'Just Pray Like Me': Mystery Woman Risks Life to Convert North Koreans Trapped in Labor Camps
Will Maule : Feb 7, 2018
The woman, nicknamed "God's Princess" was able to share the Gospel with everyone in the prison cell. It wasn't long before she was released from the prison-something that very rarely occurs...
[Faithwire.com] A North Korean defector has recalled her harrowing experience of spending time in one of the communist nation's notorious labor camps. Incredibly, despite her horrific ordeal, she ended up coming to Jesus during her period of incarceration. (Photo: North Korean labor camp/via Open Doors USA)
Esther, who has had her name changed for security reasons, told religious freedom charity Open Doors that she and the other inmates were "treated like animals" and that there were 40 of them crammed into a two-by-two cell. Despite the dire situation, Esther said she was profoundly impacted by a Christian woman who somehow held onto her faith through the horrific treatment they endured.
"At one point, I gave her a little push and asked her 'Hey, what's going on with you? Why are you so calm?'" Esther explained.
"She answered 'When I was in China, God treated me like a princess.'"
"I looked at her. She was a fragile, old lady. Why would anyone treat her like a princess? I mocked her, 'Okay, I want to be a princess too.'"
"'Alright,' she said. 'Just pray like me'. I played along. So she went 'Thank You, God, for everything. Do what You wish. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen'"...
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