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1North Korea

  • Leader: Kim Jong-un
  • Population: 25.4 million (300,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion: Atheism/traditional beliefs
  • World Watch List Rank: 1
 
GIVE TO SUPPORT NORTH KOREAN BELIEVERS

GIVE TO SUPPORT NORTH KOREAN BELIEVERS

Your prayers and gifts can enable Open Doors' secret workers to smuggle physical and spiritual support into North Korea. Will you pray and give today to support our brothers and sisters who are risking it all?

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Persecution is led by the state which sees Christians as hostile elements that have to be eradicated.

Due to constant indoctrination, neighbours and family members, including children, are highly watchful and report anything suspicious to the authorities. If Christians are discovered, they are deported to labour camps as political criminals or killed on the spot; their families share their fate. Meeting for worship is almost impossible, so is done in utmost secrecy. The churches shown to visitors in Pyongyang serve mere propaganda purposes.

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Please Pray 

  • For God to comfort and strengthen His followers, especially those who suffer in prisons, labour camps and remote areas
  • That God would speak to Kim Jong-Un, giving him a revelation of Jesus, the servant king
  • That the power of evil in this nation will be broken and its people healed and restored.
 

How Open Doors helps

Open Doors' goal has always been to 'strengthen what remains and is about to die' (Revelation 3:2). This verse is especially relevant to the North Korean Church. Without our support, many Christians would starve to death. Open Doors works to support the church in North Korea by:

  • Supplying persecuted believers with emergency relief aid (such as food, medicines, clothes)
  • Distributing books and other Christian materials
  • Training through radio broadcasting
  • Providing shelter, aid, training and training materials to North Korean believers in China (who often travel back to North Korea).

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