Pray for the Persecuted Church

2023 World Watch List

Do not forsake our brothers and sisters!

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Four countries in which C4C serves made the 30th annual World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where it is most dangerous and difficult to be a Christian. Worldwide, 1 in 7 Christians live in nations with high levels of persecution or discrimination, including 2 in 5 believers in Asia and 1 in 5 in Africa.

2022 World Watch List

Persecution’s growing severity

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One in seven Christians worldwide faces persecution for following Jesus. Afghanistan replaced North Korea as the worst place to be a believer on the 2022 World Watch List. But Open Doors ministry gives us the 50 hardest countries in which to be a Christian.

Praying for persecuted places

Project Prayer 2021

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We are starting February with a short prayer series focusing on countries on the World Watch List in which Climbing For Christ serves – Pakistan (at No. 5), India (No. 10), Turkey (No. 25), Nepal (No. 34), and Indonesia (No. 47).

2020 World Watch List

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Most dangerous places Open Doors, a ministry that serves the persecuted church, uses data from field workers to analyze and quantify global persecution. This results in the annual World Watch List. Countries are “ranked by the severity of persecution of Christians, calculated by analyzing th...

2019 World Watch List

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‘Every part suffers’ By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ 245 million Christians live in the 50 countries (colored) where it’s most dangerous to follow Jesus. (Map by Open Doors) The great missionary Paul wrote, “If one part suffers, every part suffe...

2018 World Watch List

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The normalcy of persecution A Nepali brother looks into unreached areas on Mission: Nepal 2017. Nepal vaulted to 25th on the 2018 World Watch List after having been unmentioned a year ago. This is because of the passage of anti-conversion laws. Pray for the boldness of the world&rsquo...

2017 World Watch List

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Living in a world of hate North Korea is called “the worst place on earth for Christians.” For the 16th consecutive year, Open Doors – a ministry that serves the persecuted church – ranked North Korea as the most oppressive place for Christians on its 2017 World Watch List. ...

IDOP 2016

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Persecution and C4C By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ I was returning from Mission: Nepal in April 2014. As soon as my 14-hour flight from Dubai touched down at JFK, I turned on my phone. Emails poured in. One was from a Climbing For Christ member and minis...

2016 World Watch List

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Persecution goes from worse to worst Open Doors, a ministry that serves the persecuted church, noted last year that 2014 had been an unprecedented year for global persecution of Christians and predicted 2015 would be worse. In releasing the 2016 World Watch List, Open Doors stated: “Chris...
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