Story number 1 for 3 May 2000

By May 3, 2000

Headlining today’s news North Korea is keeping its dubious honor of being one of the worst countries supporting persecution of Christians. According to Mike Yoder of Open Doors Ministries the government is killing Christians. “Our folks have found with some good authority that at least 23 believers have been put to death in public by firing squad since October of last year. A very alarming trend. We found the majority of those believers that fit this category are first generation Christians.” According to Yoder these Martyred believers received Christ in China after fleeing the incredible famine and economic trouble in North Korea. “Then felt the call to go back to North Korea to evangelize their own. They’re in particular danger because they haven’t ever lived as a Christian before in North Korea and really don’t know how to carry out God’s work in a place like North Korea and still protect yourself.”

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