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NORTH KOREA: Canadian Pastor Released

A Canadian pastor who was sentenced to a life term of hard labour in North Korea for “crimes against the state” in December 2015 has been released, the country’s official news agency says. A statement confirmed 62-year-old Hyeon Soo Lim had been released on humanitarian

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NORTH KOREA: Spreading the Gospel

A new shortwave radio program created by North Korean defectors and Voice of the Martyrs is reaching an estimated two million North Koreans nightly. Each 90-minute program includes a Scripture reading, encouraging messages from Christians around the world, readings from Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s Tortured for

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Trafficked: Earthly Captivity to Eternal Calling

Jong-su grew increasingly nervous as she sped away from the North Korean border in the smuggler’s vehicle. She had crossed the Yalu River into China the previous night, after her boyfriend had threatened to report her illegal trading business because she had rejected his marriage

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Martyred by North Korean Assassins

When Pastor Han answered a phone call one afternoon at his church in Changbai, China, near the North Korean border, his wife saw no particular reason for concern. She knew, however, that for several months both Chinese police and South Korean intelligence officers had been

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Memories of a North Korean Defector

When North Korea was established as an independent nation after World War II, its leader, Kim Il Sung, outlawed all religions except the worship of himself as the ‘Great Leader.’ Churches were destroyed, Bibles were confiscated and teaching children about Jesus became very dangerous. For

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NORTH KOREA: Balloon Launch

VOM Australia helped fund a project to launch 36,000 North Korean dialect Bibles which included direct text and study notes from 50 different Bible stories. These high altitude balloons are sent from South Korea into North Korea. In North Korea, if you are caught with

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North Korea: In the Lord’s Hands

Australian Christian John Short was detained in North Korea in 2014 after leaving Gospel tracts outside a Buddhist temple. Here, John’s wife Karen shares about how God ministered to her, how she and John stayed connected through Scripture even though they couldn’t talk to each

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SingBlog

Who Do You Sing For?

Throughout history it has been known that many cultures love to sing. Their songs have been written for different purposes: Foremost, they love to sing their national anthem with pride but there are other songs that make a statement or express an emotion while there

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North Korea: Faith or Fear?

Australian John Short was detained inside North Korea after leaving gospel tracts near a Buddhist temple. He was facing years in prison–but he wasn’t afraid. “Fear and faith cannot exist within my heart at the same time,” he says. Listen to the full interview on

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7ChallengeBlog

Do you Dare to Take the Challenge?

North Korea is run by a dictatorship founded by Kim Il Sung. Their philosophy is a distortion of Christianity. Therefore it is vital that we get Bibles and Christian literature into this country to reveal who the true God is and to encourage the Christians

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Arrested in North Korea

Australian John Short was taken prisoner in North Korea. He was repeatedly interrogated. He was forced to write a ‘confession’ of his ‘crimes,’ including the offense of wanting more North Koreans to follow Jesus. Yet he would happily go back. John Short shares how God

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NORTH KOREA: Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol Murdered

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

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Mission Spot: North Korea

  Aim: Youth learn how the Great Commission  is being fulfilled in North Korea and about difficulties that Christians face today. Goals: Youth will be educated on the issues of the North Korean dictatorship. Youth will be thankful that the Gospel is spreading despite severe

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Sacrifice24

    In 2016 it is our vision to see many young people demonstrate their willingness to raise awareness and support for our persecuted brothers and sisters. On 3 June 2016 it’s Sacrifice24: A day to make a statement that you are Bound With Them

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Why Talk About the Persecuted Church at Youth Group?

Thirteen Three’s aim is to mobilise and empower a generation of passionate youth to be bound with their persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. For this to become a reality it is vital for youth groups to keep the persecuted church on their agenda. I

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NORTH KOREA: Pastor Sentenced to Life in Prison

Korean-Canadian Pastor Lim Hyeon-soo has been in detention since February 2015 for entering the country to evangelise to the people of the hermit kingdom. The official charge has been committing “state subversive plots and activities” and, as a result of the charge, Mr Hyeon-soo has

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“The Only Skill I Have is Escaping”

“Christianity is like a drug. Missionaries are gathering people so they can drink their blood. North Korea is the best and wealthiest country; everywhere else is suffering a lot more.” With propaganda like this, it is no wonder Stephen had no desire to seek Christianity

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Representatives from North and South Korea recently held discussions in the demilitarised zone between the two countries.

NORTH KOREA: Gospel Outreach Continues

A landmine on the border of South Korea badly injured two soldiers earlier this month, sparking a series of broadcasts including news, weather reports and pop music into North Korea in an apparent retaliation. (Source: BBC News) There has been great tension between North and

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