Covid-19 Appeal

Support your persecuted family during the global coronavirus crisis

Covid-19 crisis appeal…

Across the world, the spread of coronavirus is having a devastating effect. Lockdown means that many Christians no longer have income and can’t buy food. On top of this, Christians are often ignored when official aid is distributed. They desperately need our help today. Could you raise money with the 2.6 Challenge or give financially now?

“Most church members are daily wage labourers,” says Rahul*, an Open Doors partner in India. “No work for the day means no food for the day. We have a plan to reach out to those who are truly starving. Can Open Doors please help?”

Open Doors is reaching some of those affected, but much, much more needs to be done.

“I saw men, women and children crying of hunger; it’s tragic,” says an Open Doors partner in Syria. “We’re in dire need of funds to support a larger number of families. We’ve helped 80 families, but the number of needy families is much higher.”

Can you help bring vital food to those who need it the most?

Every £14 could mean a Rapid Response team can courageously bring emergency aid to a persecuted believer.

*Name changed for security reasons

Raise money with the 2.6 Challenge!

Could you use your time during the lockdown to raise money for persecuted Christians who are in massive need because of the coronavirus? Take part in the 2.6 Challenge!

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends (remember to follow Government guidelines on how to exercise safely). Could you yodel for 26 minutes, walk 26 miles over the course of a few days or wear fancy dress for 26 hours? What could you do?

Sam and some of his friends have already raised money by running a marathon relay (26 miles) and Grace generated funds by baking 26 cakes and dropping them off on friends doorsteps. Eliza went further taking 54,000 steps in her garden, which is the equivalent of climbing Everest!

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

Choose your #TwoPointSixChallenge, then use the link below to sign up (it’s all automated through JustGiving, meaning you can send out notifications to people to encourage sponsorship too).

Covid-19 Crisis Appeal: Give now…

to provide emergency aid

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.