opendoorca.org/Hope4ME2020

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

2
Sep 2020

Sandy Beaches and Immense Pressure

The Maldives is a country of beautiful white sand and crystal-clear water, but it's also a country of immense pressure for Christians. To be a citizen of the Maldives, you must be Muslim and any deviation of that will result in persecution. Take a few moments to learn more about the Maldives and how you can pray for this beautiful island nation.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

26
Aug 2020

Using a Business to Support Persecuted Christians

As a high school student, Kezia decided to use one of her projects to support missions. out of that was born Highs and Lows Bracelets. A few years later and know Kezia is committed to supporting our persecuted family through her business. Listen in to our conversation and hear more about why highs and Lows Bracelets is supporting our persecuted family and the difference that has made in Kezia's faith journey. 

Check out Highs and Lows Bracelets on the web at www.highsandlowsbracelets.com or on Instagram @highsandlowsbracelets.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

Subscribe to World Watch Weekly podcast via iTunesPodBean, or Spotify.

*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

19
Aug 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Persecuted Church

We've all had to deal with the effects by COVID-19, but our persecuted family has been disproportionately affected. Christians are often put to the back of the line when it comes to relief and aid distribution. Other Christians have been stuck in lock-down with their persecutors. We'll share a few examples and take time to pray for our persecuted family. 

To send a note of encouragement to Nadine visit https://www.opendoorsca.org/write/ or email it to encourage@odcan.org

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

12
Aug 2020

How the Persecuted Church can Change Your Perspective

Growing up in a Canadian Christian context forms your understanding of what it means to be a Christian. However, learning about the experiences of the persecuted church can help change your perspective. On this episode we talk with Holly Stiller, an Open Doors Canada volunteer, about how reading the stories of persecuted Christians has challenged her faith and changed the way she prays.

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

Get in touch with us at podcast@odcan.org.

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*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

5
Aug 2020

Violence Continues Against Nigeria’s Christians

Christians in Nigeria face high levels of violence for their faith. In this episode, we talk with a colleague who works with our Sub-Saharan Africa team. She'll tell us why women face so much violent persecution in Nigeria, she'll share about the resilience of our Nigerian brothers and sisters, and more. You don't want to miss this interview.

 

Read the Gendered Persecution Report by Open Doors by clicking here

 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

 

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

 

Send us your questions to podcast@odcan.org.

 

Subscribe to World Watch Weekly podcast via iTunesPodBean, or Spotify.

 

*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

29
Jul 2020

The Church in the Heartland of Islam

In the heartland of Islam, Jesus continues to call men and women to himself. But life is very difficult for Christians in Saudi Arabia and the church is struggling. We'll share three stories of Saudi believers that show how God is calling people to himself, but also exemplify the struggles of the church. And, of course, you'll hear how you can be praying for our persecuted family in Saudi Arabia.  

 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

 

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

 

Send us your questions to podcast@odcan.org.

 

Subscribe to World Watch Weekly podcast via iTunesPodBean, or Spotify.

 

*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

22
Jul 2020

Is There Hope for Syria’s Disappearing Church?

The church in Syria has been devastated by years of civil war and persecution. Listen in as we talk about why there is hope for the church in Syria even as their numbers have dropped drastically in the last decade. You'll hear how the church in Syria is responding to the devastation and the story of how Alya* came to know Christ in Syria. 

 

Download a copy of the 2020 World Watch List at www.opendoorsca.org/world-watch-list/about-persecution

 

Find more resources to pray for the persecuted church at www.opendoorsca.org/get-involved/pray/

 

Send us your questions to podcast@odcan.org.

 

Subscribe to World Watch Weekly podcast via iTunesPodBean, or Spotify.

 

*Names of persecuted Christians may be changed for security purposes*

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