“At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.” —Colossians 4:3-4
Many of the world’s least-reached peoples live in geopolitical nations where political and religious restrictions deter Gospel access. Nevertheless, courageous Christians are still sharing the Good News of Jesus in even the most difficult places!
Iran, for example, is one of the top ten nations where it is most difficult to follow Jesus, according to Open Doors’ World Watch List. Yet, the underground church in Iran is one of the fastest-growing churches in the world. Frontier Fellowship partners work tirelessly to print Bibles translated into Farsi, which helps support the incredible growth of the Iranian Church.
Last year, one brave Iranian couple loaded their minivan to the brim with Farsi-language Bibles. They traveled for weeks at a time visiting house churches, praying with new followers of Jesus, encouraging church leaders and leaving Bibles with people desperate for Good News. They were in constant danger of being discovered, arrested or potentially killed, but they were undeterred in their desire to share the hope of Christ. No political nation can contain the Gospel message or prevent it from being shared.
Explore the World Watch List. Ask God to open doors to nations that are currently restricting access to the message of Christ. Pray for Christians in these nations who risk their lives to share the Gospel.