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Our Story

There is no way we can talk about Goshen today without talking about the organisation from which it evolved: Open Doors Singapore (ODS)

Open Doors was a legacy left behind by Brother Andrew, a Dutch Christian missionary who earned himself the name “God’s Smuggler” smuggling Bibles into communist countries during the Cold War years. He famously prayed, “Lord, make seeing eyes blind” before approaching border security with his carload of Bibles and Christian literature for believers behind the Iron Curtain. At police checkpoints, he even had his religious literature – banned in many countries he was visiting – lying in plain sight as a testament to God’s protection. Brother Andrew showed us that faith often materialises in deeds of courage.

In 1982, ODS was founded upon this same spirit of adventure, courage and reckless faith embodied by Brother Andrew. Although our scope of ministry has now widened to include a larger people group – the persecuted & afflicted church, i.e. anyone who is discriminated against for his faith, however marginally or extremely – the same heart that motivated Brother Andrew to lay down his life for his brethren continues to drive Goshen today.

THE HEART BEHIND GOSHEN


Supporting the Afflicted & Persecuted Church
Our passion is supporting the parts of the Church which have been disadvantaged for their allegiance to Christ. The name of our bi-monthly publication “STAND!” (Standing for The Afflicted church – Nurturing and Developing it!) alludes to this cause. It also represents the confidence we place in 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
Fostering a Prophetic Movement that Reaches Nations
The function of prophecy in church has traditionally been to edify its people and build their connection with God. We help sons and daughters of the Father discern His voice in its different expressions. It is this voice that highlights God’s aspirations for us, speaks His encouragement and reveals the script He had written for our lives from before the foundation of earth.


Equipping the Body of Christ for Kingdom Works
One of our goals is to provide an incubating environment for young leaders. We hope to provide a platform in which conversation with local and foreign church leaders can take place. Through our alignment with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), other Christian organisations and committed missionaries, we hope to also train and support people in advancing Kingdom works for Jesus Christ.

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 Goshen International Ministries Ltd
My SingPost Box 880228
Singapore 919191

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