Open Doors is urging Christians in the United States to email Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhou Whenzong to express their concern over the status of believers, especially Shi, including lack of access to medical care and medicines, adequate clothing, visitation rights for his family and a fair and prompt trial. To send an email and for more information, go to http://www.opendoorsusa.org/
Open Doors is looking for prayer warriors to host a special prayer event in their church or small group during the Games Aug. 8-24 with Open Doors offering resources in the "Get-Set-Pray" kit. The materials can be downloaded from the Open Doors Website.
Please especially pray for the meeting between President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao this weekend in Beijing. President Bush will bring up concerns over China's poor human rights record.
An estimated 100 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Christ, with more millions facing discrimination and alienation. Open Doors supports and strengthens believers in the world's most difficult areas through Bible and Christian literature distribution, leadership training and assistance, Christian community development, prayer and presence ministry and advocacy on behalf of suffering believers.