The little girl had no idea her parents were criminals until the day she found a Bible hidden in the family’s home. “When I was twelve, I accidentally found a Bible my parents had hidden in their closet. I don’t know why, but I started to feel inside the cabinet with my hand, pulled out a book and began to read,” she told Open Doors.  The moment she found a Bible in her parent’s closet was the moment she realized her parents were committing a grave crime — they believed in

Jesus. They kept it a secret for most of her life to protect her. Kim Sang-Hwa (not her real name) grew up in North Korea where it’s against the law to practice Christianity, read a Bible or even pray. Up to three generations of a family can be jailed for one member’s transgression. Some even face death. “My discovery could cost me my life,” she says. “I was afraid to touch the Bible, but I couldn’t just leave it there. I closed my eyes, picked up the book and put it back. I weighed my options.  READ MORE