Join the Blackout by signing up and you’ll get access to a bunch of downloads to help you go screen free.
Stash away the smart phone, lock up the Xbox, turn off the TV! Shut down anything with a screen to stand with silenced and unseen persecuted Christians.
Set up a JustGiving page or use the sponsor form we send you to raise money to support projects restoring hope, dignity and value to persecuted Christian women and girls. Use our resources to reflect, pray and tell others what you are doing and why!
Set a target and see what your money could achieve…
Spend up to 48 hours going screen free! Sign up now, kick-start your fundraising by setting up a Justgiving page and share it with your friends and family. Wait until your Blackout pack arrives and then post a photo of you and your pack on your Instagram telling the world that you’re joining the Blackout. We guarantee your friends and family will be rallying around to support you – and they might even join the challenge too!
Going screen free could be a bit lonely on your own so encourage your youth group, CU, small group or even church to Blackout with you! We’ve produced some special leader downloads to help you scale up Blackout. Set up a prayer room, run a prayer event and spend time together doing some real life social networking. And of course, you can still get sponsored – set up a group Justigiving page and ask your friends, family and church to support you!
Semira and her mum live in Eritrea. Recently, Semira’s dad was arrested for attending an illegal prayer meeting. He’s been imprisoned and has been given no release date. As her dad was working to support the family, Semira’s mum was left with no income, finding it hard to pay rent. But despite threats and intimidation, Semira hasn’t given up on Jesus. Her mum explains.
“She was given three warnings from the school for sharing her faith and she was told not to talk to any children even during school breaks.
“One day some of her fellow students threw rocks at her and she got hit in the stomach. They regularly tell her that she doesn’t deserve to be their friend. Sometimes they also throw rocks at the house.”
“My daughter is never scared of the persecution anymore Even if they keep hurting her physically, she doesn’t care. She always says, ‘God won’t let me down. I am ready until death to follow Him.’”
Thanks to support from Open Doors, Semira’s mum has been able to start up a small business and bring in some income to provide stability for the family.
Join the Blackout to help others like Semira and her mum who know the cost of following Jesus.
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.