Published on January 1st, 2005
Lydia and Sharon are both from North Korea, but they didn’t know each other while living there. At school they learned about the family history of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Kim Il Sung was North Korea’s former leader. He died in 1994, but he is kept in a glass-covered box so the citizens can look at him and honor him. Kim Jong Il, the current ruler, is Kim Il Sung’s son. He builds statues of himself all over North Korea. The people are expected to honor him and follow his teachings instead of honoring God.
In North Korea, Lydia and Sharon were not taught about Jesus.