5-5-5 Challenge: Korea Utara

5-5-5 2013 WWL[id]Auschwitz, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen dan Sobibor.

Empat nama kamp konsentrasi Nazi yang terkenal karena kekejiannya terhadap tahanan politik, tetapi terutama dalam hal penyiksaan dan pembunuhan sistematik terhadap orang Yahudi, gipsi, dan semua yang dianggap bukan keturunan murni.

Kita tahu nama-nama itu dan memiliki ingatan atas tempat itu. Tetapi berapa banyak yang tahu tentang Yodok, Bukchang, Kaechon, dan Chongori? Diabaikan oleh sebagian besar komunitas internasional, ratusan ribu orang menderita di dalam kamp-kamp ini yang mirip dengan kamp Nazi, di mana mereka diperlakukan bukan sebagai manusia.

Orang Kristen diisolasi dari yang lainnya dalam zona tertentu. Kita tidak tahu banyak tentang mereka. Tetapi Lee Soon-Ok, yang pernah dipenjara di fasilitas No. 1 Kaechon, menulis di bukunya “Eye of the tailless animals” tentang ratusan orang Kristen yang ada di sana.

“Mereka menerima makanan jauh lebih sedikit dan dihukum lebih berat dari yang lain. Sekali atau dua kali dalam sebulan, 6.000 tahanan akan dikumpulkan di hari Sabtu atau Minggu di mana satu atau dua orang Kristen di hadapan semua orang dipaksa menyangkal iman mereka. Jika tidak mau, mereka akan dipukul atau ditusuk dengan tongkat bambu yang tajam. Saya tidak bisa memahami mengapa orang-orang Kristen ini memilih menderita dan tidak mengkhianati Tuhan mereka. Seringkali mereka justru bernyanyi atau mengatakan ‘Amin’. Para penjaga seringkali menjadi marah dan membunuh orang-orang Kristen ini. Orang Kristen juga mendapatkan pekerjaan yang paling berbahaya dan paling berat, seperti bekerja di pabrik pengaretan. Jika ada penjaga yang berhasil memaksa seorang Kristen menyangkali imannya, maka akan mendapatkan kenaikan pangkat. Kadangkala kami harus melangkahi orang Kristen sampai dia mati.”

Sumber >> http://opendoorsusa.org/

Selama sebelas tahun berturut-turut, inilah tempat paling sukar bagi orang Kristen. Salah satu negara komunis yang tersisa, dan paling tegas menentang semua bentuk agama.

Orang Kristen dikategorikan sebagai ancaman yang menghadapi penangkapan, penjara, siksaan, hingga hukuman mati di depan publik. Ada kamp kerja paksa bagi orang Kristen, salah satunya adalah kamp No. 15 yang dilaporkan berisi 6.000 orang Kristen. Meskipun dengan adanya tekanan dan aniaya sedemikian besarnya, pertumbuhan gereja bawah tanah diperkirakan mencapai jumlah 400.000 jiwa.

Doakan:

  • Ada perubahan politik dan ekonomi yang lebih baik di bawah pemerintahan Kim Jong-Un.
  • Dilaporkan bahwa mata-mata dikirimkan ke China untuk membongkar jaringan pembelot Korea Utara. Doakan mereka yang lari dan organisasi/orang-orang yang membantu mereka.
  • Mengucap syukur karena Open Doors bisa mengirimkan bantuan darurat ke Korea Utara.

Sumber >> http://worldwatchlist.us/ [/id]

[en]Auschwitz, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Sobibor.

Four names of four Nazi concentration camps that were infamous for holding many political prisoners captive, but most for the systematic torture and killing of Jews, gypsies and others that were seen as impure.

We know the names and have images in our memories that we associate with them. But how many of us are familiar with names as Yodok, Bukchang, Kaechon and Chongori? Neglected by a large part of the international community, several hundred thousand people languish in these Nazi-like death camps, where they are stripped of all humanity.

Christians are kept in isolation from other people in the total control zone. What we know specifically about them are only bits and pieces. But Lee Soon-Ok, who was imprisoned in prison facility No. 1 Kaechon, wrote in her book ‘Eyes of the tailless animals’ about several hundred Christians who were kept there.

“They received less food and were punished harder than others. Once or twice a month all the 6,000 prisoners needed to gather on a Saturday or Sunday and one or two Christians were publicly asked to denounce their faith. If not, they were beaten or stabbed with a sharp bamboo stick. I was amazed the Christians choose to suffer and did not betray their God. Often they just sang songs or said ‘Amen’. The guards became furious and frequently killed Christians. The Christians also had to do the most dangerous and hardest work, like working in the rubbery factory. If a guard managed to force a Christian to denounce God, he or she would receive a promotion. Sometimes we had to walk over the Christian until he died.”

Source >> http://opendoorsusa.org/

For the eleventh year running, this is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian. One of the remaining Communist states, it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Christians are classified as hostile and face arrest, detention, torture, even public execution. There is a system of labour camps including the renowned prison No. 15, which reportedly houses 6,000 Christians alone. But despite severe oppression, there is a growing underground church movement of an estimated 400,000 Christians.

Pray

  • For real political and economic change under the leadership of Kim Jong-Un.
  • Spies have reportedly been sent to China to expose networks. Ask God to protect refugees and those helping them.
  • Give thanks that Open Doors is able to deliver emergency aid into the country.

Source >> http://worldwatchlist.us/ [/en]

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