(Source Open Doors- June 20 , 2022) As North Korean refugee Bon-Hwa slipped under the water, she couldn’t keep back her tears. The day she had waited for so long since she trusted Jesus in a secret Bible study was finally happening. For two long years, she had begged to be baptized.
Bon-Hwa’s secret baptism took some planning. She, a pastor, and her Bible group leader traveled separately to a safe house in a remote area. They didn’t want to risk her being caught and repatriated to North Korea.
In more than 60 countries around the world, believers like Bon-Hwa are taking life-threatening risks to make a public profession of their faith in Christ. Each time our field partners share a story, photo, or video of new believers being baptized, we recognize both the beauty and gravity of that scene. Read the full article here https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/stories/10-secret-baptisms-full-of-risk-and-great-joy and see the discreetly filmed video. These baptisms are happening in places like Bangladesh, Myanmar, Syria, and the Philippines.