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Testimonies of Discipleship Training for Secret Believers

Open Doors has developed special training courses for secret believers and the impact of those courses is wonderful. These are some of the testimonies that we have received from those who have been a part of our discipleship training programs.

“I am the only Christian in my family. This makes it difficult for me. When I first became a Christian, I was very open and enthusiastic. I could not stop telling everybody about Jesus and invited many people to my house to talk about Him. It did not take a lot of time before people got offended. I then got arrested by the police and spent two months in jail for my faith.  


“What I loved about this training is that I finally learned about the truth. In Iran I had learned many things, but some of these would speak against each other. I also like to learn about the concept of sin. Not just what is a sin, but the broader perspective. This made a huge impact on me and my daily life.” 


“Before coming to the training I had a big problem. I saw ‘things’ that were very scary, like dark creatures in my bedroom. I could see them walking around. Sometimes these happenings would have a bad influence on me and I got depressed. The trainers talked to me about this and advised me what to do. What to pray before entering the room, what to pray next, and so on. This helped very well. I did all of this after coming home and since that time the creatures are gone and the problems have been solved, it is over. I am so happy about that.”  


“Also for me the big influence of training was the concept of sin. To know what is sin, the explanation of how it started and what it means for us today. Not just to talk about individual sins and sinners, but the total concept of it, to be away from God. That really helped me.” 


“I am the only one in the group who was brought up in a Christian home, I am a genuine Christian Background Believer (CBB). Growing up in a Christian home, I knew the Bible well, and knew all the stories. The training helped me putting all the separate stories together. It showed a line in the Bible, that I had not seen before. I learned how to find different Bible verses with the same meaning. This opens a way for giving service to people, helping them in a better way. I see a big need for good teachers and leaders. We have a need for more interaction, discussions and meetings with people. A week like this is so good to just be able to discuss matters and learn from each other.”  




Sorry it has been a while since I last posted. I’ve been rethinking the purpose of this blog, wanting to go in a new direction but not sure where to go. After a week of praying, thinking and discussing with some fellow bloggers, I’ve got a better idea of how I want to use this blog to serve the body of Christ.

Originally, this blog was to remain anonymous and objective. It was really just meant to pass on information about the persecuted church, without any sort of personal opinion, testimonials or emotions. But that got old pretty quickly. What is the point of that? If people want news about the persecuted church there are various websites and newsources they can go to. People read blogs because they like to hear other people’s opinions and stories. The point of this blog should not be to spew news information that Open Doors puts out, but to put a face and feelings to the organization.

The blog still seeks to educate people about the persecuted church and encourage people to pray and get involved. But I’m no longer going to be afraid to insert my opinion, share personal revelations and things I’m learning from working at Open Doors and I will be sharing lots of stories and personal testimonies from anyone in the office, and around the world, who will give them to me. Checkout the new pages and profile section, and get ready for lots more posts. Without any further ado, let the remodel of Rooted Pereseverance begin.

The purpose of the blog

To EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN and ENCOURAGE. To be a voice to those who have none, a voice that is LOUDER than their persecution, oppression and pain. A righteous voice that is LOUDER than the enemy.

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