Friend in Prison on the Border to North Korea
Once a North Korean family escaped from the horribly poor and repressive nation to China.
They could survive for some time in peace. His father could find a job somewhat. But one day, a Chinese woman living nearby looked at his father thoughtfully in evil atmosphere and asked him to carry vases with water in for her. His father rejected it.
Then, a week or so later, several Chinese police men surrounded the house of the defecting family. They arrested the family members and intimidated them, saying that they would be forcibly sent back to North Korea.
The youth was convinced that the Chinese woman dobbed his family into the police. However, his father had one friend living nearby who was doing his business well. This friend had once often visited their house when they had been in North Korea. His father asked this friend to lend him some money to buy freedom of his family. And, with this money, the family could persuade an officer of the prison they were in to let them flee from the prison and the town.
And after a long and hard journey, the family could get out of China and enter South Korea. Then, the family sent twice or more the amount of money they had borrowed from their old friend in the Chinese town on the border to North Korea. It is because they had known that they should have been executed by the North Korean police if they had been sent back to the country under the dictatorship.
There must be hundreds of similar stories in the border area between China and North Korea.
Indeed, Christ Jesus said to visit your friend in prison some time.
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Mat 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Mat 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.