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  • Sang-chul: North Korea Video
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Join Christians around the world on Sunday, Nov. 3, for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — a global prayer meeting for our Christian brothers and sisters who boldly witness for Christ at any cost.

VOM’s 2019 IDOP short film, Sang-chul: North Korea, provides a dramatic example of the challenges of following Christ inside the world’s most restricted nation. The film will inspire you and your family, group, class or church to pray for persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world.

Filmed on the Korean peninsula, the film shares the true story of Pastor Han, who was assassinated by North Korean agents in China because of his effective gospel work among North Koreans. The story is told through the eyes of one of Pastor Han’s disciples, Sang-chul, a man who has followed in his mentor’s footsteps by continuing to share the gospel with North Koreans despite the danger. You and your church will be encouraged and better equipped to pray for Christians risking their lives for Christ.

Here are some other resources to help you and your church better pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters:

Please order by Oct. 23, 2019, to receive your resources before Nov. 3.

Inspire your congregation with a bulletin insert featuring specific ways to pray for our persecuted Christian family members. These bookmarks serve as a handy reminder to pray for persecuted Christians not only on IDOP Sunday but also throughout the year. They are ideal for handing out in your church or Sunday school, for use as bulletin inserts or for sharing with family and friends.

Sang-chul knows that sharing the gospel with North Koreans could cost him his life. After all, his own spiritual father and mentor, Pastor Han, was murdered by North Korean agents in China. Yet the call of Christ and the example of Pastor Han compel him to continue this work, despite the danger. How else will North Koreans hear about Jesus?