(FaithWire) – Jang-mi was startled as the door to her cell swung open. Bruised, bloody, and soaked from her captives’ attempts to wake her with buckets of water, she was surprised to see her uncle walk through the door. Jang-mi lives in the most oppressive country in the world for Christians — North Korea. So we’ve changed her name to protect her.

Just two months earlier, she was happily married and living in China. She had successfully escaped from North Korea and was living free from persecution. Shortly after arriving in a Chinese border town, Jang-mi met and fell in love with her husband, who also was from North Korea. They had both also met and fell in love with Jesus. They were happy … but her husband’s heart was hurting. READ MORE