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Bold Believers in North Korea

Bold Believers in North Korea includes stories, history and culture facts, activities, and recipes that help children understand the daily lives of people in a country where citizens are forbidden to practice Christianity. The 54-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.

Activities Story

Color a Stamp from India

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Print a stamp coloring page from India. The bird on the stamp is a peacock. (Click the image to open a blank coloring page.)

Activities Story

Berfi, a Treat from India

Mix 1 cup sugar and ½ pint (1 cup) of whipping cream in a medium cooking pot. Stir on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Mix in 3 cups dry milk. Add ¼ tsp. ground cardamom and 3 cups sweetened coconut, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring for 10 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-inch by 12-inch pan. Spread evenly. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. chopped pistachio nuts if desired. Allow to set before cutting into squares to serve.

Videos Story

A Father’s Love

Vera and her father, Dmitry Shestakov, shared a carefree dance before he was imprisoned for his faith.

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Feature Story

Arrested for Praying


Bhaskar is a Christian in India. He wasn’t always a Christian. But a few years ago, he decided to give his life to Jesus.

Around Christmastime, a friend of Bhaskar’s got sick and had to stay in the hospital. Bhaskar went to the hospital to visit his friend and to pray for him. A few days later, he returned to the hospital and prayed for his friend again.

A radical Hindu at the hospital knew about Bhaskar’s visits. Many Hindus are peaceful, but many radical Hindus persecute Christians and use violence against those who disagree with them.

The Hindu man beat up Bhaskar because of the hospital visits and prayers. The police came. They arrested Bhaskar instead of his attackers!

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Spotlight Story

Sun-Hee and Su-Ah

Sun-Hee and Su-Ah
Sun-Hee and Su-Ah

Sun-Hee and Su-Ah are Mr. Choi’s daughters. Mr. Choi is a South Korean Christian who helps North Koreans who have fled from the bad conditions in their homeland. He and his family used to live in China.

Chinese officials put him in prison because he helped North Koreans who had escaped to China. (Read more about his time in prison in the story “North Korea and China: In Prison for Doing Good.”) Sun-Hee and Su-Ah tell more about their lives below.

When we lived in China, I had a good time with my family going to church and traveling together. Our own driver picked me up from school every day. My mother and father tried to buy everything I wanted.

My father always told me that there were many people who really need help. He encouraged me to help the poor. He was arrested by the government of China because he helped poor North Koreans and shared the gospel with them.

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