detailmap1.gifSince March 2005, OpenWORD has welcomed over 800 people from around 60 different countries and various spiritual backgrounds.  Many of our students are refugees or people seeking asylum, but some are economic migrants and others are international students.  Nearly all of our students come from countries within the 10:40 window, the area of the world that has had the least access to the Gospel. 

Some of our students are beginners in the English language, whilst others are more proficient.  Through teaching the Bible in simple English, we long to point people to Jesus so that they can choose to become his disciples.  We are excited about those who have made commitments to follow Jesus, have been baptised, and have continued to grow in Him.  It has also been a blessing to see people's confidence grow in using the English language.  

Student Testimonies


Students from Africa

Students from The Middle East

Students from South Asia

Students from East Asia

Student Prayers


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