NORTH KOREA — The persecution of Christian women and girls around the world is hidden, complex and violent. They are vulnerable for both their gender and their faith.
As part of International Women’s Day on 8 March, Open Doors has been sharing stories of those who’ve been persecuted simply because they are Christian women. The aim of Open Doors’ See. Change. campaign is that every woman who is persecuted for both her faith and gender is seen, heard and empowered to reach her God-given potential.
*Rebecca shares her story as a courageous field worker as she has helped women who fled North Korea for China only for them to be exploited by traffickers.
North Korea is the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian. Having your faith discovered is a death sentence.
Until recent *Rebecca was a courageous field worker, supporting North Korean refugees in China.
“My work was to meet North Korean women, especially those sold through human traffickers and forcibly married to Chinese men. But many are treated as a means to deliver babies.
“Without legal identification, they cannot travel freely within China. They cannot do what they want. They are confined in the situation. I visited them worshiped God with them, studied the Bible with them and gave them what they needed.
“One thing I want to tell the sisters is: God is always with you. Even when it is pitch black and you feel like you are alone, Jesus is holding your hand. Please don’t forget this truth. Please don’t think that you will just suffer and die like this. Sure God has his own plans for your life. Please remember this. Please remind yourself of God’s plan for your life. This is my message to them.”
*name changed for security reasons.
About Open Doors UK
Open Doors is a non-denominational mission that supports persecuted Christians in over 70 countries where Christianity is socially or legally discouraged or oppressed. In their work, they provide vital support, training, and resources to those facing persecution or discrimination.
Resources that they provide include distributing Bibles and literature, running leadership training, assisting with socio-economic development and intercessory prayer. They also help victims of violence and disaster, including widows and orphans, with practical support such as relief aid, livelihood support, and community development projects.
Their vision is of a world in which every Christian who is persecuted is remembered and supported by other Christians. They pray for a world where there is no persecution.
- Global News Alliance, Supporting Persecuted North Korean Christian Women
- Open Doors UK, Official Website