Open Doors USA releases its world ranking of persecution by country – North Korea still #1, Mali newcomer to list #7

Rodi shares this report of persecution in the world. A very prayer provoking article and chart.

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Information and watch list from  the non denominational group http://www.OpenDoorsUSA.org.  Rankings released  January 8,2013

North Korea – For the eleventh year running, this is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian. In a country of 24.5 million, there are just 400,000 Christians. North Korea is one of the remaining Communist states, and it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Christians are classified as hostile and face arrest, detention, torture, even public execution. There is a system of labor camps including the renowned prison No. 15, which reportedly houses 6,000 Christians alone. But despite severe oppression, there is a growing underground church movement of an estimated 400,000 Christians. We have written on North Korea several times in the past year. At the bottom are some noteworthy articles you can read in order to become more familiar with the brutal hardship that is endured by…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Open Doors USA releases its world ranking of persecution by country – North Korea still #1, Mali newcomer to list #7

  1. Ammunition for prayer and a reminder to take every opportunity to reach others with the Gospel before we join the list.

  2. Susan Michaels says:

    This is something we’ll never hear about in the media. Thank you for sharing. Will share with a prayer team.

  3. thanks for sharing this… I pray for God’s protection and grace toward his precious people around the world…

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