Walk with your family in India
Walk With Them this summer as you journey with your brothers and sisters in India. Connect with your persecuted family as you learn their stories, become inspired by their perseverance and pray with them for change, hope and peace.
About the challenge
The idea is simple. Go on a sponsored walk to bring urgent Covid relief aid to Christians in India. Choose your location, and your distance. Walk alone, with friends, your youth group or even your whole church.
Sign up to get access to our simple one page planning guide, plus a Walk guide with stories, prayers, reflections and actions you can undertake during your walk.
It’s easy to join in, just follow these steps
- Sign up to join the challenge
- Plan your walk (choose a distance and location)
- Join the team fundraising page on Justgiving
- Spread the word
- Get walking
What about a walk relay?
You could even do a walk relay as part of a youth group and try and walk a serious amount of miles over the course of a summer! Could you collectively reach one of these goals?
- 4,159 miles: the distance from London to Dehli
- 1,977 miles: the distance between the most northerly and southerly points of India
- 1,822 miles: the distance between the most easterly and westerly points of India
- 831 miles: the distance between Delhi and Mumbai, the two biggest cities in India
How you’ll be making a difference
Vinita* was savagely attacked in her own home by Hindu extremists. They burst in, shouting “Where are the Christians? We don’t want Christians here!”
“I felt that today we would not be spared,” says Vinita. Miraculously, she and other Christians all survived – but, at the hospital, doctors refused to treat them because of their faith. Thankfully, local Open Doors partners were able to get them medical care – and are helping Vinita’s family during Covid-19, as they lost their livelihood in lockdown.
Every £60 you raise could give urgent Covid relief aid and help with medical costs to a victim of violence or a believer who has lost their livelihood through the pandemic.
So, get walking.
Sign up using the form on the right (desktop) or below (mobile) to get access to the special downloads and links to what to do next!
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Other ways you can help Christians in India…
1. Email the Minister for Asia
Fill out this simple form to send a brief email (that you can edit) to the UK government’s Minister for Asia, asking him to work with other global leaders to stand up for Christians and other religious minorities in India who are facing increasing persecution. It’ll take just two minutes, but could have a big impact.
2. Download the NANO Truth or Lie session outline
We’ve written a special NANO session outline that leaders can use with youth and small groups to help them understand some of the lies that are being told about Christians in India. Includes a video story, Bible reflection and activities.