I was sickened to read the following in a newsletter I received from Voice of the Martyrs:
"At least 200,000 North Korean citizens, including many of our Christian brothers and sisters, suffer under brutal conditions in six confirmed labor camps for political prisoners.
Among the camps are ...
- Camp 14, which is known as a “complete control district,” meaning its 50,000 prisoners will work there until death.
- Camp 22, which is about the size of Los Angeles in area and is thought to be used for human experiments. It also holds about 50,000 prisoners.
- Camp 25, a camp controlled by the North Korean secret police and believed to hold felons, religious leaders and spies and their families."
We are never sure what is going on in this country. I was grateful for the news; now can focus my prayer here. This is far from the only place in the world where Christians are forced to flee for their lives; brothers and sisters are being martyred on a daily basis.
Here is a free copy of Tortured for Christ, and though it is hard to take, it will open your eyes to Christian suffering far and wide.
Here is a place to find more news from around the world.
9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
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