IN THE NEWS! Christianity Growing In North Korea Despite Persecution, Defector Says

According to Open Doors 2017 World Watch List, but despite the extreme persecution Christians there face, the church is growing, reports a North Korean defector.

Kim Chung-Seong who escape death in North Korea some years ago now lives in South Korea where he has involved himself in missions work. 

Kim spoke about so many things at the first  World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C. about the government,  he said:

"They (the government) will do anything to prevent the spread of the Gospel in North Korea. [But] as you can see, we cannot block the sunlight with our hand"

"Worship of the ruling Kim family is mandated for all citizens and those who don't comply (including Christians) are arrested, imprisoned, tortured or killed.

He also said that Christians in North Korea are forced to hide their faith from the government and sometimes even from their own families in order to avoid persecution.

But despite these obstacles, Kim highlighted that there are an estimated 300,000 Christians in North Korea. Since his escape from North Korea, Kim has focused his ministry in broadcasting the Gospel message, Christians music, and world news into the country to reach his countrymen.

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