All-Night Prayer Vigils Were Held Over the Weekend for North Korea
Monday, May. 1, 2006 Posted: 1:23:12PM EST
(For the full article, go to the Christian Post) WASHINGTON Hours after hours, small groups and individuals took turn to pray for North Korean refugees, jailed humanitarian workers and repatriated North Koreans in an all night prayer vigil from Friday to Saturday morning.
As one of the last events during the North Korea Freedom Week, the prayer vigil was held in three locations across the United States at different times on Apr. 28-29. In Washington , D.C. , a prayer vigil was held in front of the Peoples Republic of China s embassy from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.; in Los Angeles from 7 to 9 p.m. on Apr. 28 at the Chinese Consulate; and in Houston prayers were also held in front of the Chinese Consulate on Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Rev. Max Parsons of Hana International Mission shared at the Washington gathering about his personal experience coming to faith in a country with severe persecution and the importance of prayer for persecuted Christians.
Im from a country in Asia, Sri Lanka , where there is a lot of violence. In the earliest years of my conversion I was an eyewitness to some of the things that went on, said Parsons. In 1972, I watched many nights of children, who were not even dead, put on tires, kerosene poured on them and burned – most of them were alive while being burned. Some of these memories still haunt me today.