While most of Seoul stayed away from public gatherings during the recent MERS outbreak, 1,100 church leaders representing 163 churches from across the peninsula of South Korea came together to prepare their hearts and minds for the day when they can directly serve the children of North Korea.

Stepping into the large conference hall for the recent North Korea Ministry Summit (June 8 & 9) was an act of courage itself – a foreshadowing of the courage needed to some day minister to the children of North Korea.

Compassion North Korea Ministry Summit

According to a January 2014 report published by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRC or North Korea) practices systematic gross human rights violations and is one of the most repressive environments in the world.
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