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Hologram Bible

Right now, there are thought to be roughly 200,000 people in prison camps in North Korea. Many of them are there because of religious crimes. In Iran the number is about 225,000. In China that number jumps to 1.5 million prisoners. The only way to get a Bible into those prisons is by smuggling it in, and as with anything

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Inside North Korea’s New Mobile Phone

Introducing North Korea’s new smart phone and tablet – the Pyongyang 2423 and the Pyongyang 3404. Both of these items are a step forward and two steps back. According to www.dailynk.com, these phones were released last year, but we are just seeing evidence of them now. The internal capabilities of these two devices rival most older lower market items available

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Midnight Raids in North Korea

“North Korea is going through some very difficult times,” Josiah said (not his real name). “Families are finding it hard to survive, most of the Chinese businessmen have left because there is no money to be made, and it seems that there is a new raid every other day….BUT – there is something stirring in the hearts of the people.

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Introducing a New Era For Bibles

Gulags in North Korea are full of prisoners who do not have access to the Bible – until now. Twenty-first century Missions is changing what is possible for prisoners like those in North Korean Gulags. This year, Back to Jerusalem missionaries are armed with a new Bible that is the size of a small pill, motion-powered, and can allow prisoners

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North Korea

North Korea entered a new year, and a second, much expected summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is around the corner. We are thankful that the US, South Korea and North Korea have started talking again. War is much less of an immediate threat than it was a year ago. That does not give us reason to stop

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New year prayer needs for the front lines of mission

Happy new year to all Back to Jerusalem friends! If you made a new year’s resolution to pray more for mission and persecuted believers, we have work for you! This year again, our workers will be at the frontlines, encountering first hand political upheaval, spiritual warfare, natural disasters, religious persecution and military conflict. They need your prayers and support to

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When women suffer

Last Friday, Human Rights Watch published a report on sexual violence against women in North Korea. The report painted a picture of near complete lawlessness when it comes to the way women are treated by those in power. Detainees in labour camps could be singled out at any time for abuse or rape and sexual violence was common during interrogations.

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Historic summit on Magic Mountain

The leaders of South and North Korea finished their summit with a meeting on top of a volcano. Why is that such a big deal? And can symbolic acts like this help secure a safer future for the Korean peninsula? Paektusan, or mount Paektu on the Chinese-North Korean border is truly an impressive place, even if there are no world

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The Day the North Korean Leader Cried

Things have never been more difficult in North Korea. The leadership is really suffering under the new sanctions enforced by the USA. For proof, look no further than a video of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crying about his country’s terrible economy while surveying its coast. Japan’s Asahi Shinbun quoted a defector with contacts inside the country as describing

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