Dear Reading Friends and New Subscribers, This is David Telbat with a new short story for you, “Codename Yalu.” Printing Bibles in China is still illegal—for common civilian use. Not long ago, I received a report from a Chinese contact who shared news that a Chinese Christian in China had been stabbed to death by North Korean agents—because the Christian was helping North Koreans who had crossed into China. Thus, the following short story is inspired by that man’s sacrifice and devotion.
Also, Distant Front, Book Two of The COIL Legacy, due out soon, is based primarily in China. Knowing the context of this repressive country, and of its neighbor North Korea, will help us to better appreciate the Persecuted Church in that area. Let’s support their work with prayer and/or in other ways. Visit Voice of the Martyrs here, and Vision Beyond Borders here.
Codename Yalu: Printing Bibles in China
by D.I. Telbat
Yalu pedaled his bike faster, the smell of gun smoke and blood still in his nostrils. He clenched his teeth as his brake-less bike bounced down a deer trail in Eastern China. If he were a younger man, he might have been more experienced at such breakneck speeds, but Yalu was now in his fifties. Normally, there was no reason to rush downhill faster than his narrow eyes could focus on the blurred objects.