Open Doors

Open Doors is an international non-profit ministry that endeavors to support and strengthen persecuted Christians around the world. As this is an international ministry, Open Doors have ministries spread out in 25 countries around the World. In this blog post we will link to Open Doors South Africa, however, if you are from another country you can access another branch of their ministry from the Open Doors International website.

Open Doors South Africa‘s mission statement is as follows:

To strengthen and equip the body of Christ living under or facing restriction and persecution because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and to encourage their involvement in world evangelism by:

1. Providing Bibles and literature, media, leadership training, socioeconomic development and through intercessory prayer;

2. Preparing the body of Christ living in threatened or unstable areas to face persecution and suffering; and

3. Educating and mobilising the body of Christ living in the free world to identify with threatened and persecuted Christians and to be actively involved in assisting them.

We do so because we believe when one member suffers, all members suffer with that member (1 Corinthians 12:26), all doors are open and God enables His Body to go into the entire world and to preach the Gospel.

www.opendoors.org.za

Open Doors delivers Bibles and other Christian literature, visits persecuted Christians to encourage them, disciple and train persecuted Christians and leaders, advocates for persecuted Christians and supports victims of persecution in practical ways in over 60 countries. Visit their website to learn more about the persecuted Church around the World and find out how you can support this ministry.

Open Doors World Watchlist 2020

YouVersion

YouVersion is a biblically centered ministry best know for their Bible App and Bible App for Kids.

For YouVersion, their mission is about more than only developing and distributing of mobile apps. Below is an excerpt from the ministry’s website that explains their mission.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives.

That’s why YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. It’s through these experiences we create opportunities fit for anyone’s daily routine, ultimately helping them form a spiritually-rich rhythm of seeking God intimately.

Our hope is that each person in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

https://www.youversion.com/mission/
YouVersion Bible App
Bible App for Kids

We highly recommend these apps, for both adults and kids. Head to the YouVersion and Bible App for Kids websites to learn more about these great applications.

e-Sword


e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free Bible study app. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the app. Below you’ll find a list of features that you will discover helps make Bible study both enjoyable and enriching.

https://www.e-sword.net/index.html

Download the e-Sword Bible Study application for PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad.