There are very few countries left in the world that truly capture the concept of “kingdom”—where one person’s rule extends over every aspect of his subject’s lives. Especially in the Western world, kingdoms feel like a relic of a bygone era.
For the people of North Korea though, the concept is far too real. They have lived under the brutal totalitarian kingdom of the Kim Dynasty for nearly 70 years, and in that time the Kim family has stretched their power over every aspect of life they can touch. Currently, under the rule of Kim Jong Un, North Korea has attempted to squash all free speech, religion and even thought.
But there’s another Kingdom at work in North Korea, and it’s one the Kim family hasn’t been able to topple.
“When I was twelve, I accidentally found a Bible my parents had hidden in their closet. I don’t know why, but I started to feel inside the cabinet with my hand, pulled out a book and began to read.”
This is the story of Kim Sang-Hwa*, a young girl raised to think differently than the Kim regime would want. It’s the story of a search for freedom. Most importantly, it’s the story of another Kingdom that’s at work deep in North Korea.
Kim Sang-Hwa* in her own words
I come from a Christian family, although for a long time I wasn’t even aware my parents were believers. Like so many Christian families, our family was banished to a remote village.
Author: Open Doors USA
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