Prayer Needed as Number of North Korean Prisoners Grows

According to reports, the number of gulag prisoners in North Korea has grown substantially since Kim Jong-Un rose to power.

In 2012, there were 130,000 prisoners in gulags before Kim Jong-Un took power and now, eight years later, it is reported that there are 160,000.

The most notable growth has been at North Korea’s Chongjin labor camp: a special gulag, set aside for political and religious prisoners. While the number of prisoners was considerably low, it ‘skyrocketed‘ in October of last year.

Christians are specifically targeted in North Korea. If you are caught with a Bible or caught praying in your home, you can be either executed or sent to one of the labor camps with a life sentence. If you are lucky, you will be sent to a re-education camp.

North Korea is able to keep the prison population relatively low when compared with other countries. The reason is because they are either executed or worked to death.

Back to Jerusalem is supporting missionaries in North Korea and supporting the underground house church with Bibles. The operations that BTJ missionaries are carrying out in North Korea are very dangerous. They are putting their lives at risk and need prayer and support.

This is why BTJ has launched a 30 day prayer for North Korea. Every day a special prayer is posted on the BTJ social media platform – DingDash. Each prayer is specific to the situation in North Korea where we share special testimonies from North Korea as well as special projects that are currently being conducted.

You can follow along by join us on our website every day or following us on DingDash.

To sign up for an account on DingDash and join the prayer chain, click here.

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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