Opening locked doors.

7am on a cold winter morning. Standing outside a closed front door in my running gear; a sinking feeling knowing the key is in the lock on the inside. I grab the emergency key I keep in a safe place. An arrow prayer. The doors opens which hadn’t happened in similar crises. Hallelujah!

Open Doors! Hope in seemingly impossible situations. Where it doesn’t seem possible brave people bring help to those who most need it around the world. Prayer and resources are key to making this happen.

And to you, dear reader, may God give you wisdom, resources and faith to deal with any closed doors in your own situation. I don’t know what you are facing but with Him nothing is impossible .

So, looking ahead into advent and thinking of activities and fund raising….Yesterday was National Giving Day. Missed it! …But, I literally only have a handful of calendars left. I have set myself the challenge of reading the 24 chapters of Luke’s Gospel over the 24 days of advent. But I started to think of other little advent challenges and this is over to you to see if it sparks any interest. Is anyone out there willing to sponsor any of the following:

*Any Christmas carol or song of your choice-I will post a link of a youtube clip of this.

*A Christmas cracker joke?!

On a more serious note any gifts you give this advent could help persecuted young people and children receive a present when they most need to be remembered. £22 would get a Bible to a persecuted believer; £26 gives one person trauma care; £70 helps Colombia Children’s Centre care for and educate the children of persecuted church leaders. Each gift unlocks a door to hope.

To find out more about Open Doors Christmas resources go to


Published by adrian60

Turning 60 is a door to a new decade. I want to use these years positively, starting with the next one. So I want it to be a year of trying different things as well as familiar one and to do a couple of challenges. 60 things at 60 with the aim of raising £6 000 for the charity Open Doors, serving persecuted Christians around the world, many who live with very little. Would you be part of the adventure with me?

2 thoughts on “Opening locked doors.

  1. Some of my most favourite lines in any carol are ‘Oh holy child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray, cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today….and ending with the plea..’O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel. ‘ I love it!!
    If any person genuinely prays those words from the heart, calling out to the Lord, then He will indeed bring His Salvation and His own presence into that persons life. May many more pray like that, this Christmas.
    so could I request…Oh Little town of Bethlehem please Ade. Thank you!


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