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North Korea: 'Never before have I seen so many North Koreans come to faith'

05 September 2017

'Never before have I seen so many North Koreans come to faith'

"The spiritual battle always intensifies when God is doing something amazing."

These are the words of an Open Doors contact who has worked with North Korean refugees in China for many years. He has asked us to pass on this message to all those who pray for North Korea and ministries like his:

"Please know that your prayers have been answered. Yes, North Korea is still a very dark country and the people suffer day in, day out. Yes, there's a lot of extra tension because of North Korea's missile and nuclear tests. But you have to know that never before have I seen so many North Koreans come to faith as nowadays."

Many North Koreans risk their lives to make the dangerous and illegal journey over the border into China in search of work or food to take back to their families. Others, mainly women and girls, are lured into travelling to China by human traffickers who then sell them into marriage or prostitution. But it's in China that many North Koreans hear the gospel for the first time.

Open Doors runs safe houses in China where North Korean refugees can receive food and care, as well as having the opportunity to hear about Jesus.

Please pray:

  • that international tensions with North Korea will not escalate, and for wisdom for world leaders
  • for protection and wisdom for people like this worker who are reaching out to North Korean refugees
  • for deep faith, courage and strength for the new North Korean believers he is working with
  • for provision and protection for all of our North Korean brothers and sisters.

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