An Hyuk was arrested for crossing more than into China from North Korea, out of curiosity. All his lifetime he experienced belonged to a loyal Communist Get together loved ones. He experienced been given a federal government scholarship to a bodily training university at age 12. But a single working day he was out ice skating and China “named.” He was caught just above the border and of class despatched back. Now, “sent again” to North Korea just isn’t the exact as “sent again” to Mexico. He was detained in solitary confinement underground for 20 months! Then despatched for a second dose of punishment,18 months, at an additional web site.
Though at the initially locale, guards held him awake constantly and compelled him to sit motionless for days. [All for ice skating into China]. Down the hall from him was a person who experienced spilled ink on a image of North Korea’s leader. An additional who had not sufficiently dusted a photograph of the “Wonderful Chief.”
At the second internet site, it was time to do guide labor. His very first position was to crack the ice, bounce in the h2o, and wade waist-deep looking for stones and laying boards to re-channel the drinking water. Quite a few died at this identical career from publicity, or misplaced system sections to frostbite. Second career: go to the best of the mountain, minimize down substantial and significant hardwood trees, and carry them down by hand. A lot of died in this job far too.
Thankfully, he was in a position to escape, tell his tale, and be a component of the gradual unfolding of the evil that is North Korea. Way too negative for most of us, the reserve he released in Seoul (Yodok Checklist) was prepared in Korean.
Now, my brother-sister in the Lord. If spilling ink, not dusting photos well, and ice-skating into China delivers on periods of distress such as this, can we imagine the agony of a believer in Jesus who will not give up his religion in our Lord Jesus? What can we do for a North Korean prisoner today? As constantly, we are named to pray, to give, to go, and of course to be prepared to bear Christ’s cross ourselves.
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