Where do you flee when it seems the whole world hates you? That’s the question that several million Syrian Christians have had to ask themselves during the chaos of Syria’s civil war and the subsequent barbaric rise of ISIS.
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.
Far off the busy South Korean streets, our small Heaven's Family team quietly sits opposite Hana, a North Korean escapee who met with us to tell her story. Hana absent-mindedly fidgets with the scarf around her neck as she sits awkwardly, visibly uncomfortable. The scarf is much too warm for this late-spring rendezvous, but very effective for covering her secret—a secret we are about to learn.
Elias had no reason to have hope. His family had been trapped in a Syrian war zone, cut off from supplies and forced to eat leaves, twigs and grass to survive. Elias watched as bomb fragments tore through his oldest son's body, killing him.
Living in silence. That's what life is like in North Korea. As the rest of the world advances leaps and bounds in communication technology, that silence is becoming increasingly stark. It remains a bit of a mystery how this 'Hermit Kingdom' can continue to severely limit the flow of information across its nonporous borders.