North Korea

  • Leader: Kim Jong-un
  • Population: 25.4 million (300,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion: Atheism/traditional beliefs
  • Government: Communist dictatorship
  • World Watch List Rank: 1
  • Source of Persecution: Dictatorial paranoia
 

Risking it all in North Korea

Video: Risking it all in North Korea

In this short film, discover the incredible risks that Christians in North Korea are taking to follow Jesus, and the difference that your support makes to them.

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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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Imprisonment, torture, death: this is what you risk if you decide to follow Jesus in North Korea.

The family that has ruled North Korea for three generations are worshipped like gods, and any suggestion that there is a higher authority than the nation's leader, Kim Jong-un, is immediately crushed. Tens of thousands of Christians are incarcerated in horrific labour camps, and thousands more keep their faith in Christ a complete secret - often their own family members do not know of their faith.

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Please Pray 

  • For Kim Jong-un, that he would come to know the one true God. Pray for change within the regime and that the power of evil will be broken
  • For protection for secret Christians, and for strength and endurance for those in labour camps
  • Ask God to protect Open Doors secret workers as they smuggle food and Bibles into North Korea.


KEEP HOPE ALIVE.
PRAY. GIVE. SPEAK OUT.

How we help

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 training and training materials to North Korean believers in China.

Watch Videos

Listen to Hea-Woo's story

Recorded for Premier Radio during a visit to the UK in 2014, Hea-Woo tells firsthand the story of how she survived as a Christian in North Korea's prison camps.

Day 1: Her husband's story

Day 2: Betrayed in China

Day 3: God's voice through the pain

Day 4: Only three days to live

Day 5: A church in the prison camp

 
 

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