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Lenten Focus: North Korea

For more on my Lenten Focus, see my Ash Wednesday post. A quick summary is that I am spending Lent fasting and praying for the Persecuted Church and I invite you to join me.

North Korean Christians
North Korean Christians worshiping in secret, risking their freedom and their lives.


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From Open Doors International:

For the 13th consecutive year, North Korea is ranked No. 1 on the World Watch List of the 50 countries where persecution is most extreme. The god-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves little room for any other religions and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Meeting with other Christians is virtually impossible. Anyone discovered engaging in unauthorized religious activity is subject to arrest, arbitrary detention, disappearance, torture and/or execution. Those Christians who attempt to return to North Korea from China are sentenced to life in prison or executed. Leader Kim Jong-Un purged 10,000 North Koreans last year, including some Christians.

Pray for the tiny, hidden Church in Korea. Pray for those brave souls who risk their lives to bring the Word of God to Koreans. Pray for the 50,000 to 70,000 Christians in the infamous labor camps. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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