By Peter Lee
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105. God opened new doors to deliver the Bibles as the year 2012 closed.
Bible delivery to North Korea was momentarily closed but they were delivered safely into the hands of souls hungry for the Word of God.
Open Doors has confirmed the death of two Christians in North Korea. According to the ministry that serves persecuted Christians worldwide, one Christian was recently shot while he was on his way back to Bible training in China. The other died in one of North Korea’s notorious labor camps.
The first Christian had traveled to China several times before. He went there because people told him he could earn more money; but after working in China for six months he still hadn’t received any money, even though he found several jobs.
By Mark Ellis
(left to rt.) Eun, Pastor Philip Buck, Suzanne Scholte, Pastor Heemoon Lee (Vice-Chairman of the NK Freedom Coalition), Jin Hye
One by one her family members fell, either by starvation or at the hands of a brutal regime. In their arduous journey to freedom, they found a “filling” on levels they could not have imagined.
“We grew up as atheists,” says Jin Hye Jo, 24, now living in northern Virginia with her sister, Eun and her mother Han. They are the only known survivors of a family of eight people. Her grandmother died from starvation before her eyes, her last wish to eat one steamed potato.
She saw forced abortions, infanticide, and harsh treatment of Christians
Soon Ok Lee testifying before Congress
By Mark Ellis
She entered Kaechon Prison a loyal communist, but lost her faith in the godless ideology of North Korea under horrifying conditions, then found faith in Christ after her release and a daring escape to freedom in South Korea.
“I saw something so unimaginable and so terrible that I wanted to let the world know,” says Soon Ok Lee, one of the rare human beings to survive and offer an eyewitness account of conditions inside North Korea’s political prisons. Lee has testified before the U.S. Congress and published a book about her experiences, “Eyes of the Tailless Animals, Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman (Living Sacrifice Book Co.).