[Prayer] The number of Bible entering North Korea is increasing!
According to a survey of 12,481 North Korean defectors in the North Korean Religious Freedom Report in 2017, the number of North Korean refugees who answered, "I have seen the Bible" at the time of living in North Korea was 4.2%. Among the respondents who had escaped before 2000, only 12 had experienced the Bible, but since 2000, they have increased to 492. We can confirm the increasing trend of Bible influx in North Korea. Of these, 1.3% were aware that there was a ‘house church worship place’, 151 had experience participating in secret religious activities. In addition, 50.9% of the respondents said that punishment was being sent to political prison camps when they engaged in religious activities in North Korea, 11.3% said correctional centers and the relatively low level of punishment in 2.8% said labor training.
We need much prayer as the volume of Bibles in North Korea is increasing that the Cornerstone Ministries can spread the Word of Life, more bibles to North Korean residents. Pray that the bible will become a living water to the thirsty NK believers striving to keep their faith despite the danger of being dragged into political prison camps.
Father God, as You said in 1 Peter 1:18-19, “ For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
We give thanks and praise to Jehovah God our Father who continues to send Bibles to North Korea. Through the North Korean escapees, the Jang-ma-dang marketplace has become more active thus creating more Bible trading opportunities gradually giving North Koreans the opportunity to see the Bible. We lift up in prayer of the current situation in North Korea where it has been a struggle to deliver Bibles to North Korea due to heavy surveillance in the border area. Let the Bible, which is needed by the North Korean believers soon be delivered to the inside of the North Korea especially for the bibles that are currently be held ready to be released. May you widely open the doors so that bibles will be delivered swiftly and safely. May God’s Word be saturated throughout North Korea so that the innocent dying North Korean will hear the gospel, enjoy the blessing of receiving Jesus and quench the thirst becoming the living water to the underground church believers. May the people of the north and the south be reconciled by the Gospel, to praise and worship the Almighty God together. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen!