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Balloons Carry Bibles into North Korea
In North Korea, the practice of Christianity is illegal. Owning a Bible is a crime, and any person caught with a Bible is sent – along with three generations of his or her family – to a re-education camp or prison. Or worse. Last month, various reports surfaced that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un ordered the execution of at least five individuals for possessing a Bible.
Yet, despite the risks, demand for Bibles in North Korea is strong. That is why periodically Christians from the South meet in a muddy field near the North Korea border, pray, and release balloons carrying packages including Bibles into the skies over the North. The balloons are made from large sheets of “farm” plastic, and the packages have timers to assure their release in stages and not all at the same place.
According to Open Doors USA, the North Korean Christians are the most persecuted on earth. An estimate of the number in the secret underground church is 400,000 and growing.
“Every time we lift up one of these balloons, we hold it and we pray together in English, North Korean and South Korean,” a spokesperson said. “We pray loudly and always with tears.”
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