(Email received April 12, 2012)

I read a book profiling north korean dissenters a few years ago that broke my heart yet peaked my curiosity. I'm so glad I found your website although much of it is emotionally difficult to read. I pray that the Lord not test my faith even 1% as much as the North Koreans! What could an average middle class american do besides pray and write a letter?

Joseph Morrone


Response from NorthKoreanChristians.com:

Thank you for your email.

Persecution purifies, strengthens and brings us closer to Him who was persecuted even unto death after promising us, "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)

During the war in Afghanistan, the ground troops radioed the enemy positions to the air force, whose long-range bombers rained down bombs on those enemy positions. When you pray for persecuted Christians, you are asking God to rain down His firepower on His enemies and His blessings on His children. Neither the firepower of God nor the power of our humble prayers to Him should be underestimated.

If the LORD places on your heart to engage in other activities, including those mentioned and profiled in this website, please ask Him to guide you.

And please remember that every knee in North Korea eventually will bow to Christ (Philippians 2:10); the only question is when. This and all other spiritual wars against Satan already have been won by Jesus when He gave His life on the cross to pay for and free us from our sins. The post-Calvary history is just mopping up after the pivotal battle already won by Jesus.