School of Christ in Seoul, Korea
In February 2012 we graduated 27 students from our second School of Christ in Seoul, Korea. Thirteen of the students were North Korean defectors. These precious people defected not because they didn't like how their food was cooked or how their cloths fit but because they were going to die by the hands of an evil ruler.
There were missionaries in this school to the North Korean people from North Vietnam, Russia, China, Thailand, North Korea and Ghana.
All of the students have testimonies of how the Lord has saved them but one woman from North Korea had this story you must hear. She lived in North Korea with her husband and son. They did not know the Lord at all and her husband was a bootlegger running whiskey and cigarettes across the border. Some Christians paid him to haul bibles into North Korea and he kept one of the books he was transporting and delivered the rest to his contact person. He buried the book in his yard not knowing what it was and his wife asked him about the thing he had buried in the yard. He told her never to talk about it again. She would not stop pressing him about the book so he finally brought the book into the house and they began to read it in the bedroom under the covers that night.
The next day the police came and searched the house and found the bible. One of their neighbors had turned them in for suspicious activity. In North Korea, if your neighbor is arrested for something illegal you will go to jail or be beaten because you did not turn them in, you are guilty by association. So everyone is watching each other very close to save their own skin. The police took the women to interrogate her. The husband denied knowing anything about the book because if he confessed the whole family would die. In the interrogation they demanded to know where she got the book, what was in it and are you a Christian. She didn't know anything about the book and where she got it and didn't even know what a Christian was. They beat her because she was lying they said but she really didn't know and they beat her in the head so bad she now has to wear a wig. They broke all of her fingers but she did not confess because there was nothing to confess. After all of that her husband was able to take her and get her healed up. They knew she was going to die if they came and got her again so her husband bought her way into China to defect to South Korea.
The first thing she did in China was to ask the people helping her about a book called the bible. She told them she almost died for having the book and all she knew was when she started reading, It said in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and God made man in His image and she saw that all men were created equal. One of the people helping her preached the Gospel to her and she asked Christ into her life. This precious lady was just one of the students with this kind of story in the school in Korea.
The devil is running scared because he knows his time is short and God is moving across this earth one more time by His Spirit. Please pray for our Brothers and Sisters in North Korea and the School of Christ as we do the Will of God in this late hour.
Pastor Ken Geisendorfer