North Korea is listed as the #1 worst country in the world to be a Christian. The latest persecutions are not new, but rather the latest in a long line of human rights violations. Some of the stories have become legendary, including the Christian welshman, Robert Jermain Thomas, a missionary that brought the gospel of Jesus Christ to the peninsula 150 years ago.

The legacy of Thomas is hidden in the dark shadows of North Korea, a country that is known for storing missiles and persecuting Christians who openly celebrate their faith in God. In contrast, 29% of neighboring South Korean residents openly identify themselves as Christians, according to a 2014 Pew Research Study. READ MORE