#534 The #movie #silence is an account of #japanesechristianmartyrdom in the #1600s and an amazing portrayal of the #strength and #agony of #persecutedchristians as they lived out their faith. I was struck by the #encouragement one small #symboloffaith could bring. Today I pray for persecuted Christians in #northkorea #somalia #afganistan #pakistan #sudan #syria #iraq #iran #yemen and #eritrea Amen.