By Beth Westwood 8 April 2020

Podcast The Sri Lanka Bombings – Episode 35 – Part One

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.



Episode 35 – Part One Overview

In part one of this special Easter edition of the Open Doors Live Podcast, our field team in Asia take you back to the fateful day of the Sri Lanka bombings, and the faith that rose from the ashes of a church.

In this episode:

  • What really happened when a suicide bomber walked into Zion church on Easter Sunday
  • Why Easter is an intense time of persecution for Christians
  • Hear recorded interviews from the ground in Sri Lanka


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About The Hosts

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and has smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church.

Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. Jocelyn has travelled with the ministry and is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.

This podcast is brought to you by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand.

Open Doors began in 1955 when Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles to persecuted Christians. We now work in over 70 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. To find out what it’s like to be a Christian in the most dangerous places on the planet, check out our World Watch List.