- Mark your calendars - Here's a press release you and your church should be aware of:
Christians Urged to Pray for Persecuted Believers
Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Director, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Open Doors, an international Christian ministry which supports and strengthens persecuted believers, is calling on Christians to pray for over 200 million suffering Christians during the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) on Sunday, Nov. 11.
During that day churches around the United States will focus on prayer and support for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. IDOP is one of the largest prayer events in the world and has heightened awareness of persecuted Christians since its inception in 1996.
Because of persecution and suffering that Muslim Background Believers – those who convert from Islam to Christianity – face daily, Open Doors USA has made these hundreds of thousands of "Secret Believers" the focus of this year's IDOP.