Australian John Short was detained inside North Korea after leaving gospel tracts near a Buddhist temple. He was facing years in prison--but he wasn't afraid. "Fear and faith cannot exist within my heart at the same time," he says.
This week on VOM Radio, in the second part of our conversation with Mr. Short, he shares how he prayed--out loud--throughout his captivity, how his captors responded to his faith and how his "letter of confession" and eventual release came about. The conversation is especially relevant coming after North Korea sentenced an American college student, Otto Warmbier, to 15 years of hard labor last week for allegedly stealing a patriotic poster from his hotel.
He'll also share how, upon landing back in China, he learned that his captivity was international news. He was deeply moved to learn that Christians in many nations were praying for him during his trial, including a group of Chinese house churches that prayed around the clock during his detention. Finally, Mr. Short shares specific ways we can pray for the "hermit kingdom" of North Korea. (If you missed the first part of this conversation, listen to it here.)
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