North Korean Secret Believers Sing Songs of Thanks and Victory

February 7, 2019 by Lindy Lowry in Asia

Our North Korea team recently received both encouraging and inspiring messages from North Korean secret believers. Through our secret networks in China that are able to provide safe houses for North Korean refugees, we were able to provide some of them with aid and Christian materials. Often, those believers return from China to their homes in North Korea, strengthened to share the gospel. As you read their words, let them sink in. Take a minute to realize the significant role you play as part of the Body of Christ called to be witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Spend time in prayer, lifting up our these North Korean secret believers—our brothers and sisters in Christ.

“Thank you so much for the Christian books and other materials you have provided,” she said. “They are so important for the secret church in North Korea. They stir our hearts so much. We long to receive God’s amazing grace and mercy and desire to hear His voice so we can follow Him.

“These resources are the catalyst for the spiritual growth of our church. Thanks to you, we become more passionate for the Kingdom of God. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray that everything goes well for you in 2019 and that you will experience the Father’s blessing.”

Another North Korean secret believer we spoke to shared, “We give thanks, praise and glory to our Heavenly Father who makes us victorious all the time. Whenever we face difficulties, we break through the difficulties by the power of faith. We walk on the road of faith while singing songs of victory. That is only possible through the love and support from our fellow workers around the world.

“We don’t even know your names and haven’t seen your faces, but thanks to you we can sing these songs of victory.”

Our North Korea team notes that 2019 will be a challenging year for North Korean secret believers. Despite the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un (the leaders will meet on Feb. 27 in Vietnam for the second time in less than a year), the situation hasn’t improved for Christians and other citizens in the isolated country considered to have the world’s worst human rights violation record. Being a secret believer in North Korea is as dangerous as ever. In 2018, a number of North Korean Christians were killed for their faith. But for security reasons, we can’t share those details.

Praying With North Korean Secret Believers

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