100 Days Campaign Update: China Is (Unsuccessfully) Blocking Our North Korea Christian Radio Broadcast

SUSA-KoreanScore one more for the North Korean Underground Church:

Seoul USA‘s NK-led, 100% Christian nightly shortwave radio broadcast has become the target of Chinese cooperation in blocking attempts, adding to the (ultimately unsuccessful) ongoing blocking efforts of the North Korean government.

Analysts note Chinese efforts to specially target a broadcast into North Korea are largely unheard of. That they would specially target our humble little (zillion megawatt) home-brewed effort of North Korean Christians makes you wonder if they understand the power of the gospel more than we do.

Jamming efforts are the best indicator we have of how threatening the NK regime considers our broadcast to be. That the Chinese have been invited to the jamming party is a better-than-best indicator…and it makes me button-busting proud of the North Korean Christians who are involved in the broadcast. It’s 1 Corinthians 1:26 in action.

An analyst told me something interesting over the weekend when I asked him what makes our broadcast such a threat. He replied that not only is the broadcast Christian, but it is voiced by North Koreans. He noted that many broadcasts are done in part or in whole using South Korean voices. Not only does this make the broadcast harder for North Koreans to understand, but the regime considers South Korean voices of evangelism to be less threatening than North Korean voices of evangelism.

This underscores one of the central convictions that has undergirded Seoul USA‘s approach throughout its ten year history:

No one is better equipped to reach North Korea…than other North Koreans.

And on that subject, here’s a second central conviction:

We can learn a lot about being Christian…from North Korean underground Christians.

Not too late to join the 100 Days of Worship campaign and follow the lead of the North Korean underground church in worshiping God in the common places of your life. Who knows? If you undertake this task, maybe the Chinese will start jamming you, too. 

About Pastor Foley

The Reverend Dr. Eric Foley is CEO and Co-Founder, with his wife Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, supporting the work of persecuted Christians in North Korea and around the world and spreading their discipleship practices worldwide. He is the former International Ambassador for the International Christian Association, the global fellowship of Voice of the Martyrs sister ministries. Pastor Foley is a much sought after speaker, analyst, and project consultant on the North Korean underground church, North Korean defectors, and underground church discipleship. He and Dr. Foley oversee a far-flung staff across Asia that is working to help North Koreans and Christians everywhere grow to fullness in Christ. He earned the Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio.
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2 Responses to 100 Days Campaign Update: China Is (Unsuccessfully) Blocking Our North Korea Christian Radio Broadcast

  1. Jody M. says:

    WOW!! That makes me laugh for joy!! God is BIGGER than jamming equipment, lol!! And I’m sure it’s encouraging to our North Korean brothers and sisters that they are reaching back into their native land. May the Lord continue to bless their work. :>}

  2. taethne says:

    Reblogged this on ta ethne and commented:
    If you don’t follow Seoul USA, you really need to…

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