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Isaiah 43 (NIV)

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

19  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

21     the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise..

article-1These last few months have brought many uncertainties to the work inside NK. But as greater uncertainties arose, it seemed that a greater truth was always at hand.  No matter what obstacles were placed before those in the field, new paths were being made straight and smooth for those same field workers to follow.  So we continue to lift up our faithful workers who are called to see the “new thing” that the Lord is doing and to seek the “water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” and receive the “drink” for His people, His “chosen.”  Perhaps in the context of prayers for NK, we could even receive the phrase ” my chosen” as “my Choson,” the people of the last, One Korea!

During our last gathering, we were greatly encouraged by the testimony of an intercessory prayer leader, who had gained her freedom from the North nearly 16 years ago.  As a “Re-settler” in the South, she encountered the Lord, became a pastor and began a prayer movement in 2005 (with the support of many other devoted re-settlers). During the following 4 yrs, she and her group of devoted re-settlers undertook: (i) 40 days (24/7) of prayer for the healing and restoration of the peninsula; (ii) 100 days of prayer for SK against greed and singular pursuit of affluence; and (iii) 100 days of prayer for NK against the darkness of man imposed idolatry.  It was a small glimpse into what the Lord is doing to stir the hearts of so many in SK; to raise up an army of faithful intercessors who will become the returning hands and feet for the building of a new One Korea at the time so deemed by our Good Father.

So, Lord, as we wait, confidently, for that day and hour that we drink your water, together, as your Choson people of Korea, we praise you today as our Good Father, our Redeemer, our Hope, in Jesus’ name, Amen