In 1955 , Brother Andrew, "God's smuggler" traveled to a country behind the "Iron Curtain" for the first time.

This laid the foundation for more than 60 years of service to persecuted Christians in 60 countries.

In addition to need-oriented help in countries where Christians are being persecuted, Open Doors offices have been opened over the years in over 20 countries in the so-called "free world", including Switzerland. They support the Open Doors International projects on site, provide information about the worldwide persecution of Christians and call for prayer and practical help.