North Korea

Sources of PersecutionDictatorial Paranoia
Christian Population300,000
GovernmentCommunist State
LeaderSupreme Leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea

North Korea: The Hardest Place To Follow Jesus.
This has been the most dangerous country to be a Christian for 17 years. North Koreans are forced to worship the Kim dynasty, and nothing else. Anyone with links to Christianity is arrested, tortured and even killed. Despite this, the underground church is growing, with an estimated 300,000 Christians in North Korea.

The Cost Of Christ.
North Koreans are indoctrinated to worship the Kim family. Children are taught to report their own parents’ activities. Christian parents often don’t tell their own children about their faith in Jesus. 

There is a North Korean saying, "Wherever two or three are gathered together, one is a spy." Some believers memorise their Bible, then destroy it. Others carefully hide their Bible and only read it when they’re truly alone. 

If Christians are caught, they’re sent to labour camps. Their entire family will be arrested – found guilty by association. Some may not know anything about Christianity or that their relative is a believer. Many still take the risk to follow Jesus, there have been reports of underground churches in these prison camps.

Your help makes a difference for persecuted Christians from North Korea by:

  • Emergency relief aid (including food, medicine, clothes).

  • Distributing books and Christian materials, and training through radio broadcasting.

  • Providing shelter, aid, training and training materials to North Korean believers in China.

“Whenever we faced difficult situations you supported our North Korea underground believers so that we could break through all difficulties with courage and spiritual power in Christ. We thank you and all supporters in Christ who encourage and support our North Korean underground church believers. Your prayer and support help our North Korean underground believers to be ready for the battle at the frontier. I pray for your supporters and you that they are healthy spiritually and physically.” 
– North Korean Believer

Pray for North Korea

Pray for Kim Jong Un to know Jesus and have a change of heart towards Christians.

Pray for Christians to hold on to their faith in Jesus whatever the cost.

Pray for parents who can’t tell their children about their faith. Pray for wisdom and the right words to share the gospel with the next generation.


Image: Statue of leaders in North Korea

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