Podcast: The Saviour Of The World is Middle Eastern - Episode 31
Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors New Zealand hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.
This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.
Episode 31 Overview
Our Christmas calendars are full of family gatherings and festivities. But in the Middle East, it’s a reminder of the cost of following Christ and the impact of His birth, death and resurrection.
In this episode, join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto as they explore the original story of Christmas and what the persecuted church has to teach us about this deeply spiritual time of year.
In this episode:
- What does Christmas look like in the Middle East?
- A controversial Jesus.
- A prayer for you this Christmas.
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About The Hosts
Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors New Zealand & Australia. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and has smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.
James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA, Australia, and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church.
Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. She has worked for Open Doors for three years and looks after major partnerships and Open Doors Live. Jocelyn is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.
This podcast is brought to you by Open Doors New Zealand & Australia.
Open Doors began in 1955 when Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles to persecuted Christians. We now work in over 70 countries supporting Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. To find out what it’s like to be a Christian in the most dangerous places on the planet, check out our World Watch List.