The widowed husband of a sex-trafficked North Korean woman is now ministering to other Chinese men who purchased trafficked wives. Desperate, impoverished North Korean women are at high risk for trafficking, and the disproportionate number of men in China (due to the country’s former “one-child policy”) has contributed to the problem. Mr. K acquired his wife, Mrs. H, through traffickers, but over the years God brought them into contact with a loving church. As the two grew in their love for Christ, they also grew in their love for one another. Last year, Mr. K lost Mrs. H to cancer, and a VOM worker said his grief has helped solidify his budding faith. Mr. K now plans to serve as a mentor to other Chinese husbands of trafficked women. Pray for him and others involved in this unique ministry.
Widower Ministers to Husbands of Exploited Women
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Praise God for the Release of Four Men and Faithfulness of Seven FamiliesFour Christian men arrested over the past two months were released from jail recently. The first believer to be arrested, "Sanyahak," was detained in early October after 40 people came to know Christ through his witness. The three other men were later arrested, amid ongoing harassment of seven Christian families in the community.
Pray for Arrested Christian Students and Children of Arrested ParentsSixteen Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of arrests since May 2017. The students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together, were held for more than two weeks before being released.
Village Bans Buddhists from Selling Food to ChristiansAuthorities in a Buddhist village recently established a law forbidding Buddhists from hiring Christians for work and from renting or selling anything to Christians. As a result, believers in the village are unable to buy food. Every day, village authorities pressure the Christians to return to Buddhism, promising that if they do they will be able to buy food again. The believers, however, are standing firm. "This is not a game," one Christian replied. "We were baptized. We believe in Christ 100 percent and we will die believing."
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