Join the Blackout
Photo Courtesy of OpenDoorsYouth.org

Photo Courtesy of OpenDoorsYouth.org

From the 18th-20th November, many people around the world will be going silent on social media.

Why? Because millions of Christians are being persecuted across the world, simply for following Jesus.

It amazed me how uncomfortable I felt at the prospect of not being on social media for 48 hours made me feel. And then it hit me: some of us will be without our phones or laptops for 48 hours, and yet our brothers and sisters across the world are without homes, sanitation, food, and basic human rights for a huge proportion (if not all) of their lives. What have we got to complain about?

It’s time to stand up and make a change.

I will be dedicating this time to praying, raising awareness, donating money to Open Doors, as well as gathering signatures on a petition that will be presented in June 2017 to the new Secretary-General of the United Nations - the ONE person who has oversight over all of the issues raised. Open Doors are aiming for one million signatures, which will not only maximize the impact when presented but also send a clear message to Christians in the Middle East that they are not forgotten.

Jesus is my everything, and many of my brothers and sisters around the world would say the same. They have seen something in Jesus that means they don’t go back on their decision to follow Him; many persecuted Christians refuse to denounce their faith, even to the point of death.

If they can be that bold, then why can’t we?

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_UCtI5lH7k

More information here:

http://opendoorsyouth.org/do-something/blackout/

World Watch List 2016:

http://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/country_profiles.php

Alice is 18 and from England. She gave her life to Jesus about 5 years ago, and was baptized in July 2015. She feels that she is called to creative evangelism after receiving many prophecies from various people. She's a keen musician, photographer, writer, and speaker, and she hopes to involve all of these passions when sharing the love of Jesus to the world. She looks forward to moving to a city to attend university, engrossing herself in youth culture and wider communities.