Use your small change to See. Change…

By Dan Etheridge

Leah was taken because she is a girl. She remains in captivity because she’s a Christian.

In February 2018, 15 year-old Leah Sharibu was taken from her school in Northern Nigeria, along with over 100 other girls by gunmen from an Islamic extremist group. After a month, the girls that were still alive were released, all except one – Leah.

Leah wasn’t released because she refused to give up her faith. She chose Jesus over freedom.

Across the world Christian women and girls are doubly at risk: targeted for being female, persecuted for being a Christian. This is a hidden problem. Open Doors’ vision is that every woman who is persecuted for her faith and gender is seen, valued and empowered to reach her God-given potential. And that’s why we want you to get a See. Change. money box. Use your small change to help us See. Change.

Pop your small change in the money box every few days and fill it up to help raise funds for projects restoring dignity, hope and value!

Order your See. Change with your Small Change money box using the form…

See what your small change could achieve:

Every £9 could provide a monthly food pack to keep a Nigerian widow and her family alive*.
Every £26 could provide persecution survival training for a woman in India, training her in a biblical response to persecution and helping her to understand her legal rights*.

Order your See. Change with your Small Change money box using the form…

Other ideas to help you fill up your money box

A sponsored challenge: Go silent for half a day, run, walk or cycle 10K, do a swimathon, shave your hair… the choice is yours. Download a sponsorship form to help you collect funds here…

Do odd jobs for a small fee: Wash cars, clean the windows, cut the grass or baby sit for a neighbour. What could you do?

Bake off: Cook up some tasty treats and sell them to your mates or at the end of a church service to raise some funds.

Blackout: Our sponsored digital fast for persecuted, silenced Christians. Find out more here…

Order your See. Change with your Small Change money box using the form…

*Any excess funds from this appeal will be used to support persecuted Christians in other countries where there is urgent need.

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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