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Persecution: The cost of following Jesus

Persecution: The cost of following Jesus

Editor’s Note: Ripken was a personal witness to much of the content below. For the events and words where the author was not present, great care has been taken to recapture and relay the words and events as exactly as possible. Everything expressed here was reproduced...
The homework assignment Eun wishes she’d never done

The homework assignment Eun wishes she’d never done

People often ask me, “Why do you send Bibles to North Korea when they could get people arrested or even killed?”The answer is simple: We send them because our persecuted brothers and sisters continue to ask for them!They know the risks, but they also know growing...
How will you pray today?

How will you pray today?

You’ve heard the stories about Chinese believers forced to pray in secret and North Korean Christians who have to hide their Bibles for fear of being arrested. But it can be hard to know exactly how to pray for believers who are constantly in danger for their faith....
Prayer that leaves a mark

Prayer that leaves a mark

“We had a small room over the kitchen, an attic,” Won explained. “After 27 years of kneeling, there are grooves in the floor to mark the place I have prayed.” Won’s wrinkled skin hangs loosely over her frail bones. Weak from age and weary from a hard life in North...
What does the Bible say about persecution?

What does the Bible say about persecution?

Blessed. Strong. Loved. Comforted. These are not words that come to mind when I think about persecuted Christians. Honestly, I tend to see them as forgotten people who are sad, lonely, and broken. But in reality, these Christ-followers persevere because we are praying...
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