After much prayer and discussion, the Open Doors International and Global Christian Relief boards agreed to separate in October 2022. You can read their joint statement here
Over the years, the two ministries developed different ministry models and strategies to generate awareness, prayer and support for the persecuted church. The U.S. leadership team has created its own infrastructure and fieldwork, independent
from the global Open Doors network.
As a result, there are two organizations working independently to support persecuted Christians where there was one before.
Open Doors continues to raise support and prayer in the U.S. through a new office fully dedicated to the mission and vision of its founder, Brother Andrew. Open Doors supports the world's largest covert network serving the persecuted church in
more than 70 countries, forged over 68 years of courageous service. Open Doors is expanding this network to support the needs of increasing numbers of persecuted Christians.
Global Christian Relief continues to support persecuted Christians by delivering on-the-ground emergency relief for suffering believers and providing long-term support for the church in some of the most dangerous countries to follow Jesus, like
Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Syria, Burkina Faso and so many more. Leveraging GCR's 50 years of experience, their vision is to create a movement of prayer and support for the suffering church to fuel the Great Commission.
For more information about Open Doors U.S.
, visit www.OpenDoorsUS.org
For more information about Global Christian Relief
, visit www.globalchristianrelief.org