A group of activists, including nine defectors, are sending a message of hope for Christmas to North Koreans under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Un where the Christian holiday is banned.
The Washington, D.C.-based North Korean Freedom Coalition is launching bottles with Bibles, rice, and messages of hope in the Yellow Sea between North and South Korea as part of “Operation Truth,” modeled after the Berlin Airlift to help the starving people.
“We should be doing everything we can to get information into North Korea by land, by sea and by air,” Suzanne Scholte, the group’s chair, told Fox News.
The message in the bottle reads in part:
“Christmas, which is celebrated all over the world on December 25th, marks the day when Jesus was born…Many of your ancestors also believed in Jesus. In fact, in 1907, in Pyongyang, there were so many Christians who believed in Jesus that Pyongyang became known as a Holy City. But when Kim II Sung came to power, he wanted North Koreans to worship him as a god, and not the one true God. So, he killed many Christian leaders, sent others to political prison camps, or banished them. He did all he could to kill the followers of Jesus Christ…”
The flash drives also have North Korean music with lyrics changed from worshipping Un to God, the books of Matthew and Mark, as well as recorded messages from congressman.
Scholte said the messages are reaching more and more in the Hermit Kingdom.
“Those in leadership positions in the DPRK regime wake up in the morning with only two choices in their lives: being slaves devoted to Kim Jong Un or death and their families’ deaths,” she said. “That is why so many began escaping -not just for food, but for freedom, for a better life.”