Memory cards loaded with videos explaining Jesus and Christianity are reaching citizens in Pyongyang. Someone living in the country’s capital, where only the most loyal citizens are permitted to live, wrote an encouraging letter recently to Christian workers in the region. “The video clips that I watched were very shocking,” the person wrote. “It is true that I could not understand much, but I was inspired by them; they caused me to think about life and the faith. These videos are very dangerous. But learning about the faith is worth risking my life. After watching the videos, I now know why the North Korean regime is afraid of Christianity. I eagerly and earnestly look forward to seeing religious freedom one day in North Korea.” Pray for this person and all other North Koreans who hear God’s Word. Pray that they will understand the gospel and come to saving faith in Christ.
Gospel Message Reaching North Korean Capital
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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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