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Kenneth Bae, one of two prisoners released from a North Korean prison on Saturday, has arrived on US soil.

Bae and the other prisoner, Matthew Miller, were greeted by hugs from family when they landed in California at 9pm on Sunday 9 November.

Bae is a Korean-American missionary who was leading a tour group in North Korea when he was arrested and accused of crimes against the state. It is believed that Bae was arrested and charged to 15 years in a labour camp due to his Christian faith. Terri Chung, Bae’s sister, said, “Our family could not have been sustained without the knowledge that Kenneth was in God’s care, when it seemed we were helpless to do anything.”

Monday 3 November marked two years that Bae had been imprisoned in North Korea. At more than 730 days, Bae’s imprisonment was the longest on record for an American citizen in North Korea, a country widely recognised to be among the world’s most repressive places for Christians.

Source: International Christian Concern

Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for the release of these two prisoners.
  • Pray the Lord will somehow use the witness of Kenneth Bae to strengthen underground believers in North Korea.
  • Pray the Lord will open up this most repressive nation so many will have the opportunity to hear and understand the Gospel.