A month ago, Michael Oh wrote of an 18-year-old North Korean girl’s testimony at the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa and the powerful impression it made on him. I too had the privilege of being present to see and hear her story and I remember it as one of the most powerful moments of the entire event. The video has now been posted and I urge you to watch it (see below).
In the midst of so many Christian leaders gathered from around the world, it is so like God to use someone, whom some would consider weak and insignificant, to display his glory. Her testimony exemplifies the power of the gospel to rescue, transform, and send out in mission. And this in the face of incredible suffering and opposition.
Her courage inspires me to pray and believe this prayer for her and for myself.
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness… (Acts 4:29)
(Watch on the Lausanne website.)