Dear Friend of the Persecuted,In spite of the change in leadership in North Korea this year, many things remain the same
. Famine and starvation continue to ravage the population Refugees are still repatriated Prisoners continue to suffer under harsh conditions North Korea remains the #1 country on the Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors in the worldAmid this oppression the nation is preparing elaborate celebrations to honor Kim Il-Sung's 100th birthday. All citizens are required to participate in worshipping him, this "god-like figure"
all citizens including Christians. Living in fear of discovery they must "outwardly" show respect, but their hearts belong to Jesus.As a brother or sister to North Korean Christians, we are asking that you join in solidarity by fasting and praying on April 15. On that day the nation of North Korea will be celebrating the "Day of the Sun" with lavish fanfare. But together with our North Korean followers of Christ we will be celebrating the victory in the true "Son," Jesus Christ!Also this month from April 23-29, global partners will join together in prayer during North Korea Freedom Week. When you join you will receive free information on how to participate in both events.God Bless, http://members.opendoorsusa.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=57271.0&dlv_id=80742