Published on September 18th, 2020
[Photo: Mrs. An. Her eyes are covered to protect her identity.]
Mrs. An was not a Christian. She grew up in North Korea, where the government does not want people to know God or to follow Jesus. Most North Koreans know nothing about Christianity.
But the North Korean government made a video to tell people that Christianity is bad and wrong. The video showed Christians praying to God. Mrs. An remembered what she saw on the video.
Due to harsh conditions in North Korea, Mrs. An escaped to China. But China does not always welcome North Koreans to their country. The Chinese police put Mrs. An in jail.
A Christian must have been in her jail cell before she got there, because Mrs. An saw the name “Jesus” scratched on the cell wall. She remembered the Christians she had seen praying on the video.
In South Korea
Mrs. An decided to pray to the Christians’ God, asking Him to help her get out of jail and go to South Korea, a freer country. God answered her prayer! In South Korea, she sought Christians who could teach her to grow in faith. She is learning how to witness to her family and others around her.
The North Korean video was created to turn people against Christianity. Instead, it helped someone trust in Jesus!
To Think About
Genesis 5:20 says, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” How does the verse remind you of Mrs. An’s situation?