Doing anything to get God’s Word to His people
Whether it’s buried, listened to on the radio, smuggled in and kept for generations or kept in a hidden closet, God’s Word is alive and active in North Korea. Through the Holy Spirit, it’s strengthening the faith of Christians in North Korea, reminding them of God’s love and the truth of His work for them.
This is why Open Doors is committed to helping North Koreans have access to Bibles, no matter what. It’s in our DNA—we started smuggling Bibles in the 1950s, and will do so until it’s no longer needed. In North Korea, through our regional partners we smuggle Bibles, books and other Christian materials—including materials for parents and youth—but we can’t tell you how, or how many people get them. Usually the books are destroyed after the Christians have read them, so there’s no evidence left in their home.
Open Doors helps Christians get Bibles and other Christian materials however we can—through radio, smuggling, safe houses or any other method that will work. What matters is helping God’s people get access to His Word so they can grow in their faith and deepen their love for Christ.
“The delivered Christian materials will be distributed to the believers in a timely and safely way,” says one secret church leader. “I’m convinced these materials will contribute to their spiritual growth. We, the church leaders, are committed and dedicated to giving our lives again for our responsibilities in Christ. We remember your love and trust towards us. We will teach our North Korean believers with the words of our God and keep focusing on the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”
Because of the Bibles and discipleship materials that make it into North Korea, God is strengthening His Church, who stand strong for Him, no matter the risk. “North Korean Christians are like the tree stumps of faith that our Lord has let remain,” says Kyung-So, a secret North Korean believer who has escaped the country.
“Pray for them. Pray for those that do missionary work, and assist them. Please pray for human rights and the freedom for North Koreans to worship Jesus Christ. Imagine the desperation of the people who live in such a place. The Kingdom of God must soon be realized upon the land. Please pray for the ones who believe in Jesus Christ.”