Prayer Need: 33 Christian Missionaries Under Death Sentence in North Korea

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s tyrant leader, has imposed a death sentence on 33 Christian missionaries who are believed to be working alongside South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook, who has established as many as 500 underground churches in the communist country.

The Washington Times reports that the pudgy dictator claims the 33 are attempting to overthrow the government.  That same accusation led to the machine gun execution of Kim’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek, and the assassination of all of his relatives including the children and grandchildren of all close relatives.  (Some alternate reports suggested that the uncle may have been killed in an attack by a pack of starving dogs.)

It’s reported that in August 2013,  Kim Jong-un ordered that key members of the Moranbong Band watch the execution by firing squad of Hyon Song-wol and members of the Unhasu Orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band.

And in March 2013, the dictator threatened a “pre-emptive nuclear strike” against the United States, announcing plans to attack Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

This man is a ruthless killer with no moral compass.  The Christian missionaries are, indeed, in great danger.  Please keep them in your prayers.


  • Christopher Little

    Here’s hoping and praying that what happened in Romania in 1989 will eventually happen in North Korea.