By BosNewsLife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PYONGYANG/SEOUL/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- North Korean Christians appealed for prayers as Pyongyang warned foreign embassies to leave by April 10 after moving medium range missiles to its east coast, raising fears of imminent war. “We are to meet the decisive battle with a gun in one hand and a hammer in the other,” said a Christian leader.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region. TWR's announcement came after South Korea’s foreign minister warned that North Korea was expected to conduct a nuclear capable missile launch Thursday, April 11, a development that prompted that country and the U.S. to increase their military alerts levels.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos SEOUL/NEW YORK (BosNewsLife)-- Supporters of American Christian missionary Robert Park, who is believed to have been detained in North Korea, launched hundreds of balloons on New Year's day with texts calling for freedom in the isolated nation.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- An American Christian missionary has been returned to a harsh labor camp in North Korea, despite international concern about his health. The 45-year-old Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen detained for 15 months, was transferred from a hospital to the camp on January 20, a State Department spokesperson said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, February 9.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.
By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".
By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service SEOUL/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- Concerns were mounting Wednesday, February 26, over the whereabouts of an elderly Australian Christian missionary, more than a week after he was detained in North Korea. John Short, 75, was arrested in the capital Pyongyang last Sunday, February 16, while openly expressing his Christian faith during on what was his second mission trip to the isolated Communist-run nation, his wife told media.
By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The last two Americans held captive by North Korea have returned home and one of them, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, thanked those who supported him with prayers and advocacy.