For the 12th consecutive year, this is the place where Christian persecution is most extreme. The God-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves no room for any other religion, and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Forced to meet only in secret, they dare not share their faith even with their families, for fear of imprisonment in a labor camp. Anyone discovered engaging in secret religious activity may be subject to arrest, disappearance, torture, even public execution.
- For the 50,000-70,000 Christians imprisoned in labor camps. Ask God to sustain them.
- That God would change the heart of Kim Jong-Un, and use him to reform the country.
- For protection for Open Doors workers and contacts bringing practical and spiritual support to believers.
Quick Facts about North Korea:
Leader: Kim Jong-Un
Government: Communist dictatorship
Main Religion: Atheism/traditional beliefs
Population: 24.5 million (300,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Communist oppression/ Dictatorial paranoia