The Step of Yes

North Korea remains the most brutal and dangerous place on earth to be a Christian. And yet, there are thousands of courageous North Koreans who risk everything, even their lives, to follow Jesus and shine the light of his love to those around them, like the unknown believer who cared for Chun*.

When Chun tried to escape from North Korea, she was arrested and imprisoned. It was like hell on earth. “I was beaten and tortured so badly that I could barely stand up. The prison cell was dirty, small and overcrowded. There were so many women that I could not lie down.”

But even in the darkness of Chun’s prison cell, the love of God shone through. Chun says: “There was one lady who was really kind to me. When I was in so much pain she invited me to lay my head in her lap. She prayed for me. It was my first encounter with the love of Christ.”

If courageous brothers and sisters like her are to continue to bring hope to the most hopeless places, they need our ongoing support. Will you say ‘yes’ to walking with our persecuted church family by committing to give and pray regularly for them?

A gift of £20 a month can provide small amounts of food, medicine and relief to help up to 50 impoverished secret believers in North Korea to survive.

To help you reflect on what it means to say ‘yes’ to God, no matter what the risks are, we would like to send you our daily devotional guide, ‘The Step of Yes’. It’s perfect for Lent with six weeks of daily reflections, and you can order a FREE copy, or sign up to daily emails throughout Lent.


I have supported the Persecuted Church for some time now.

If you do not already support the work of Open Doors, may I humbly suggest that you do too?

God bless



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