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700 Club Interactive: Liberty in North Korea - July 30, 2013

Vice President of LINK Justin Wheeler shares how leadership under Kim Jong-un is threatening the rescue organization Read Transcript


Gordon: PLACED IN A

PRISON CAMP AT THE AGE OF

13.

MY ENTIRE FAMILY WENT TO

PRISON.

Gordon: SHE ESCAPED AT

AGE 41.

TWO OF MY SISTERS AND

BROTHER ARE STILL IN THERE.

Gordon: A SURVIVOR

REVEALS THE ATROCITIES OF A

NORTH KOREAN LABOR CAMP.

THERE WERE BODIES

LITTERED THROUGHOUT THE

CAMP.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

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Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

TODAY WE ARE GOING TO SHOW

YOU THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO

HAS WITNESSED UNSPEAKABLE

EVIL AND YET LIVED TO TELL

ABOUT IT.

FOR 28 YEARS, KI KIM YEA

LANGUISHED INSIDE A

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

Terry: KIM GRANTED CBN

NEWS THE FIRST AMERICAN

TELEVISION INTERVIEW, AND

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE FROM

SOUTH KOREA.

Reporter: KIM YEA SOOKE

IS PERHAPS THE LORNGHT

LONGEST PRISONER TO EVER

HAVE ESCAPED.

I WENT TO THE PRISON CAMP

WHEN I WAS ONLY 13 YEARS

OLD, AND I GOT OUT WHEN I

WAS 41.

George: THE YEAR WAS

1975.

ONE MORNING NORTH KOREAN

GOVERNMENT AGENTS BURST INTO

HER HOME AND DRAGGED AWAY

ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF HER

FAMILY.

MY ENTIRE FAMILY WENT TO

PRISON.

SOME WERE TAKEN TO THE

MOUNTAINS.

OTHERS WERE PUT IN DIFFERENT

LABOR CAMPS.

ALL BECAUSE OF MY

GRANDFATHER'S ONE MISTAKE:

HE ESCAPED TO SOUTH KOREA

DURING THE KOREAN WAR.

George: KIM AND SOME OF

HER FAMILY WERE SENT TO

REEDUCATION CENTER NUMBER

18.

HOW MANY MEMBERS OF YOUR

FAMILY WERE KILLED IN THE

LABOR CAMP?

SEVEN.

I LOST SEVEN MEMBERS,

INCLUDING MY GRANDMOTHER,

MOTHER, BROTHER, AND MY

HUSBAND.

George: TODAY SHE WEARS

DARK GLASSES TO CONCEAL HER

IDENTITY.

I WEAR THESE GLASSES

BECAUSE I HAVE FAMILY IN THE

CAMP.

TWO OF MY SISTERS AND

BROTHER ARE STILL IN THERE.

George: IT HOLDS SOME

50,000 PRISONERS, IT IS ONE

OF SIX POLITICAL PRISON

CAMPS OPERATED BY THE

GOVERNMENT.

THEY ESTIMATE SOME 200,000

NORTHERN KOREANS ARE

LANGUISHING BEHIND THE WALLS

OF THESE SECRET CAMPS.

I ATTENDED INDOCTRINATION

CLASSES IN THE MORNING, AND

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE

CHILDREN WERE SENT TO PUSH

TROLLETROLLIES IN THE COAL

MINES.

PEOPLE WERE DYING IN THE

MINES.

THERE WERE NUMEROUS MINE

COLLAPSES.

SO MANY INJURIES, PEOPLE WHO

LOST THEIR LEGS.

MANY WHO WERE BURIED ALIVE.

IT WAS HORRIBLE.

George: YOU WERE, IN

ESSENCE, TREATED LIKE A

SLAVE?

YES.

I WAS TREATED LIKE A SLAVE

AND WORSE.

I HARDLY SLEPT.

IT WAS INHUMANE, BUT I NEVER

COMPLAINED.

I JUST FOLLOWED ALL OF THE

RULES.

I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO

SURVIVE.

George: PRISONERS

DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO

EAT.

A FAMILY OF SEVEN WAS

USUALLY JUST GIVEN 10 POUNDS

OF CORN A MONTH.

1996 WAS HORRIBLE.

THAT YEAR MANY PEOPLE DIED

OF STARVATION.

THERE WAS NOTHING TO EAT.

THERE WAS NO GRASS, NO

PLANTS WERE GROWING.

YOU LOOKED AROUND, AND THERE

WERE BODIES LITTERED

THROUGHOUT THE CAMP.

AT FIRST I WAS SHOCKED, BUT

THEN YOU BECOME NUMB TO IT

ALL.

George: WERE THERE DAYS

WHEN YOU FELT LIKE PERHAPS

THIS IS NOT WORTH LIVING,

THAT PERHAPS YOU THOUGHT

ABOUT KILLING YOURSELF, THAT

YOU WANTED TO COMMIT

SUICIDE?

YES.

I THOUGHT OF COMMITTING

SUICIDE HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS OF TIMES IN THOSE

28 YEARS, BUT THE WAY THE

CAMP IS SET UP, THERE IS

ALWAYS SOMEONE WATCHING

YOU.

EACH PRISONER IS ASSIGNED TO

WATCH FOUR OR FIVE OTHER

PRISONERS.

SO IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, THE

OTHER PRISONERS WOULD ALERT

THE GUARDS BECAUSE THEY

DIDN'T WANT TO GET INTO

TROUBLE THEMSELVES.

George: YOU SAW PUBLIC

EXECUTIONS.

YOU SAW PEOPLE GET KILLED

INSIDE THE CAMP?

YES.

I WITNESSED COUNTLESS PUBLIC

EXECUTIONS.

AND OFTEN THESE PRISONERS

WERE KILLED OVER PETTY

THINGS, LIKE STEALING FOOD.

THE GUARDS WOULD ALWAYS

GATHER OTHER PRISONERS TO

WATCH THE EXECUTION.

IT WAS A FORM OF

INTIMIDATION.

George: PERHAPS MOST

CHILLING IS KIM'S ACCOUNT OF

FELLOW PRISONERS KILLING

THEIR OWN CHILDREN TO STAVE

OFF HUNGER.

ONE TIME A MOTHER PUT HER

9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN THIS

BIG CAST IRON POT AND BOILED

HER.

SHE WAS TOO BIG FOR THE POT,

SO THE MOTHER HAD TO CHOP

HER LEGS AND HEAD TO FIT THE

BODY IN THE POT.

ON OTHER OCCASION, A LADY

KILLED HER 16-YEAR-OLD SON,

CHOPPED HIM INTO PIECES, AND

TOMB HITOOK HIM TO A

BUTCHER CHOP TO GET SOME

CORN IN EXCHANGE.

George: THIS IS HARD TO

HEAR.

IT IS HARD TO TALK ABOUT,

BUT I WANT THE WORLD TO HEAR

MY STORIES.

George: SHE FINALLY

ESCAPED IN 2003.

THE DETAILS ARE BEING KEPT

CONFIDENTIAL FOR SECURITY

REASONS.

NOW SHE LIVES IN SOUTH

KOREA.

THIS SUMMER SHE RELEASED HER

MEMOIR.

SHE DREW FROM MEMORIES OF

THE HORRORS WITNESSED.

I AM THANKFUL TO BE

ALIVE, BUT I CAN'T GET OVER

THE FACT I LOST HALF OF MY

LIFE.

George: IN DECEMBER SHE

FLEW TO WASHINGTON TO TELL

ABOUT THE BEATINGS,

STARVATION, AND BRUTAL

EXECUTIONS SHE WITNESSED IN

CAMP.

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO

THE WORLD ABOUT WHAT IS

GOING ON TODAY IN NORTH

KOREA?

MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

IS WE HAVE TO SHUT DOWN

THESE LABOR CAMPS AND SET

THE PRISONERS FREE.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE ARE DYING.

EVERY DAY PEOPLE ARE KILLING

EACH OTHER.

I AM LIVING PROOF THAT WILL

IS NO HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH

KOREA.

George: GEOF GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, SEOUL.

Gordon: FOR MORE ON THE

STORY OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN

NORTH KOREA, WE HAVE JUSTIN

WHEELER, AND HE IS WITH

LIBERTY IN NORTH KOREA, AND

HE PROVIDES REFUGEE STATUS

AND AID TO THOSE HIDING IN

CHINA.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Gordon: ARE THE PRISON

CAMPS AS BAD AS WE JUST

HEARD?

DO YOU KNOW OF OTHERS WHO

HAVE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES?

ABSOLUTELY.

I'VE MET MANY NORTH KOREANS

WHO ESCAPED THESE CAMPS.

A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, WHO

HAS A "NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLER NOW, AND THE

BOOK HAS BEEN TRANSLATED IN

OVER 11 LANGUAGES AROUND THE

WORLD.

DOZEN UPON DOZENS OF STORIES

HAVE CORROBORATED ONE

ANOTHER.

AND WE HAVE SATELLITE

IMAGERIES, IMAGERIES THAT

MATCH UP WITH TESTIMONIES

FROM FORMER INMATES AND

FORMER GUARDS.

SO THERE IS NO DISPUTE

WHETHER OR NOT THESE CAMPS

EXIST AND HOW HORRIFIC THE

CAMPS ARE.

THERE ARE UP TO 200,000

PEOPLE IMPRISONED IN THESE

CAMPS TODAY.

Gordon: NORTH KOREA IS

NOW UNDER THE RULE OF KIM

JONG UN.

HAS THE HUMAN RIGHTS

SITUATION IMPROVED, OR HAS

IT GOTTEN WORSE?

SO I WAS BRIEFLY IN

SOUTHEAST ASIA.

ON ONE OF OUR RESCUE

MISSIONS, WE BROUGHT SIX

REFUGEES TO FREEDOM.

ONCE THEY MADE IT TO

FREEDOM, WE SHARED A

DOCUMENTARY WE PRODUCED IN

2010 ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS

VIOLATIONS HAPPENING IN

NORTH KOREA DURING KIM JONG

UN'S RULES.

DURING THE FILM THEY WERE

WATCHING AND VALIDATING THE

PRISON CAMPS, THE LACK OF

FREEDOM, AND THE DENIAL OF

JUST THE BASIC HUMAN

RIGHTS.

AFTER THE FILM WAS OVER, I

ASKED SEVERAL OF THEM, AND

THESE WERE INDIVIDUALS WHO

WERE DAYS OUT OF NORTH

KOREA, AND I ASKED SEVERAL

OF THEM IF THE CONDITIONS

WERE THE SAME, AND THEY

RESPONDED AND SAID IT WAS

WORSE IN NORTH KOREA DAY

THAN DURING KIM JONG UN'S

REIGN.

Gordon: AT THE SAME

TIME, HE IS MEETING WITH

SOME FAMOUS CHARACTERS,

DENNIS RODMAN HEADING THE

LIST, AND DOES THIS INDICATE

HE IS OPEN TO MY TALKS OR IS

THIS MORE STRANGENESS OUT OF

NORTH KOREA.

KIM JONG UN IS PLAYING

FROM THE SAME PLAYBOOK AS

HIS FATHER.

RECENTLY THIS YEAR, THE

PENINSULA WAS AT AN ALL-TIME

HIGH IN REGARDS TO TENSION.

MISSILE TESTS, NUCLEAR

TESTS, AND REALLY WHAT THAT

HAS GONE TO PROVE IS THAT

KIM JONG UN IS ON THE SAME

PATH, THE SAME CYCLE THAT

HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR

DECADES.

SO WE HAVEN'T SEEN A LOT OF

NECESSARILY PROGRESS FROM

THE HIGH POLITICS LEVEL.

BUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, AND

WHAT WE THINK IS FAR MORE

INTERESTING IS WHAT IS

HAPPENING ON THE GROUND

LEVEL.

WHERE NORTH KOREANS ARE THE

ONES PRODUCING THE CHANGE

FROM THE INSIDE OUT, AND

BOTTOM UP.

THAT'S WHERE WE THINK REAL

CHANGE IS GOING TO COME

INSIDE THIS COUNTRY.

Gordon: LINK HAS BEEN

RESCUING PEOPLE FROM NORTH

KOREA.

ONE OF THEM IS AN

11-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED MIN

JE.

TELL US MORE ABOUT HER.

SURE.

MIN JE WAS ABANDONED AT A

YOUNG AGE IN NORTH KOREA.

SHE DOESN'T KNOW HER REAL

AGE OR EVEN HER REAL

BIRTHDAY.

SOMEONE WE DON'T KNOW IN

NORTH KOREA HELPED HER CROSS

THE RIVER.

AS SOON AS SHE GOT IN CHINA,

SHE WAS VULNERABLE TO -- I

MEAN, SHE HAD NO

DOCUMENTATION, AND WAS IN

CHINA ILLEGALLY.

AND SHE WAS USUA VULNERABLE

TO WHAT MANY NORTHERN KOREAN

WOMEN FALL PREY TO.

OF THE NORTH KOREAN WOMEN IN

CHINA, 70% ARE TRAFFICKED.

WE FOUND MINJE, AND BROUGHT

HER THROUGH A 3,000 MILE

LONG DANGEROUS UNDERGROUND

RAILROAD, AND BROUGHT HER TO

SAFETY.

SHE HAS SAFELY SETTLED IN

SOUTH KOREA, WHERE SHE IS IN

THE LOVING CARE OF A GREAT

FOSTER FAMILY, IS GOING TO

SCHOOL, AND IS FINALLY ABLE

TO PURSUE A LIFE IN FREEDOM,

AND IS ABLE TO LIVE SOMEWHAT

OF A NORMAL LIFE AS A KID.

Gordon: LINK HAS A

PROGRAM CALLED VIA NOMAD,

AND TELL US HOW PEOPLE CAN

GET INVOLVED.

EVERY YEAR SINCE 2009, WE

HAVE BEEN SENDING

COLLEGE-AGED STUDENTS AROUND

NORTH AMERICA.

49 OF THE 50 STATES, AND SIX

PROVINCES AND CANADA.

WE GO TO HIGH SCHOOLS,

PROVINCES, AND RELIGIOUS

INSTITUTIONS, AND SHOW

DOCUMENTARIES WE PRODUCED

FROM OUR ORGANIZATION THAT

HIGHLIGHTS THE STORIES OF

THE NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE.

OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE A

YOUNGER GENERATION TO

RESPOND AND TO ACT.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE SEEN

HAPPENING ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

WE'RE CURRENTLY LAUNCHING

OUR 12th NATIONAL TOUR

THIS SEPTEMBER.

YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN

BE A PART OF A TOUR, AND HOW

YOU CAN BRING ONE OF OUR

NOMADS OUT TO YOUR CITY.

Gordon: JUSTIN, THANK

YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND

ESPECIALLY FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: ALL YOU HAVE TO

DO IS GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT

700clubinteractive.com, AND

WE'LL REFER YOU OVER AND HOW

CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN

RAISE AWARENESS OF ABOUT

WHAT IS GOING ON IN NORTH

KOREA.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, WE'RE

GOING TO TAKE YOU ON A TOP

SECRET MISSION IN SOUTH

KOREA, WHERE A SIMPLE THING

LIKE A SHIFT OF THE WIND,

COULD SPELL FAILURE.

Terry: FOR CHRISTIANS

IN NORTH KOREA, THE PRICE OF

BELIEF IN GOD COULD MEAN

DEATH.

NOW ONE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP

IS TAKING ACTION WITH AN

AERIAL OFFENSIVE.

THEY WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE

COUNTRY'S SECRET BELIEVERS,

AND CBN NEWS GOT EXCLUSIVE

ACCESS TO THEIR OPERATION.

George: JUST BEFORE

SUNSET, A VANLOAD OF

CHRISTIANS FROM SEOUL HEADS

NORTH.

WE CANNOT SHOW YOU THEIR

FACES OR REVEAL THEIR

NAMES.

WHAT WE'RE DOING COULD

GET US INTO TROUBLE.

WHERE ARE WE GOING TODAY?

WE'RE GOING HERE, SOME

FOUR MILES FROM THE NORTH

KOREAN BORDER, AND CLOSE TO

THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE.

George: THE

DEMILITARIZED ZONE IS ONE OF

THE MOST HEAVILY FORTIFIED

AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS

PLACES ON EARTH.

WE'LL JUST WAIT UP HERE

AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS,

SIR.

George: ONE MILLION

ARMED NORTH KOREAN TROOPS

STAND READY ON THEIR SIDE OF

THE D.M.Z., AND THE SOUTH

HAS JUST AS MANY.

AS WE GET READY TO HEAD TO

THIS PARTICULAR LOCATION,

ONE FACTOR THAT COULD RUIN

THIS WHOLE THING IS THE

WEATHER.

ONE SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE

WIND DIRECTION COULD MESS UP

THE MISSION.

George: PETER HAS

DUBBED THIS "OPERATION

DANDELION."

WE STARTED THIS PROJECT

BACK IN 1991, AND JUST AS A

DANDELION NEEDS THE WIND TO

SPREAD ITS SEED, WE NEED THE

WIND TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE.

George: THAT MESSAGE IS

THE WORD OF GOD PRINTED IN

THE KOREAN LANGUAGE ON

THOUSANDS OF BRIGHT ORANGE

BALLOONS.

IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE

TO GET BIBLES INTO NORTH

KOREA, SO USING BALLOONS IS

ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE

WAYS TO SHARE THE GOSPEL.

George: A TANK IN THE

BACK OF THE VAN PUMPS HELIUM

INTO THE BALLOONS.

THE TEAM WORKS QUICKLY, ALL

OF THE TIME KEEPING TABS ON

THE WIND DIRECTION.

PRAYERS ARE WHISPERED OVER

EACH BALLOON.

AND THEN THE RELEASE.

A FEW MINUTES LATER, THE

BALLOONS BEGIN THEIR SLOW

DRIFT CONTRIBUTION NORTH

KOREAN AIR SPACE.

BY SENDING THESE

BALLOONS, WE LET OUR

NORTHERN KOREAN BROTHERS AND

SISTERS KNOW WE ARE PRAYING

FOR THEM.

THE INSCRIPTIONS ON THE

BALLOONS ARE MEANT TO

ENCOURAGE THEM.

George: THE HONEST

PLANS BEGIN HERE AT THIS

LOCATION IN SEOUL.

78 YEARS OLD AMTOK, ALONG

WITH A HANDFUL OF OTHERS,

HAVE BEEN REPAIRING EACH

BALLOON FOR THE FLIGHT INTO

KOREAN.

I WAS BORN IN NORTHERN

CAREER NORTHERN -- NORTH

KOREA, AND THIS IS A WAY TO

GIVE BACK TO MY PEOPLE.

George: THEY HAVE A

HOLE IN HERE, THAT THEY FILL

HELIUM IN HERE, PUT TA TAPE

ON IT, AND OFF IT GOES.

THE HELIUM WILL LEAK OUT

OF THE BALLOON AND

EVENTUALLY FALL TO THE

GROUND.

WHEN SOMEONE PICKS IT UP,

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO READ ALL

16 CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK OF

MARK.

George: PETER USED

BOATS IN THE PAST TO LAUNCH

BALLOON OFFENSE SIVES FROM

THE SEA.

THEY CONTAIN A SMALL RADIO,

THE BIBLE, AND OTHER

CHRISTIAN LITERATURE.

AND PETER'S GROUP ORGANIZES

A GROUPLY RADIO BROADCAST

THAT IS RECORDED IN SEOUL,

AND THEN TRANSMITTED OVER

SHORT WAVE FREQUENCIES.

IT IS LIKE A REGULAR

CHURCH SERVICE WITH

PREACHING OF THE WORD.

THE NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT

CONTINUALLY TRIES TO JAM OUR

SIGNAL, BUT WE HAVE OTHER

WAYS OF GETTING OUR MESSAGE

ACROSS.

George: CBN NEWS

OBTAINED EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

RECORDINGS OF SECRET

UNDERGROUND CHURCH MEETINGS

INSIDE NORTH KOREA.

[WHISPERING]

George: AND WHEN A

NORTH KOREAN ACCEPTS JESUS

CHRIST, HE OR SHE WILL FACE

PERSECUTION, IMPRISONMENT,

AND POSSIBLY DEATH BECAUSE

OF THEIR FAITH.

PETER GAVE CBN NEWS FOOTAGE

THAT APPARENTLY AIRED ON A

JAPANESE TELEVISION CHANNEL,

ALLEGEDLY SHOWING THE

EXECUTION OF NORTH KOREAN

CHRISTIANS.

TRYING TO GET PRECISE

FIGURES ON THE NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS TODAY IN NORTH

KOREA IS EXTREMELY

DIFFICULT.

BASED ON DATA GATHERED

FROM NORTHERN KOREAN

DEFECTORS AND INTERNATIONAL

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS, WE

ESTIMATE THERE ARE

APPROXIMATELY 30,000

PRISONERS BEING HELD IN

POLITICAL PRISON CAMPS, AND

ABOUT 10,000 UNDERGROUND

BELIEVERS WHO ARE IN HIDING

THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

George: BACK ALONG A

STRETCH OF THE NORTH/SOUTH

KOREAN BORDER, IT IS A

LITTLE PAST MIDNIGHT.

USING THE COVER OF DARKNESS,

PETER'S TEAM CONTINUED TO

DEPLOY HUNDREDS OF BALLOONS

AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS.

TODAY THE WIND CONDITIONS

HAVE BEEN GOOD.

OFTEN THE WINDS WILL

CHANGE SUDDENLY, AND WE HAVE

TO WAIT.

SOMETIMES WE COME BACK THE

NEXT DAY.

WE ARE PERSISTENT.

PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE ON THE

LINE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THIS

AND CONTINUE TO PRAY UNTIL

NORTH KOREA IS FREE AND THE

CHRISTIANS CAN WITHIN JESUS

CHRIST WITHOUT FEAR.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, SOMEWHERE NEAR THE

NORTHERN KOREAN BORDER.

Terry: I CAN'T IMAGINE

WHAT THAT BALLOON WOULD MEAN

TO SOMEONE WHO FINDS

THEMSELVES IN SUCH

IMPOSSIBLE HOPELESSNESS.

Gordon: I IMAGINE THERE

WOULD BE A LOT OF FEAR IN

FINDING ONE.

BECAUSE IF YOU'RE CAUGHT

WITH CHRISTIAN LITERATURE,

THERE IS A REAL PROBLEM FOR

YOU.

THEY DO HAVE SHOWCASE

CHURCHES.

I VISITED ONE IN

PYEONGCHANG, WHERE IT HAD

BEEN I IN IN OPERATION FOR

ABOUT 100 YEARS.

IT WAS CLEAR THE PASTOR WAS

SPEAKING TO ME IN CODE.

> AND THERE WAS LIMITED

FREEDOM OF WORSHIP.

AND WE'VE SEEN HORRIFIC

CONDITIONS.

HERE IS SOME HOPE FOR YOU.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, THERE

WERE MORE CHURCHES IN

PYEONGCHANG THAN ANY OTHER

CITY IN ASIA.

THERE WAS A HUGE REVIVAL.

JOHN THAN GOFORTH OF CANADA

WENT THERE, AND THAT REVIVAL

THAT STARTED IN MANCHURIA

SPREAD THROUGHOUT NORTH

KOREA.

LET'S PRAY FOR A

REUNIFICATION AND A

REKINDLING.

GOD CAN BRING THE BONES BACK

TO LIFE AND HE CAN CHANGE

HEARTS AND HE CAN DO

THINGS.

WE NEED TO DEPEND ON HIM IN

THIS SITUATION.

IT IS DANGEROUS, AND NORTH

KOREA AS A STATE IS

DANGEROUS.

WE JUST THE INTERCEPTION OF

MISSILE TECHNOLOGY GOING TO

THEM, AND THEY'RE TRYING TO

TAKE THEIR NUCLEAR

TECHNOLOGY AND PUT IT ON A

MISSILE SO THAT THEY CAN

THREATEN JAPAN, THEY CAN

THREATEN THE UNITED STATES.

I WOULDN'T WANT NUCLEAR

WEAPONS OF THAT CATEGORY IN

THEIR HANDS.

WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT,

THOUGH, IF THEY BECAME

UNIFIED WITH SOUTH KOREA.

THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION, AND

THE KOREANS COULD COME

TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN AS ONE

PEOPLE TO WORSHIP THE LORD.

THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

DON'T JUST WATCH US PRAY,

BUT JOIN WITH US.

AND LET'S JUST BELIEVE GOD

FOR A TREMENDOUS MIRACLE.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND IN OUR OWN STRENGTH, AND

IN OUR OWN WISDOM, WE DON'T

SEE A WAY.

BUT YOUR WAYS ARE ABOVE OUR

WAYS.

AND YOU'RE ABLE TO DO ALL

THINGS.

SO WE PUT OUR TRUST IN YOU.

AND WE ASK FOR UNIFICATION.

WE ASK FOR RESTORATION.

WE ASK THAT THE WORD, YOUR

WORD, WOULD COVER NORTH

KOREA AS THE WATER COVERS

THE SEA.

NOT JUST A TRICKLE.

NOT JUST AN OCCASIONAL

BALLOON THAT FALLS TO THE

GROUND.

BUT LET YOUR WORDS SATURATE

THAT NATION AND LET THEM

COME TO WORSHIP YOU.

LORD, WE BELIEVE, AND WE

KNOW THAT YOU'RE ABLE.

AND SO WE ASK THIS OF YOU IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

MORE OF "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: ALL OVER THE

WORLD, "ORPHANS' PROMISE"

PROVIDES SAFE HOMES FOR

AT-RISK CHILDREN.

IN CHINA, A HOME LIKE THIS

KEPT ONE YOUNG GIRL FROM

BEING KIDNAPPED BY

TRAFFICKERS.

AFTER SHASHA'S FATHER DIED

OF A HEART ATTACK, A GROUP

OF MEN PAID HER A VISIT.

BUT THEY WEREN'T THERE TO

OFFER CONDOLENCES.

THEY WERE THERE TO TRAFFIC

HER.

MRS. ZANG IS A CHRISTIAN

NEIGHBOUR WHO HEARD ABOUT

THE TRAFFICKERS' PLANS.

THEY LIED TO SHASHA AND

TOLD HER THEY WOULD PROVIDE

HER AND HER MOTHER WITH A

NEW HOME.

BUT THEY WERE PLANNING TO

SELL THEM BOTH FOR MONEY.

Terry: TRAFFICKERS

THRIVE IN THIS REGION

BECAUSE IT IS SO REMOTE AND

IMPOVERISHED.

SHASHA HERSELF WOULD HAVE

BEEN WORTH JUST A FEW

HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THEY PLANNED TO SELL HER

AS A CHILD BRIDE.

SHE WOULD FACE A LIFE OF

BEATINGS AND INTIMIDATION TO

KEEP HER FROM ESCAPING.

IT ALWAYS FELT LIKE THERE

WERE BAD GUYS WATCHING ME

AND FOLLOWING ME.

I DESPERATELY WANTED SOMEONE

TO SAVE ME.

Terry: MRS. ZANG WANTED

THE SAME, SO SHE TOOK

SHASHA'S MOTHER TO AN

ELDERLY HOME, AND MOVE

SHASHA MILES AWAY TO A SAFE

HOUSE, RUN BY CBN AND

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

WHEN SHE FIRST CAME HERE,

SHE WAS PALE AND SKINNY.

SO WE MET HER PHYSICAL

NEEDS, AND WE TOLD HER ABOUT

THE LOVE OF THE LORD, AND

TAUGHT HER TO READ THE

BIBLE.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS RECEIVED

THE LORD AS HER SAVIOR, AND

NOW HER LIFE IS MUCH

BETTER.

I'M NOT AFRAID ANYMORE.

I KNOW THE LORD WILL BE WITH

ME AND ALWAYS PROTECT ME.

I HAVE MY OWN BED, AND I

SLEEP WELL EVERY NIGHT.

IT IS LIKE I HAVE A REAL

FAMILY.

I'M REALLY GRATEFUL THE LORD

GAVE ME A HOME LIKE THIS.

I THANK CBN AND "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" BECAUSE WITHOUT

YOUR HELP, THERE WOULD BE NO

SAFE HOME FOR SHASHA OR ANY

OF THESE CHILDREN.

YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM A PLACE

WHERE THERE IS LOVE AND

SUPPORT, AND CHILDREN'S

HEARTS ARE BEING HEALED.

YOU ARE TRULY SERVANTS OF

THE LORD.

Terry: FROM HANGING HER

HEAD TO ARMS OUTSTRETCHED.

YOU KNOW, WHEN CHILDREN LOSE

THEIR FAMILIES, FOR WHATEVER

REASON, THEY ARE SO

VULNERABLE.

THEY ARE PRAYING TO

EVERYTHING THAT IS OUT --

THEY ARE PREY TO EVERYTHING

THAT IS OUT THERE LOOKING

FOR CHILDREN.

I THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS

POSSIBLE, TO PROVIDE A SAFE

PLACE TO LIVE.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER THINGS

WE'RE DOING FOR CHILDREN.

WE'RE OFFERING THEM

EDUCATION.

WE'RE OFFERING THEM WHAT WE

CALL THE SCHOOL OF LIFE,

UNDERSTANDING WHO GOD IS,

HIS LOVE FOR THEM.

BUT NONE OF WHAT WE OFFER,

NOT EVEN FOOD, IS AVAILABLE

TO THEM IF THEY DON'T HAVE A

SAFE PLACE TO LIVE.

THEY HAVE TO HAVE A PLACE

WHERE THEY CAN GROW UP,

WHERE THEY KNOW THAT THEY

ARE WANTED, WHERE THEY CAN

COMMUNICATE, LEARN WHO THEY

ARE IN THE MIDST OF IT, AND

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US

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Gordon: THIS IS "700

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INTERACT WITH YOU.

GETS GO TO THE CHATROOM.

SUZETTE IS ASKING US TO

BRAIN FOR HER NEWBORN SON,

LANE, WHO IS IN THE HOSPITAL

FOR SEVERE ANEMIA.

AND SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

Gordon: GOD KNOWS WHAT

TO DO.

LORD, WE LIFT UP THIS

NEWBORN TO YOU, AND YOU CAME

THAT THAT NEWBORN MIGHT HAVE

LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

AND SO WE SPEAK TO THIS

ANEMIA PROBLEM AND SAY BE

HEALED NOW.

LET THERE BE NORMAL RED

BLOOD CELLS, NORMAL IRON IN

THE BLOODSTREAM, NORMAL

OXYGEN, AND WE JUST ASK THAT

THERE BE RENEWAL OF LIFE FOR

THIS NEWBORN.

DO IT NOW, LORD, FOR WE ASK

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW 5:

"BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE

PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

SAKE, FOR THEIRS IS THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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