Underground Churches in
This is the message delivered of North
Koreans from their underground churches.
I am Pastor Youngsik
Kim in charge of Yerang Missionary for evangelization of North Korea and China.
The objective of delivering this --- message is to encourage all the Christians
in the world to pray
for our brothers and sisters who are subject to severe affliction and even death
sentences due to
nothing but believing in Jesus Christ.
Please read it through with the love of Jesus Christ even when it might not be
interesting to you.
I came to obtain your mail address from your organizations that you belong to.
I do not possess any other private information except for email addresses.
Upon reception of this
letter without your consent, I deeply apologize.
Yerang Missionary (http://gajo.org)
Pastor Youngsik Kim
We became successful in meeting with the leaders of the North Korean underground
in a foreign country. We have been in indirect contact with them for several
years. The stumps of faith!
As eyewitnesses the living Christians in North Korea, we had no choice but to
These tears made it very sure to us that the Christian from North and South
Korea are brothers to each other. I heard of incredible facts far beyond description. The North Korean brothers
who have lived
under affliction for more than 50 years! I became ashamed of my faith with
consideration of their
Christian remarkable lives.
I heard of their own testimonies on how much the God took care of the Christians
under the affliction
by the North Korean government. Bong-Soo Church and Chil-Gok Church in PyongYang,
of North Korea, are administrated by the government and all the members of these
churches are from
Communism Party. These camouflaged members and churches were made so as to draw
from foreign Christian organizations. It was heard that all the offerings to
PyongYang Chosun Christian Union from the churches in North Korea were transferred to Jung-il Kim for his
North Korean Christians testified that it was the saddest situation just to look
at the cross of
the Bong-Soo Church, weeping, but not to worship inside there.
They have been overcoming extremely severe distress, poverty, and hunger.
Nevertheless, they have been prayed and prepared to build up the church of God
if it is allowed by God. They also said,
"We well know where all the churches destroyed in the past were. We will build every one of them up with the consent of God.
We have been praying and preparing for it with firm and steady determination.
Please pass these words to the brothers and sisters in South Korea."
They also said,
"None of our brothers of faith have starved to death.
We have helped each of us in need with tithe. Although we can not gather for worship, we have not missed a day without the
prayer and the Apostles' Creed."
It seemed to me that the Christians in North Korea are ready to walk with the
Lord Jesus Christ. They are the children of God who overcame the sufferings.
I was able to see the power of God through their lives.
We made an offer of 1000 suits of winter clothes, shoes, medical supplies, 3
tons of rice and books. But, they did not want to accept them. They did not want any material. We were
careful not to
hurt their feeling as if it was our showing-off to those who admirably endured
even without these materials.
Finally, we were able to hand over these materials to them with extremely humble
"These are the gift of love from South Korean brothers to North Korean brothers.
At the same time, these are offerings from South Korean churches to North Korean
They burst joyful tears and left, saying,
"Thank you very much for considering us. Let's pray with love for each other
everyday from now on."
North Korean youths in studing bible.
Please spread out this letters so that more people will pay attention to North
and the evangelization in China. You can post this on the web page of
the Church that you attend.
- If you need
more information on the actual atmosphere in North Korea and China,
go to the homepage of
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