Author: Patrick Sookhdeo


Adopting a killer: Sohn Yangoon 1950

Even before the brutal murder of his sons Tongin and Tongsin in 1948, Yangoon’s life had already been marked by much suffering for Christ. He was born in South Kyungsang Province, Korea, in 1902, and became an evangelist aged 23. In 1938 he came into conflict with the Japanese authorities over […]


Spectacle and torture: Blandina 177

Spectacle and torture: Blandina 177 Blandina was a young slave girl, among the many Christians brought before the Roman governor of Gaul during an upsurge in persecution in the region around Vienne and Lyons in 177. Blandina displayed remarkable physical and spiritual strength as she endured a succession of horrendous […]