USA (MNN) — Shockwaves are still being felt around the
world in the wake of Open Doors' seventh annual prayer vigil.
Called "Shockwave," the event last week encouraged
millions of young people around the world to pray for the persecuted
church. For half a century, Open Doors has
stood with the persecuted church, building their courage, meeting their needs,
sharing their stories and championing their faith.
The ministry also wants to establish their relationship with
young people in order to open their eyes early to the world facing believers. That's where Open Doors Underground comes
in. They brings together thousands of
young people around the world–in Brazil, South Africa, UK, France, Germany,
Switzerland, Holland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and America–to stand
beside their persecuted brothers and sisters.
They are raising awareness about the millions of Christians
who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ and to mobilizing
young people to do something about it. "Shockwave" is one event where these young Christians are urged to pray specifically for believers living in countries where extreme
persecution is reported.
Shockwave organizers encourage participants to remain active
on their knees on behalf of the unreached people in these places.