Missions, The Persecuted Church Across the World

Korea – The Gospel, a casualty of the peace process? – July 18th 2018

Barnabas News, 10 July 2018

Anxious to avoid jeopardising the peace talks before the summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un, South Korea clamped down on a twelve-year-long effort of Christians to send Bibles and Scriptural materials by balloon into North Korea.

GPS tracking had confirmed that thousands of Bible-filled flash drives, donated by US students, were successfully dropped into North Korean territory.

Koreans living in China have been carrying out missionary activity for the last 20 years, ministering to North Koreans visiting family in China or having escaped across the border.

The mission team teaches new Christians the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed as well as Bible verses, and sends them back into North Korea to share the Gospel – at risk of imprisonment.