What is really going on in North Korea
We all know that what’s happening in North Korea is terrible, we hear figures and facts. The wide spread famine and labour camps but it doesn’t sink in how bad it is. To have an understanding what’s really going and not lose site of what people have to endure everyday, here are some of their stories*:
Jee in a Forced Labour Camp
Jee Heon was one of those refugees who made it to China, only to be dragged back and thrown in one of the many forced-labour camps for those who rebel against the regime.
Jee explained that any woman who was pregnant was forced to abort their pregnancy (often with rusty instruments, no anaesthetics or very late term) because of the country’s strict rules over racial purity. One occasion where a woman gave birth in the camp, only to be beaten by the prison guard immediately after birth until she submitted to his orders to drown her newborn baby in the bucket of water. Which she eventually did.
She described the horrifying situation, saying: “and the mother, with her shaking hands she picked up the baby and she put the baby face down in the water. The baby stopped crying and we saw this water bubble coming out of the mouth of the baby.”
Kim in an Orphanage
Famines resulted in wide spread starvation and death. Kim Hyuk was seven years old when his mother died. He was briefly placed in an orphanage but decided to leave when he witnessed 24 of the 75 children within the orphanage die of starvation. He decided becoming a street child would be better than remaining in the orphanage to starve.
Life in Prison Camp
A former prison guard, whose name was not disclosed, spoke about how officials would rape women from the camps and then kill them.
Detainees were apparently forced to walk 20 kilometres to get to the fields where they were expected to work until midnight before making the 20 kilometres return back to the camp.
In terms of executions, he described the two most common methods. “Getting the prisoner to dig their own grave. Afterwards, the prisoner is made to stand before the grave. The prisoner stands there, facing his grave, and is unable to see what’s behind him. The hammer is small. It’s a short metal hammer.”
The second method was more more horrifying. “The prisoner comes into the office and is told to take a seat. Behind the screen, there are two people on standby. Always. They are holding on to what looked to me like a rubber rope. It’s a metre long, just about. If you strike someone with it, it will wrap around their neck. Then you kill them by pulling the rope.”
What can you do?
I’m asking you to pray for a country that’s in desperate need, where people suffer imaginable things everyday. A country where you get the death penalty for sharing Jesus. If these stories made you uncomfortable or broke your heart then how can we sit here read this and just move on with or lives. Please take the time out of your day to pray for those who can’t even imagine what it would be like to live your life. * All information has been taken from the UN report into human rights abuse in North Korea.Please repost this to get as many prayers as possible. This breaks our hearts but just imagine the hearts that are being broken by loved ones, and people in captivity fearing for their lives. And think about how much this breaks God’s heart. Let’s lift this broken country up in prayer. Most of them are unreached but not ever unreachable. We can pray for them and pray for missionaries to be sent to them. We can pray for their officials and leaders to find Jesus. We can pray for these issues to be brought to light. Spread the word. God bless!
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
I’m not the type of person to get grossed out by hair.
But as I started brushing my teeth, I noticed something felt strange. I looked at my toothbrush and found a short, thick, wavy black hair all up in it.
please. PLEASE. don’t let it be….
1. When that person claims that they are a part of said community, respond with,
"Oh, you are?"
"How are you a part of our ____, if you…"
or some variation of those statements. Just be sure to bring in the doubt.
2. Impose your thoughts about where they stand. “Yeah, I feel like you’re kind of on the fringes of our community” or “Do you feel left out when…?”
Whoohoo! Alienation! Isolation! In just TWO easy steps. Sometimes just one is effective. They’ll have no choice but to respond in some sort of discomfort or come to some level of subconscious self-doubt.
Note: Much more effective for people who are relatively new or at least have fewer personal connections within the group.
what a day.
I am sweetly swirling with thankfulness.
I know I gush over some of you guys and tell you all goofily how much I like or appreciate you… truth is, I want to do it more. I want to do it like all the time. There are those people who I just… implode over. It’s not that I don’t see your imperfections. I just see so much awesomeness and sweetness that I just can’t do anything but adore you.
I say those words and wonder if you believe me.
It’s like I want to hold onto those moments where I see such beauty in you. Where I feel so thankful for our friendship.
I sat on the el today and thought about my old buddy. I miss him lots. I wonder if it was just a “season” with him. If it was, if we can’t or won’t go back to being close, will the sweetness of those moments become bitter in my recollection?
"I don’t like the steps I took to get to look into your deepest feelings."
Was our friendship built on itself? Or did we, did I, bring in too much else?
You are precious to me.
I say this now. Will there come a day when I so dearly want to tell you again but can’t?
LOL DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE TO ANY OF YOU WHY AM I WRITING HERE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE
I care about you.
Jesus cares more though. God, thank you for beautiful people in my life. Truly, truly, truly.
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life (via observando)
…. i’m gonna dig my feet into the ground with every stomp
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The only time I ever truly fucked with Vegeta
Vegeta gives 0 fucks
my kind of guy
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