The “North Korean Initiative” is a unique opportunity to reach North Korea with the gospel from China through utilizing “men, materials, and technology”.
Men: To plant churches along the border with the intention to reach and train ethnic Korean Chinese citizens to go into North Korea as evangelists and church planters.
Material: To produce and translate material (written, audio, and video) into the Korean language.
Technology: Use technology in creative ways to smuggle the Gospel material into North Korea.
Key Locations Along The Border
- Dandong City
- Population: 865,576
- About 3% Ethnic Korean (20-30 thousand)
- Yanbian Prefecture
- Population: 2,271,600
- 32% Ethnic Korean (725 thousand)
- Yanji City (Yanbian Prefecture – 1st Largest Yanji)
- Population: 400,000
- 1/3 to 1/2 Ethnic Korean
- Tumen City (Yanbian Prefecture – 2nd Largest City)
- Population: 136,000
- 57% Ethnic Korean
- Ji’an City
- Population: 230,000
- Men willing to risk their lives and face persecution as they serve on the front lines.
- Men willing and able to learn Chinese and Korean.
- Men willing to plant churches in a communist country to reach into another one.
- Men willing to be immersed in the Bible and teach others.
- Men willing to train others who can train others.
- Apply Here.
- “As of April 2017 holders of normal passports of all countries require a visa to visit North Korea. All visitors traveling for tourism require an authorization from a North Korean travel agency. An exception exists for Chinese tourists visiting only the Tongnim County who can stay in this county using the Chinese ID card instead of a visa and passport for up to two days. Most nationals may also visit Sinuiju for a day trip without a visa.” (Source)
- “Chinese cell phone service has been known to extend as far as 10 km (6 mi) into Korean territory, which has led to the development of a black market for Chinese cell phones in the border regions.” (Source)