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"Of whom the world was not worthy... " [Hebrews 11:38]—The writer of Hebrews gives a long list of faith heroes and those who accomplished much for the gospel, but the list was not long enough to contain all the names. "Others were tortured had trial of mockings and scourgings ... of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned... sawn in two... slain with the sword. They wandered about . . . being destitute, afflicted, tormented... in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth." The writer gives these precious and steadfast saints the highest of praise: they were too good for this world! The history of the gospel in Korea, the Hermit Kingdom, is filled with such saints—men and women who loved Christ more than they loved their own lives. From the first brave missionaries who gave their lives to bring God's message to the Korean people, to those suffering for Christ's name today in Kim Jong Il's prison camps, the rolls of those worthy. of mention in the Hebrews "Hall of Faith" have grown, and are growing still. This brief overview offers a glimpse of the suffering and overcoming courage of Christ's Body in North Korea throughout its turbulent history. The testimonies of these steadfast saints, will strengthen your heart to stand firm for Christ where you live, and you will be challenged and equipped to pray for believers in North Korea today.