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Are Korea peace talks a smoke screen for persecution?



  • April 30, 2018
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Vernon Brewer

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Over the weekend, we watched in awe as North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un laughed and joked while attending peace talks with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.

“Denuclearization is possible,” news outlets reported. And the world breathed a sigh of relief.

But while we hope for peace, we can’t let the images of handshakes and hugs lull us into thinking there are no longer ongoing human rights violations and persecution happening in North Korea.

The truth is the people inside North Korea are still sufferingWe can’t grow complacent to North Korea’s inhumane treatment of them, simply because we don’t feel as threatened by ballistic missiles anymore.

The peace talks of this past weekend don’t change the fact that more than 70,000 Christians are being abused in North Korean labor camps right now … just for believing in Jesus.

So please, take a few moments today to pray for North Korea and especially for the Christ-followers living there. Reach out to your friends and family and ask them to pray, too.

We need an army of prayer warriors praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters in North Korea … especially as the smoke screen of peace talks threatens to trick us into forgetting the horrors they are going through.

We cannot forget them.

In addition to praying, you can remind one North Korean Christian that you are standing with him by providing a Bible. Bibles are so rare in North Korea that even underground church leaders often don’t own a copy. But your $10 gift today will print, ship, and secretly distribute one Bible to a persecuted believer.

The world may choose to overlook the abuses going on inside North Korea, but you don’t have to. Please pray and please give today.

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