After Coming Home, 3 American Hostages Share Bible Verse In Hand-Written Note To Pence

Vice President Mike Pence stood on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews Air Force District of Washington when three Americans who were held hostage in North Korea for more than a year returned home.

The emotional moment was covered across media outlets as these three men joyously celebrated being in a free country and no longer under the oppressive rule of the North Korean dictatorship. The three men – Kim Hak-Song, also known as Jin Xue Song; Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-Duk; and Kim Dong-Chul – threw their hands up cheerily and enthusiastically waved to those on the tarmac.

Pence recently shared the three men had written and handed him a short, but powerful note. In the note, the three men compared themselves to Jewish captives returning to their promised land of Jerusalem after previously being in captivity.

Here’s what it said:

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion,

We were like men who dreamed.

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.

Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:1-3


Check it out:

Some people who saw the hand-written note called it “powerful” and “amazing,” check it out:

USA Today has more on the three Americans held hostage in North Korea:

The three men — Kim Hak-Song, also known as Jin Xue Song; Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-Duk; and Kim Dong-Chul — were arrested on a variety of supposed anti-state crimes, despite the fact that they appear to have journeyed to the diplomatically isolated nation to improve conditions for its 25 million citizens:

They all faced the same fate: years behind bars.

• Kim Dong-Chul of Fairfax, Va., was arrested in October 2015 and sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in April 2016 on charges of spying and other offenses.

A month before his trial, he supposedly apologized for trying to steal military secrets for South Koreans. He had been living in Rason, North Korea, in a special economic zone where he ran a trading and hotel services company.

• Tony Kim was detained at the Pyongyang airport in April 2017 as he was set to depart the country. He subsequently was accused of “hostile acts.”

Kim had spent a month teaching accounting at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology and most recently had been living in North Korea with his wife, still believed to be there. He supposedly had been volunteering at an orphanage. The university is funded largely by evangelical Christians from the United States and China.

• Kim Hak-Song was accused of “hostile acts” in May 2017. He had been doing agricultural development work at the research farm of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology and was living in Pyongyang.

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