Day 2: Remember Those In Prison

Day 2

The Word of God reminds the Church again and again that we are one body. The Apostle Paul who experienced imprisonment on several occasions implores the church in Corinth to be united in Christ “so that there would be no division in the body, but that the members would have the same concern for each other. So if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it (1 Corinthians 12:26). Today we have the opportunity to pray in oneness with and for a brother from China who is currently imprisoned in North Korea.

Today’s Scripture:

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Hebrews 13:3

너희도 함께 갇힌 것 같이 갇힌 자를 생각하고 너희도 몸을 가졌은즉 학대 받는 자를 생각하라 히브리서 13:3

NORTH KOREA — Chinese Citizen Remains in North Korean Prison

Zhang Wen Shi, also known as Deacon Jang, is an ethnically Korean Christian who lived and ministered in Changbai, China, a town located on China’s border with North Korea. When North Koreans illegally visited Changbai to conduct business, purchase items they could sell on the black market, or seek medicine or other help, Deacon Jang often provided them with warm clothing, food and supplies for their return to North Korea. He also shared the gospel with those willing to listen. In November 2014, Deacon Jang was abducted in China, taken to North Korea and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since his imprisonment, several former prisoners have reported seeing or hearing about him. Please pray for his release.

북한 – 북한 감옥에 계속 갇혀 있는 중국 시민

‘장 집사’라고도 알려진 조선족 장 웬 샤이(Zhang Wen Shi)는 북한과 중국 국경에 위치한 중국의 장백(Changbai)에 살면서 사역하고 있었습니다. 북한 주민들이 장사를 하거나, 암시장에 내다팔 물건을 사거나, 약이나 다른 필요한 물품을 구하려고 불법으로 장백에 오면 장집사는 따듯한 옷과 음식과 북한으로 돌아가는데 필요한 것들을 공급해주었습니다. 또한 듣고자 하는 이들에게는 복음도 전했습니다. 그러던 2014년 11월, 장 집사는 중국에서 납치되어 북송되었고 15년 징역형을 선고받았습니다. 장 집사가 투옥된 이후, 북한 감옥에 갇혀 있던 수감자 몇 사람이 장 집사를 보았거나 그에 관하여 들었다고 전했습니다. 장 집사가 풀려나도록 기도해주시기 바랍니다.

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4 Responses

  1. Father in Heaven,
    Help us connect with one another.
    Help those who believe in You strengthen their faith.
    And help those who don’t believe or don’t know of you come to you.
    Thank you for the love that you shower over us.
    In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  2. Father in heaven,
    Help us connect with one another.
    Help those who believe in You strengthen their faith.
    And help those who don’t believe or don’t know of you come to you.
    Thank you for the love that you shower over us.
    In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  3. Father in heaven,
    I pray that you can help the missionaries in china and north korea (and everywhere).
    I hope that the missionaries will be released from prison.
    Thank you for the love that you shower over us.
    In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  4. Father God, I pray that you will give Deacon Jang strength physically and spiritually. I pray that you will help release the missionaries in jail soon and also during the virus that you will show the un-believers that they have a father who cares about them no mater what.

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