Joe Carter of The Gospel Coalition writes:
The Story: Christians around the world are setting aside April 15 as a day of prayer and fasting for the country of North Korea and the believers who live there.
The Background: According to Open Doors, this Sunday all of North Korea will celebrate the “Day of the Sun” in honor of Kim Il-Sung’s 100th birthday. To the outside world, the picture will be one of prosperity and wealth; that North Korea is a great place to live under their caring leaders. But outside of the media’s eye the vast majority will continue to quietly suffer extreme poverty and starvation.
The organization is encouraging Christians to show our solidarity by praying for believers in North Korea and taking a day off of food—or perhaps one meal—to remember the suffering of the North Korean people.
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