SEOUL (Reuters) - The world watched anxiously on Wednesday as North Korea staged a huge funeral in the capital, Pyongyang, for former leader Kim Jong-il, searching for signs of what to expect from the isolated nation that may be close to attaining nuclear weapons capacity. Bleak pictures from state television showed a funeral cortege led by a limousine carrying a huge picture of the 69-year old, who died on December 17, passing serried ranks of olive green-clad soldiers whose bare heads were bowed in homage in the main square of the snow-covered capital.
Will you create some tags for Children's Hope and Voice with verses related to visiting the imprisoned for example the message you have here "Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; Hebrews 13:3".
I can't use "CHV" initials officially yet until I regiser the initials with the state of VA re: "doing business as" which I hope to accomplish soon.
I'm hoping this isn't asking too much. I know you must be very busy.
Thank you. Welcome to the new year, too!
Open Doors LIVE with Dr. Carl Moeller and Rabbi Adlerstein
Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director of Interfaith Affairs at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Dr. Carl Moeller, Open Doors USA President/CEO, address such issues as Sharia law and its effect on Christians, what the revolts mean for religious minorities and the future of religious freedom in the Middle East in 2012.
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The Hidden Bible
Nowhere else in the world are so many Bibles hidden literally underground as in North Korea. In the country that has been consistently number one on Open Doors' World Watch List, the Bible is absolutely forbidden. Christian refugee Lee Joo-Chan remembered how his parents snuck outside under cover of darkness to get their Bible. "Every night they went to the garden and dug up a pot. They took out a black book and read from it."
Shortly after coming to faith in China, 70-year-old Hea Woo* found herself back across the border in a North Korean gulag. In this valley of the shadow of death, God spoke comfort to her, but also told her to evangelize. Hea Woo shares her compelling story of how God met and sustained her while in prison.