Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, a VOM partner, was brutally murdered on Saturday 30 April in Changbai, China. Pastor Han, 49, reportedly left his church building in Changbai at 2pm, and his mangled body was discovered at 8pm.
He is believed to have been killed by North Koreans, who likely returned to North Korea after committing the murder. Pastor Han was known for helping anyone who came to China from North Korea. He would provide practical aid, such as food and clothing, and introduce each person to the Gospel before sending them back to North Korea to share Christ and help their families.
Since planting a Three-Self Church near the North Korean border in 1993, Pastor Han had helped orphans, women enslaved to prostitution, soldiers, those starving from famine and many others. Pray for Pastor Han’s family and those inside North Korea whom he has helped. Many of these people reportedly have been detained for questioning.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Thank the Lord for the great love and servant-hearted attitude displayed in the life of Pastor Han; pray his witness for the Lord’s kingdom may continue through his family and those he has helped.
- Pray for those who have been questioned; ask the Lord to give them courage and the right words to say.
- Pray the Holy Spirit may be at work in the hearts of those responsible for the murder; may they too have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and put their hope in the Lord.