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On 27 February captured South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook (50) fronted a North Korean press conference in Pyongyang to ‘confess’ to ‘anti-State’ crimes and plead for mercy.

Dozens of people accused of assisting Kim were immediately arrested and banished with their families to labour camps. It now emerges that 33 of the accused have been sentenced to death and will be executed in a secret cell at the State Security Department.

This will be a horrific and traumatising blow to North Korea’s remnant Church. Furthermore, security agents now have new signal detectors that enable them to intercept mobile phone signals in real time and arrest mobile phone users within minutes.

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Lord will comfort and strengthen Kim Jung-wook and all those who were assisting him, pray they will not despair but have the courage to exalt the Lord, in life or death (Philippians 1:20).
  • Pray the Lord will somehow use this heartbreaking situation to strengthen the faith of believers and reveal Himself to others.
  • Pray the Lord will loosen the grip the enemy has over this nation.