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North Korean Woman First Hears About God From Her Torturer
« on: February 26, 2018, 06:47:28 PM »
A missions group helping persecuted Christians in North Korea has shared the story of one woman, who heard about God for the very first time from her torturer.

Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs told Mission Network News in a report on Thursday that the woman was one of many North Koreans who had never heard about God when she snuck into China for work so she could provide for her starving family.

It wasn't in China where she heard about God, however, but when she returned to North Korea and was arrested on suspicion that she was ministered to.

"Her interrogator kept asking her about God. 'Did people in China talk to you about God? Did you meet with people who are followers of God? Did you read the book about God while you were in China?'" Nettleton said, describing the questions the woman was asked.

"Kyung-ja had had no contact with Christians even while she was in China. In fact, she had never heard the name of God and she kept telling the interrogator, 'I don't know who that is! I don't know who you're talking about!'"

Kyung-ja was then sent to a labor camp where after a conversation with another prisoner she decided to try praying to God.

"God, I don't know if you're real. I don't know who you are. But if you're there and if you can hear me, can you help me?" the woman pleaded.

She was later able to escape North Korea a second time, and managed to connect with her daughter, who had defected to South Korea. Kyung-ja's daughter answered her mother's questions about God, Jesus, and the Bible, which led her to get closer to Christ.

Nettleton was able to meet with the woman in South Korea where she now lives as a faithful Christian.