According to Voice of the Martyrs, Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, 49, was brutally murdered on Saturday, April 30, in Changbai, China.
From Voice of the Martyrs:
“He is believed to have been killed by North Koreans, who likely returned to North Korea following the attack.
“In February, the North Korean government issued an order for Pastor Han to be kidnapped, brought to North Korea and interrogated. Despite the threat, Pastor Han continued his work in Changbai.
“Pastor Han was known for helping anyone who crossed into China from North Korea. He would help in practical ways, like food or clothing, and introduce each person to the gospel. Then he would send them back to share Christ inside North Korea and help their families.”
Please remember to pray for those around the globe suffering from persecution, but don’t forget to also pray that their persecutors will recognize their need for forgiveness that only comes through faith in Jesus.