The Single Biggest Misconception About North Korea Ministry

WLO_visitrememberMost people do not realize that North Korea ministry happens across an area of thousands of miles. Thousands.

That’s because North Koreans aren’t just found inside North Korea. North Korea dispatches them to countries around the world in order for them to make hard currency for the regime.

Our outreach team members share the love of God with these North Korean workers who have amazingly little other than hardships. While you might think they would be eager to receive any kind of aid, it actually takes a lot of creativity and strategy to enable them to do so. When approached as a group, they will always reject any assistance, saying, “Our great leader provides us with everything we need,” no matter how dire their circumstances, including severe malnutrition. We are of course always careful not to do anything that would get them in trouble or violate the stipulations of their sending or host country. We are simply being good neighbors and following the command of our Lord to visit and remember the poor and the stranger.

Here are a few excerpts from the dozens of city reports we received this month, representing work across myriad countries spanning thousands of miles:

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City “A”: The place where the NKs work was strongly guarded and there were many captains who built all kinds of obstacles. Communication was hard. Nevertheless, we distributed some literature, one NT and [resource type withheld].

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City “B”: We distributed [resource type withheld] and 2 NTs. Their needs are the same as everywhere: lack of good food and simple things such as socks, underwear and personal hygiene items.

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City “C”: The ones staying have almost no food. All they are left with is 3 packs of noodles for 5 people, half a loaf of bread, a can of fish and a little tea. It is only a short time until they starve. We distributed [resource types withheld] and 1 NT. I took one of them to the shop and shared about God with him.

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City “D”: We found 7 people guarded by 3 captains. Any communication with them was stopped. We sowed literature over the fence and they took [resource type withheld]. We were surprised that even with intensified watching from the captains’ side, the workers have become more daring.

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City “E”: In [city name withheld] we made it past serious guarding, barrier bars everywhere and multiple document check points. It looked hopeless, but our God showed us a way out. We were able to meet 15 people. They were not very eager to take [resource type withheld], but we know they have lots of needs such as little to no food and a lack of clothing.

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City “F”: We met a group of NKs and their captain said there was a seriously sick person among them. They did not have any medicine and the captain was worried. To their utmost surprise, we blessed them with the medicine they needed, bought them food products and distributed [resource type withheld].

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Every month we go everywhere and do everything we can to share the love of Christ with North Koreans wherever they are found. So please pray for our outreach team members. At this very moment they are hard at work somewhere in some country where you may not even realize North Koreans exist. But 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we are there, because the Lord sent us in his great love for North Korean people.

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Podcast – What Is The Face Of Persecution In North Korea?

At a recent Voice of the Martyrs regional conference, Pastor Foley answers an audience question about the face of persecution in North Korea. Are underground church members mostly male or female? Young or old? Rich or poor? Imprisoned or “free”?  Listen to Seoul USA’s podcast to find out!

Face of Persecution

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Listen In As A North Korean Defector Shares The Gospel With Her Own People

SUSA-KoreanSeoul USA is a ministry for North Koreans, with North Koreans, and by North Koreans. This is best seen in our North Korean radio broadcasting ministry. Every evening we send the gospel over the airwaves, but we do it in a unique way.

Many radio broadcasts into North Korea uses South Korean voices, but Seoul USA’s broadcasts are not only written and produced by North Koreans, but North Korean voices are used to proclaim the gospel!

Today, I want to include you in on one of our recent broadcasts. This was listened to by an estimated two million North Koreans, who risked their lives to do so. NMH, a North Korean defector who is now living in South Korea, both wrote the below script and recorded it with her own voice. Please click on link to follow along with the original NK audio as you read below . . .

Listen to NMH’s powerful gospel proclamation and prayer!

In the book of Jeremiah 17:7-8, God says, “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

This is the truth. God is our Savior. God is the only creator of all creation, and he made Adam and Eve, the first human beings in this world. God already has a special plan of for each one of us. God saved me from two flying bullets in the Duman River, and rescued me from prison. Then God led me to learn the words of God. God allowed me to join this school and make me to know him. He has a plan for me to evangelize North Koreans and help them be close to God.

Dear North Korean people,

Please seek and believe God boldly from now on. If you believe God, you will have peace in your mind and your children will be blessed and achieve what they want to do. Please trust God and pray hard. If you do believe human beings instead of believing God who created all the creation, you will live in the darkness of not seeing the sun forever and have a difficult life. Someone who ignores God has only a few days left before fall. Right now, you North Koreans who suffer in with starvation and cold without knowing Jesus, please take heart. Trust God and depend on him. Please open the Bible which contains the words of God. Only God can save your life in North Korea. Our Father God said not to worry about our life, what we will eat or wear. My people in North Korea, believing God is the only way to have the light of hope in our lives. From now on, read the Bible page by page carefully and follow these words. The only way to live is to have God as the compass of our lives. Our Abba Father is the one who created all the creation! I pray and look forward to worshipping together with all South Korean and North Korean people in peace.

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