World Cup Intro

By Dan Etheridge

This World Cup blow the whistle on persecution and cheer on followers of Jesus who courageously live out their faith in places of intense hostility.

Love football? Of course you do! This summer, as you watch some of the best footballers in the world do their thing, follow one of the teams which feature on the Open Doors World Watch list (the 50 toughest places on earth to be a Christian) and kick off about the injustice and persecution millions of Christians face on a daily basis.  Check through the ideas below to ‘Pray When They Play’, hold some World Cup gatherings or even raise some funds in the process!

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.

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