Date:                         January 1, 2023


For 50 years, Open Doors USA has supported persecuted Christians living in places where it’s the most dangerous to follow Jesus. And as I look ahead to the next 50 years, I believe the needs of our persecuted family will be even more urgent.  

We need a larger vision to mobilize courageous Christians like you to support our persecuted family in new and life-changing ways that will expand God’s Kingdom for the next 50 years.

That’s why, as of January 1, our name is now Global Christian Relief.

Our vision for Global Christian Relief (GCR) is to create the most extensive, covert network serving persecuted Christians, from North Korea and Iran to Afghanistan and Sudan and everywhere God’s people are threatened, vulnerable or alone. 

Our goal at Global Christian Relief is simple: to meet the needs of millions of persecuted believers so they can be a light for the gospel in their communities and advance the Great Commission.

We’re so thankful for your collaboration and partnership in this critical mission. The time to stand with our persecuted family in the most dangerous places to follow Jesus is right now.

We’ll have more to announce in the weeks to come. In the meantime, please check out, where you can read and watch the stories of persecuted Christians and find out how your prayers and gifts can help. But for now, we are simply grateful for the chance to continue to bless persecuted Christians alongside you. 

Thank you for joining us as we continue to bless persecuted Christians worldwide—and let them know they are never forgotten.

Thank you and happy New Year!