ONE PARTNERSHIP

STRENGTHENING CHRISTIANS
WHERE FAITH COSTS THE MOST.

In 1955, as Brother Andrew sat watching thousands of delegates to the Youth Congress in Poland, God led him to Revelation 3:2: “Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.”

Brother Andrew heeded God’s call earning him the nickname “God’s Smuggler” as a result of his work to support the persecuted church. The organization continues to live out Brother Andrew’s mission, in 2019, almost 2 million Bibles and Christian books were distributed around the world.

Many have been welcomed into the Christian family by Brother Andrew and those he inspired. But unfortunately, some of our brothers and sisters live in places where the cost of being a Christian and sharing the Gospel is very high. Thankfully, Open Doors is there for some of our persecuted brothers and sisters:

In 2019:

    • 718,770 persecuted brothers and sisters benefitted from emergency relief, community development, education and medical care
    • 3,840,306 Christians were discipled, trained, mentored or counselled

“So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

When you join the One Partnership community, you faithfully stand with persecuted Christians to help them remain salt and light where they are by helping meet their immediate needs and support their efforts.

Your monthly gift through the One Partnership program will create sustainable funding that allows Open Doors to:

— meet the immediate needs of our persecuted brothers and sisters who may be in crisis or needing urgent help

— provide critical programs, such as counselling, job training and start up funds for small business to generate income

— contribute to activities like the rebuilding of church buildings or distributing bibles or other Christian materials

BENEFITS OF BELONGING FOR YOU

As you care for your brothers and sisters, we want to report on the difference you are making, engage you in efforts to protect persecuted Christians and support your own spiritual development.

The quarterly One Partnership email will provide you with access to tools and resources to be an active part of the Open Doors family. You will

— receive our Prayer Calendar, magazine, annual report,
— links to videos of interviews with family members, and updates on our work,
— opportunities to write to individuals or families experiencing persecution,
— a personal copy of the World Watch List booklet.
— Links to biblical resources and tools to help your spiritual growth and to advocate for your persecuted brothers and sisters.

You can become a part of the One Partnership community by visiting

FAQs

Funds given through the One Partnership program are used by Open Doors to support the immediate needs of our persecuted brothers and sisters who may be in crisis or needing urgent help. Additionally, these funds are used to support critical programs designed to help Christians stay in their communities by providing them with counselling, job training and start up funds to generate income as well as support for activities like the rebuilding of church buildings.

You should soon receive an email welcoming you to the One Partnership program. This will be the first of a series of quarterly “One Partnership” emails that provide you with information on the difference you are making, engage you in efforts to protect persecuted Christians and support your own spiritual development.

We can accept a variety of payment methods, including credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express), and direct debit. Credit card payment can be set up securely online. If you would like to set up a direct debit payment, please contact our office by email at opendoorsca@odcan.org or call us at (905) 636-0944.

For 65 years Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries, strengthening Christians to stand strong in the face of persecution and equipping them to shine Christ’s light in these places.

We know that some Canadians experience challenges in practicing their faith in Canada. However, we focus our efforts on grave and life-threatening persecution that occurs in other countries. To ensure that the message of hope that is contained within the Gospel is able to be shared in every country, Open Doors works to strengthen Christians where faith costs the most. Therefore, we do not raise funds to support Christians in Canada.

We know that life circumstances can change and you may need to stop your monthly donation. To do so, you can either get in touch by email at opendoorsca@odcan.org or call our office at 905-636-0944 – we’ll be glad to attend to your request.

Yes, you can. We send out annual tax receipts in February for the previous calendar year’s donations. Again, should you have any questions you can contact us by email at opendoorsca@odcan.org or call our office at 905-636-0944.