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WEA joins the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization calling for day of prayer for North Korea

June 5, 2006

WEA joins the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization in calling for a day of prayer for

25 June - Day of Prayer for

Dear Friends,

I urge you to read the message below from Dr. Jong Yun Lee, the Chair of the Asia Lausanne Committee.

On behalf of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and the Lausanne Movement, I declare 25 June to be an International Day of Prayer for and call on the church to pray for .

Sincerely,

Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall
Executive Chair, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

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May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

The matter of greatest interest for South Koreans is to save North Koreans who are deprived of their religious freedom. For this cause, the Korean Church founded the commission to Help North Korean Refugees (CNKR) in 1999 and has submitted to the United Nations a petition with ten million signatures for recognizing North Korean defectors as refugees.

South Korean Christians have also set up an organization called Save North Korea and are making some significant efforts in this area. Recognizing that earnest prayers must take the highest priority in this work, we have decided at a directors \' meeting to stage this movement globally.

1) We have decided to set apart an International Day of Prayer for bringing salvation to North Koreans and ask all Christians around the world to join us in prayer.

2) We have designated 25 June (Sunday), the day that the Korean War broke out, as the International Day of Prayer for .

3) We hereby request assistance that all Christians around the world join us in prayer for salvation of 25 million North Korean souls by declaring the upcoming 25 June as the International Day of Prayer for .

4) We propose the following prayer needs:
a. Freedom of religion be granted in North Korea
b. North Korean defectors be recognized as refugees so that they will be guaranteed the freedom of residence, and
c. The divided Korean Peninsula be reunited by the Gospel.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jong Yun Lee
Chair, Asia Lausanne Committee
President, Save

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Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization


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