Tag: Christian persecution in North Korea

A Call for Prayer


Three American Christians are imprisoned in North Korea, Kim Dong Chul (serving 10 years), Kim Sang-duk (arrested 4/22/17) and Kim Hak-song (arrested ~May 2017).

Screen shot: YouTube.com – Kim Hak-song

Kim Hak-song worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a university founded by evangelical Christians in 2010. The university is funded by Christian churches in the United States and South Korea. Kim is a Christian missionary and US citizen. North Korean officials stated Kim was arrested for hostile acts against the country. Christianity is considered treasonous in North Korea.

Screen shot: YouTube.com – Kim Sang-duk (Tony Kim)

Kim Sang-duk (also known as Tony Kim), the chancellor of PUST, was arrested while trying to leave with his wife on a flight to China. Kim is a Christian and US citizen. North Korea has not released any details since his arrest on April 22, 2017.

Screen shots: YouTube.com – Kim Dong Chul

Kim Dong Chul is an American businessman who was operating a business in the commerce area of North Korea, although he and his wife reside in China. Kim, who is a Christian, was detained in October 2015, and was sentenced to 10 years hard labor following a brief trial. Kim is a Christian. He was charged with espionage and subversion.

American citizens have generally been released back to the US after being detained, according to a Fox News report, but that has changed.

American citizens should not travel to North Korea, which is run by a vicious dictator, Kim Jong-un. The risks are great, but Christian missionaries continue to evangelize there for the sake of winning lost souls to Christ.

Jesus said,

“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you, and you shall be hated of all nations for My name’s sake” Matthew 24:9.

Several weeks ago, I entered the names of four US citizens held in North Korea on my Daily Prayer List.

Screen shots: YouTube.com – Otto Warmbier

The fourth person I placed on my prayer list was Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student who was arrested in 2015. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for taking a propaganda sign at a hotel he was staying in. Warmbier was released to the US only a few days ago, but he has been in a coma for the last year, according to North Korean officials. They announced he was released for “humanitarian purposes.” I believe it was because of the prayers of God’s people. President Donald Trump communicated with North Korea for Warmbier’s release, something Barack Obama never did.

Please pray for Otto’s recovery, which would be a divine miracle because of his current vegetative state, and the release of these three Christian men still held in North Korea. God is our Creator, He can do anything!

The Word of God tells us,

“…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” James 5:16.

God also said about His beloved saints,

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him” Psalms 91:15.

You may already have a lot to pray about, but God will hear even a few words of prayer for these “in the name of Jesus” (John 14:14). They need not be lengthy prayers, only sincere, from the heart.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

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