Prayer Concerns
1/28/13 at 02:10 PM 4 Comments

Prayer for Asia: North Korean Parents Eat Their Children

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Photo: Flickr/Feed My Starving Children

According to the London Daily Mail, "A 'hidden famine' in the farming provinces of North and South Hwanghae is believed to have killed up to 10,000 people and there are fears that incidents of cannibalism have risen."

Last year The London Telegraph reported, "North Korea has publicly executed at least three people in recent years after they were found guilty of cannibalism."

There are numerous media accounts about the poverty and totalitarianism in North Korea. Here is one more tragic ancedote from the Los Angeles Times, "In North Korea, children are bred like livestock in labor camps. They are taught to betray their parents. They are worked to death."

Christian charities are limited in what aid they can provide to North Korea. Some Christians have smuggled aid into the country.

This week Operation World is promoting prayer for Asia and its website will feature detailed prayer requests for the Asian countries. This was posted on Operation World's Facebook page:

Praying for ASIA this week. The continent which holds...
60% of the world’s population
70% of the world’s Muslims
77% of the world’s Non-religious population
98% of the world’s Buddhists
99% of the world’s Hindus
15% of the world’s Christians
85% of the world’s unevangelized

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