Usually the only way rural North Koreans can travel is by taking the local “bus,” which is a bumpy ride in the back of a truck Dear Friends, The North Korean Christians Fund recently made a loan to several families in various locations so that […]
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Persecuted Christians Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Their trademark attacks often occur under the cover of darkness. Avowed to eradicate all non-Islamic influence in the northern states of Nigeria that are ruled by Sharia law, Boko Haram terrorists have been striking villages, burning houses, churches, and schools and slaughtering fleeing Christians and moderate Muslims. An estimated 10,000 deaths have been linked to Boko Haram (a name that means "Western education is an abomination") in the past 12 years.
Kwang-Sun's* chest puffed with pride whenever he looked at the photograph of North Korea's "Dear Leader," Kim Jong Il, hanging on the wall of his humble dwelling. It had been years since he served in the North Korean army, and although his job was only that of a musician in the army band, he couldn't have been prouder to have played his part in service to his country. He had even performed in front of the "Dear Leader" himself.
At Heaven’s Family-supported “safe houses,” North Koreans receive shelter—and the gospel (photo not taken at a safe house) Dear Friends, Heaven’s Family supports several “safe houses” for North Koreans entering China. Some come legally, while others do so illegally, but all pursuing the same hope: […]
"An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God" (John 16:2). I sometimes receive email reports from Heaven's Family partners, such as Asad in Northern India, that break my heart. They remind me of the life-and-death struggles our brothers and sisters frequently face as former Muslims who are living in—and nearly forgotten in—Islamic countries. Let me tell you about one such family, concerning whom I just received one of those emails.
Her husband's body floated in her arms, lifeless. Fearing for her own life, she allowed the frigid river current to coax him from her grasp. There was no time to watch his corpse float away. Just moments before, Mi Rae and her husband, Chin Ho [not their real names], were attempting a daring escape across the river separating North Korea from China. With the Chinese shoreline almost within reach, bullets fired from a North Korean border guard had abruptly ended Chin Ho's life. Hoping to avoid the same fate, Mi Rae desperately lunged towards the shore.