Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
(Hebrews 12:1)
Korean Thanksgiving was last month. Our North Korean defector interns made
North Korean-style dumplings and brought them on visitation to the houses
of North Korean defectors who were lonely and missing their family.
October 8, 2019
From the Foleys

Famine in North Korea? The Canary in the Coal Mine Says No

When Dr. Foley and I founded Voice of the Martyrs Korea, we were blessed to know nearly nothing about North Korea.

The reason I regard that as a blessing is that what was "known" about North Korea at that time came from the news media, international aid agencies, South Korean missionaries, visiting academics, political think thanks, and the North Korean government. Dr. Foley and I were largely ignorant of this information and instead made what I believe was the God-ordained choice of turning to ordinary North Korean people to learn about their country, to learn how they believed God was working in it, and to learn how we could support them in that vision.

The picture we received was so fundamentally different than what was then "well known" about North Korea that at first people--especially the experts--thought we were crazy. Even crazier, they thought, was our commitment for VOM Korea to be a place where North Koreans are the teachers, strategists, and actors--the subjects, not the objects--of North Korea ministry. From the beginning, every North Korean project we have done has owed its genesis to North Korean Christians.

I wish I could say that things have changed in eighteen years and that today people see North Koreans as the teachers, strategists, and actors. But this month has brought renewed reports from many quarters about North Korea teetering on the brink of a famine so large that purportedly North Koreans are terrified that it is 1993 all over again. Numerous NGOs have unveiled plans to "save North Korea" from famine. As a result, I have received numerous inquiries from people asking me what to make of it all...


To read the rest of Pastor Foley's update on our blog, click here.
The Chinese government is legally preventing children in China
from attending religious services. Be a part of the movement to 
provide a "Sunday School in a Box" to Chinese children so that their
parents might have the materials necessary to disciple them in the home!
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Belarus officials often delay or deny Christians' registration applications for religious services and events, making it difficult to worship with or without government approval.
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Doers of the Word
Sermon
In this “Doers of the Word” (DOTW) sermon, we consider the part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks God to “give us this day our daily bread.”
This prayer, which the Lord has taught us, is very practical. It includes everything we need in life in this one sentence! It also teaches us how to seek God for the things that we need.

Click here to view the video.
Pastor Tim's Prayer Points
  • Praise – We’ve sent 32,597 Bibles to North Korea through the air, by sea and over land so far in 2019!

  • Please pray for Mrs. Oh and Mrs. Kim in China (North Korean mother and daughter). They were both sex-trafficked out of North Korea 20 years apart. By God’s grace, we were able to find both of them! The daughter was severely depressed and has tried to commit suicide several times. We were able to share the gospel with both the daughter and her Chinese husband and they both responded in faith.

  • Our balloon launch season is now over, but please continue to pray for the development of this program. A new year means new possibilities and we’re excited to see what 2020 has in store. Pray that God will bless this program with new launch technology and methods. More than anything, however, pray that our team will remain faithful no matter the time of year.

 
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