North Korean released from Chinese prison thanks God for guiding her 'in the valley of death'
A North Korean defector, who was arrested while leading Bible studies in China, thanked God for guiding her âin the valley of deathâ after she was miraculously released from prison.
Lady Eunji, the leader of a Bible study for North Korean women refugees, was held in a Chinese detention center for nearly ten months, after she was arrested in August 2019 around the North Korean/China border, according to persecution watchdog Open Doors USA.
She was waiting for repatriation back to North Korea as a Christian. Because of her faith, Eunji would likely be transferred to a Kwan-li-so, a maximum-security political labor camp in North Korea, where Christians are often tortured and killed....
Praise the Lord. I see the sovereign hand of the Lord here, in the midst of China, a country that itself persecutes Christians severely, but would forcibly repatriate ethnic North Korean Christians to an even worse and more repressive regime, that of North Korea, so totally closed, but where I am sure people are dying in their thousands from Coronavirus.
I am sure the Lord used two elements here in this our sisterâs release:- an obviously loving Chinese husband, and as in Iran, perhaps, fear by the Communist authorities of the effects of COVID-19 in prison!! Whatever the reasons, we praise the Lord for her release, and pray that she will in time, (though at present no doubt in the home lockdown), be able to resume her work of conducting North Korean ladies Bible studies, or whatever else the Lord gives her to do.
I am a witness that our North Korean and Chinese brothers and sisters are some of the most dedicated, mature, and faithful children of God on the planet. Their persecutions and tribulations are many factors more intense than ours in the West. They are truly super-conquerors in the Faith. They are cut from the same cloth as those saints mentioned at the end of Hebrews 11: Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused their release, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they were put to death by the sword. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground. (Heb 11:35-38)