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North Korea: Between the headlines in 2017

If it was King Jung Un’s ambition to dominate the international headlines for 2017, it seems he has been pretty successful. From the murder of his older brother Kim Jung Nam, to at least twenty rocket launches, another massive nuke test, a war of insults with Trump, the further purging of high-ranking officials, the escape of a malnourished and parasite-ridden

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A challenging gift (2)

Still not found the right gift? Or are you looking for a meaningful way to spend the dark winter evenings? We received several reviews of our books from Elisabeth Bell, a reader who has experience working in closed countries. We would like to share them with you, and hope they will give you some helpful ideas of what you could give

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North Korea on the Brink of War

The world watches as two of its leaders are at each other’s throats. The aggressive threats that have been the trade mark of the Kim regime in the DPRK for many years, are now responded to in kind by the US president. It seems the Kim regime is particularly angered by the word ‘rocket man’, used by Trump in his

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Prayer and Praise for Prisoners

In the midst of worries and war talk, let’s pause a moment and thank God for the great news that our brother pastor Hyeon Soo Lim was released from prison. He was sentenced to a lifetime of hard labour after he was arrested in the beginning of 2015, while doing NGO work in North Korea. His family, church and government

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Christian Mother in Prison in North Korea

Inside North Korea, working behind the bamboo curtain, BTJ missionaries have been risking their lives to smuggle in Bibles. BTJ missionaries from China are smuggling thousands of small electronic bibles into the nation right under the noses of the North Korean guards. If they are caught, they could be beaten, thrown into prison, or worse. Every day, BTJ missionaries from

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