Kim Eun Jin – a martyr’s story from his daughter who survived North Korea’s brutal crackdown on Christians

What an inspirational testimony! Kim Eun Jin’s grandmother was the only one who had a Bible, and her Bible was in the Chinese language. So, Kim’s grandmother translated the Bible, page by page into the Korean language. Kim’s father, a faithful man and leader of the Christian church was arrested and taken to a labor camp, where it is believed he was killed. Watch the video below for a precious interview with a wonderful christian woman who shares her testimony of persecution in North Korea.

Kim Eun Jin N. KoreaPhoto credit video

Every day, at the breakfast table, my father would tell us that one day they will come for us and arrest us for being Christians. He warned us for the price we would some day face for our faith. I remember him saying often that, „Even if I face death, I will follow Jesus”. 

Kim Eun Jin, age 31, born in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim’s testimony is rare, considering the numbers in North Korea. The CIA estimates that some 24 million people live in the communist country, and the best guess is about 2% or 480,000 are Christians. Just a handful of them have escaped from the brutal regime.  and lived to tell their story. Kim Eun Jin is one of them.

Growing up, I was told by authorities there is no God in this world. We were ordered instead to worship Kim Il-sung and Kim Jung-il, the leaders of the country. Freedom of religion is guaranteed under North Korea’s constitution, but, it’s never encouraged. Growing up she had heard how her city, Pyongyang was once the Jerusalem of the East. In 1945, 13% of the population was Christian. The city was the center of Christianity on the Korean peninsula. Half a century later, Kim’s faith made her a target.

VIDEO by gtasoul·

Read more on the North Korean Persecution:


Shin, the only person to escape a North Korean Camp, from Journeyman Pictures (viewer discretion advised)

The only escapee of North Koreas most brutal prison camp has lived to tell us a story of unspeakable horror. Starved of food and common humanity, Shin proves that gulags are still a tragic reality.
We were always hungry. Shins most vivid memory of his life in the camp is the constant hunger he felt, food made me escape, even if it was going to cost me my life. The only thing that interested me was the food. Before his escape three years ago, he didnt even know that a world existed beyond the barbed wires. Until then, his life had been one of torture, hard labour and complete isolation.

My mother was supposed to inform on me and me on her. He believed she deserved her fate as he witnessed her execution. I blamed her. I had no real feelings as a kid. Shin didnt know love, only violence. Once the guards beat a little girl on the head so hard, she died the next day.

He eventually escaped through a gap in a high-voltage fence. His charred legs still bear the scars. As horrible as it is, Shins story is not unique. Wang, himself a former prisoner, is a prominent writer on the subject.

He believes that oppression in North Korea will keep increasing: The brutality of the system has grown to the point where Kim Jong Il now fears that he will suffer the same fate as Ceausescu of Romania. He simply wants to kill all his enemies.

VIDEO by Journeyman Pictures See more here – Journeyman Pictures- a list of films (links) about North Korea

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