CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM NORTH KOREAN LABORERS & FACTORY WORKERS
SD cards loaded with the NK audio Bible are prepared to be distributed to NK defectors
Voice of the Martyrs is still working to distribute audio Bibles and ministry packs to North Korean laborers and factory workers in China. These are North Koreans have been sent to work in China by the North Korean government. Here are some letters we received from those who received a Bible at the end of 2022.
Hello. I didn’t know at first, but now I know that we are less free than animals that can’t go out or walk around. If I didn’t know the world, I would have been easier to endured, but now it’s hard to endure. All the hardships that lays upon us would leave nothing but anger and hatred. However, I talk about the Bible with my comrade every day. We’ve become a relationship where we depend on each other for our lives. Even when we go back to Joseon, we have a plan to let our parents and brothers know the God we know. Recently, I learned about Christmas in detail, which I had never heard of it in Joseon, and I also learned anew that it was the day Jesus was born. I was very shocked that it was a universal holiday that only Joseon people don’t know. Wherever we go, we are with God, so we are never afraid. We believe that God will be with us also in the new year. Respect!
Hello. It’s been a while sending greetings. It’s been 3 years since I couldn’t go to my hometown in Joseon due to COVID-19. I was exhausted and tired. Perhaps if I hadn’t known God, I would have been just a slave dying helplessly. Many people were killed in groups in the ‘Arduous March’, but even that would not have been this painful than now. I relied on God and prayed, so I could have hope without collapsing. I encounter God’s love through the medicine and food you sent me. They say that the doors of Joseon will open next year. All the people who were infected with COVID-19 are dead, so whatever it takes they’re trying to go back to Joseon. I feel very bad that they can’t go to heaven because they don’t know God. I believe that God will protect us and be with us in the New Year. Thank you.
Hello, how have you been? Me and my three comrades fall right into the (Bible) every day. Because it is our daily bread. God is with us every day like we breathe and eat every day. In fact, we may find God more than others because the situation is very painful and difficult, but what is clear is that if we did not know God in the first place, we would have given up everything and lived a life without hope. 2022 is already at an end. I believe that God will give us new hope (in 2023), and I will pray for it. Comrade (name withheld), who was sick, survived after taking the medicine the Chinese boss brought her. We think it’s all done by the hands of God. I offer respect to everyone.
As I came to believe in Jesus, I had a desire to go to a church where South Koreans and Chinese people attend. At this point, I think I would have to run away to make that wish come true. It’s hard to imagine going somewhere and leaving my parents and younger sibling in North Korea. That’s why I feel very complicated these days. Will God show me the path if I pray to Him? I just thank God for letting me forget all the pain I am going through now. I want to evangelize my comrades who don’t know God. I want to thank all the people who didn’t forget us and who helped us each time and I wish you a happy new year. Respect.
PLEASE PRAY WITH US FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUESTS
- Pray for North Korean laborers in various countries – Please pray North Koreans who labor in various other countries in order to supply foreign currency to the government. Pray that their hungry hearts will be satisfied with the word of God.
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What is VOMK’s position on the overturning of the “anti-leaflet” law?
On September 26th, the Korean Supreme Court overturned the anti-leaflet law, which had banned balloon launches of materials to North Korea, including Bibles.
The Court affirmed that public safety and citizens’ rights are best protected when balloon launching is policed by local law enforcement, not by diplomats or politicians.
Before the anti-leaflet law, Voice of the Martyrs Korea enjoyed excellent and mutually respectful relationships with local law enforcement and local communities to ensure that our Bible balloon launches into North Korea could be conducted safely, quietly, accurately, lawfully, and in environmentally friendly ways. The Supreme Court ruling affirms that this is the best approach.
Is VOMK currently launching Bibles by balloon?
For the safety and security of those Voice of the Martyrs Korea serves, we do not have any comment on our future activities or plans related to balloons. Our comment is simply that we will continue to do what we have always done: We will look for every possible way to bring the word of God to North Korea, with respect for law and in cooperation with local communities.