I just came across this article in the Christian post. It is one of those stories that just amazes you and breaks your heart at the same time.
The citizens of North Korea can actually be thrown into labor camps if their leaders did not think their mourning for Kim Jong-Il was sincere enough. I saw a few clips of people forcing themselves to cry. In fact a few weeks ago, we wrote about a North Korean who actually took a needle and punctured their skin, so they could make themselves cry. Now, even these people are at risk for being thrown in the horrible labor camps.
This is even more disheartening because it truly solidifies that Kim Jong-Un is in fact following in the same footsteps of his father. He continues to lead a totalitarian regime.
When we hear disheartening news like this, we need to pray. We need to pray that the Lord would change the heart of Kim Jong-Un. We need to pray for the protection of the North Korean people. We need to pray for God to do a miracle.
On Monday we will begin the 5 minute challenge- praying for countries on the World Watch List, countries like North Korea. Prayer is the most important way to see change in countries like North Korea.