My wife and I recently had the opportunity to do that at the recording studio in our South Korean office. VOM Korea provides North Korean Christians with one of the strongest (200kW) shortwave radio signals into North Korea for 90 minutes every night, reaching an estimated 2 million listeners according to independent surveys.
Our 90 minute broadcasts normally revolve around a central theme such as sin, creation or the names of God. They contain simple and clear teaching on the Bible but in a conversational style with both South Koreans and North Koreans participating. Throughout the broadcast we play songs from our North Korean hymnal that relates to the particular subject.
We also add short radio greetings from Christians all around the world. This is particularly important because North Koreans have been taught that Westerners hate them and that Christian missionaries like to “eat the guts” of North Koreans. In fact, only a few months ago, I had a recent defector come up to me and declare that he was trained to shoot people like me!
A short audio greeting from Christians in the West goes a long way in helping NKs question what the Kim regime has taught them since birth. And even more important, it plants the seed of God’s love in their heart.
The radio broadcast team at VOM Korea, would like to welcome you to send us a short audio clip of your greetings and of God’s love!
We can’t promise that we’ll use every one, but I pledge to personally listen to whatever you send. Before you record your own greeting and send it to me, listen to the other greetings below.
Listen to Susana’s Greeting.
Listen to Colin’s Greeting.
Listen to Alexander’s Greeting.
You’ll notice that the greetings are very short and very simple. Please don’t talk about any topics that are too theologically deep such as atonement, propitiation, soteriology, or the Trinity. Even something as simple as “prayer” can be misunderstood in North Korea. We never water down the gospel message, but we make sure to unpack Scripture in an understandable way during the 90-minute broadcast.
Please send your short recordings to me at [email protected]. If your particular recording is too large to send via e-mail, please use www.wetransfer.com – it is very simple and reliable. With each recording, make sure to spend ample time praying that God would use this simple recording to remind North Korean of God’s love and care for them . . . expressed through your voice!