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“Can’t you just wait?” Why the Peace of Korea can—and must—be entrusted to balloon launchers, among others

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Launching balloons into North Korea is never boring work, but these are especially interesting times to be a launcher. “Why can’t you just wait to launch?” is the question one hears repeatedly, often urgently and in frustration, asked by government officials, police, media...

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The North Korea-South Korea Summit and the Panmunjom Declaration: Let’s Wait To Hear From North Korean Christians

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Posted on April 30, 2018 by Pastor FoleyVoice of the Martyrs Korea is built on this fundamental principle: When seeking to understand and interpret matters related to North Korean Christians, it is best to ask North Korean Christians. In fact, we believe that before we pray...

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Why I Don't Pray for North Korea to "Open to the Gospel"

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As I travel to speak about North Korea, I frequently hear Christians say, "I have been praying for many years for North Korea to open to the Gospel." This is a very understandable sentiment due to how North Korea is portrayed in the news. Take for instance the recent Associated Press...

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On The Death Of Our North Korean Student, Mrs. Choi

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Today, Holy Saturday, we are having the memorial service for our former student named Mrs. Choi. She was born February 10th, 1973. Her hometown was Chungjin, in North Hamgyeong Province. She was sold in China and lived near Harbin for some years, giving birth to a son. She came to Korea on April...

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It's now the post-missionary age of NK ministry, and its newest hero is Mrs. MG

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People sometimes mistakenly label Dr. Foley and me as "missionaries to North Korea." Actually, we are not missionaries but rather servants of the persecuted church of North Korea. Everything we do for North Koreans, we do in support of, in partnership with, and at the request of the North Korean...

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More than even our prayers or our money, persecuted Christians need this

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"How can we help persecuted Christians?" It is the question I have been privileged to be asked nearly every day for nearly two decades. Most people assume that the answer must be some combination of prayer and financial giving, and most people assume that the biggest challenges in helping will...

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An NK Bible Smuggling Story: How God Smuggles Bibles By Transforming Hearts, Not Deceiving Eyes

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I met a young North Korean man Sunday who was newly arrived in South Korea. He had defected shortly after completing his mandatory ten year military service. He had caught my attention during the worship service where I was preaching because he held eye contact with me the entire time, had...

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Congratulations to Ji Seong Ho, but the biggest North Korean heroes are those who cross the border in the other direction

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Ji Seong Ho may now be the best-known North Korean defector on the planet. The image of him holding his crutches aloft as President Trump told his story in the State of the Union address will not soon be forgotten. President Trump said that Mr. Ji is "a testament to the yearning of every human...

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NGO BELIEVES THE ANTIDOTE TO CHURCH DECLINE CAN BE FOUND IN THE MARTYRS

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In the midst of the overall decline in the membership and attendance of the Korean church, one NGO is urging Korean church leaders to look for answers in the words of the persecuted and the early Korean church. How does sharing the stories of martyrs renew people’s faith? As church...

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Our mission: To ensure that the voice of the martyrs never falls silent...

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The mission of Voice of the Martyrs Korea is to ensure that the voice of the martyrs never falls silent but is instead carried forward in our own voices and lived out in our own lives. By “martyr”, we mean the faithful witnesses to God in Christ across all geography and history who...

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