Published on September 12th, 2011
Kim Il Sung is a former leader of North Korea. After he died in 1994, his body was put on display in a case for citizens to visit. There are more than 30,000 statues of him in North Korea. People are expected to honor him as if her were a god. Christians who honor the one true God are persecuted.
Next year, 2012, is the 100-year anniversary of the dead leader’s birth. News reports say that some college students are required to spend time on building projects that will honor Kim during the birthday celebration.
Reports also say that many people in North Korea are starving because of food shortages. Pray that the students working on construction projects and other North Koreans will have enough food, and that everyone in North Korea will learn about Jesus.
Read Online: The 3rd Quarter Kids of Courage newsletter featured North Korea. You can read it and past issues of KOC at www.kidsofcouragemag.com.