A Note of Thanks from Our CEO
To our supporters,
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your prayers and support for the ministry of Open Doors in New Zealand and around the world.
The number of countries scoring high to extreme levels of persecution has almost doubled over the past 30 years. And yet, supporters like you continue to rise to meet the ever-increasing need. You remind suffering believers they are not alone, and the body of Christ stands with them.
Thank you for your continued generosity, love, and support for our persecuted family. We are deeply grateful.
CEO Open Doors New Zealand and Australia
You’ve Made A Difference
New Zealanders prayed with the persecuted church.
New Zealanders supported the persecuted church through donations.
Churches partnered with the persecuted church.
Countries where you continue to strengthen the persecuted church.
How We Work In The Field
Our expert teams conduct extensive research to understand the realities of persecution on the ground, interpreting trends, and identifying regions in most need of Open Doors’ support. The World Watch List is our extensive annual report explaining the outcomes of this research.
Once we have identified the most vulnerable regions, we then work with local partners and teams on the ground to create programs. These programs are designed region by region to have the most significant impact for believers living with persecution, based on the unique needs of the local church.
This is where you come in. Supporters like you respond to the needs in a region, either through prayer or generous giving. Your support allows us to accomplish the goals of the project and makes a real impact on individuals, families, and communities.
Finances are distributed back to our programs through a well-audited process, enabling our teams and local partners to administer both short-term aid and long-term ministry. This support could look like Bible distribution, discipleship training, trauma care, and more, helping believers to see they are not alone.
STANDING WITH THE CHURCH FINANCIALLY
At Open Doors, we take our mission seriously
– to strengthen the body of Christ around the world, and support those Christians who are most persecuted.
Excellent financial stewardship of the resources given to us is integral to that mission.
This is a breakdown of where we invested your generous donations in 2022.