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1 million Christian kids persecuted, according to Brother Andrew’s Open Doors

In China, it is illegal to teach a child about Jesus

More than 1 million Christian children are victims of persecution worldwide, according to the international support group Open Doors.

“Children often pay a high price for their own faith or for the fact that their parents are faithfully following Jesus,” says Makus Rode, head of the Open Doors operation in Germany.


In such countries as North Korea, Laos, Sudan and Burma, he said, children watch as “their parents are shot and killed in front of their eyes.” In countries such as Pakistan, Egypt and India, “many children suffer of poverty because they are of a Christian family,” he noted.

Mug shots of Coptic Christian girls missing in Egypt


It is not uncommon for Christian children to be snatched from their parents.

In Egypt and Iran, there are increased numbers of reports of Christian teenage girls being abducted and forced to “marry” Muslim men, often who have multiple wives. The girls’ parents are told the girls ran away from home, voluntarily converted to Islam and wish no contact with their families. In both countries, police seldom intervene.

CLICK HERE to read how Pakistani Christians must teach their kids not to violate that country’s notorious blasphemy laws

In Egypt at least two churches were burned down in the last six months because of false rumors that such girls had been rescued by their Christian families and had taken refuge in the churches.


In Malaysia, 15-year-old Noviana Malewa is scarred for life after she and three teenage friends were ambushed on their way to a Christian school by Muslim extremists. Three of the girls were beheaded and died at the scene. Noviana alone survived. The attackers bragged in the media of their action against the four Christians.

Noviana Malewa

Open Doors was founded in 1955 by Brother Andrew, bestselling author of God’s Smugger. Today it is a non-denominational Christian mission supporting persecuted Christian believers in more than 45 countries.


 Brother Andrew, a native of the Netherlands who turned 82 years old last week, was born Andries van der Bijl. He is credited with bringing in millions of Bibles to “closed” countries, particularly to Communist countries before the fall of the Soviet Union. In 1981, Open Doors delivered one million contraband Chinese bibles in one night to a beach in the village of Gezhou, China.

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posted May 20, 2011 at 12:00 am

We need to pray to God for the protection of our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. Frankly, reading this get me angry. The U.S. panders to everyone giving them money and aide, but Our fellow Christians suffer and die everyday. It’s my hope and prayer,that God avenges every one of his children, too many bad things happen to good people and bad seem to keep getting away with it. I know we should pray for enemies, but I’ve been on the short end too long and Hope my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ turns the tables soon.

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posted May 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Provoke God more and get Disasters on Earth He is the creator of all He loves all people and He made known to them who love Him, All the Spirits in the human body cannot tolerate certain level of harm or injustice because they can sense something is wrong, How much God can sense His people who love Him, Sin and Hate brings all evil, Love brings all Good…Persecuted Innocent are paid by God, The pain the Victim took will be given back on earth or after death in hell.

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posted May 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I always read your articles, about Persecuted Christians. This is a good public service to let people know what is going on in the world. This is News you don’t get on your local TV networks!!This Problem with these Satanic governments, like China, Iran, India, Japan are shocking and sickening. Everyone should pray that these Christians individuals and families should have some way to escape from this. To see what is happening to these children is horrible.These Arab men who kidnap young girls are worse than scum!! I cannot believe that our Government goes all out to help these awful governments at the American taxpayer’s expense!!!The last president was bad enough, but this one is much, much worse!!AMERICAN CITIZENS–WISE UP, OR WE ALL BE IN THE SAME BOAT.Who will help us then???I!! am praying it won’t get this far!!

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posted May 17, 2011 at 10:07 am

This is how most Muslim countries “follow” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, while blaming Israel (the only democracy that respects human rights) for apartheid. Hypocrisy of Muslim countries is amazing… They should be all kicked out from UN for not following civilized behavior that we cherish in the West, individual liberty of thoughts and religion.

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