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Help starving North Koreans

Help starving North Koreans

Provide physical and spiritual food for persecuted Christians

North Korea has been ranked the most dangerous place in the world for Christians. And now believers aren’t just facing persecution … they’re also starving. 

A historic food shortage is taking place in North Korea due to the pandemic and some of the country’s worst droughts in decades. People are dying. Families are desperate for food. But North Korea Chrisitans are asking for something else, too. They want Bibles.

Your $20 gift will provide one starving, persecuted believer with food for a week plus his very first Bible!

North Korea has been ranked the most dangerous place in the world for Christians. And now believers aren’t just facing persecution … they’re also starving. 

A historic food shortage is taking place in North Korea due to the pandemic and some of the country’s worst droughts in decades. People are dying. Families are desperate for food. But North Korea Chrisitans are asking for something else, too. They want Bibles.

Your $20 gift will provide one starving, persecuted believer with food for a week plus his very first Bible!

How your gift gets to people in need

North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world. But World Help has a network of trusted partners with 20+ years’ experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers.

Although we can’t share details because of security reasons, you can be assured your gift will help print, ship, and secretly distribute one Bible as well as a week’s worth of food to someone who has been desperately praying for it.

And since North Korean Christians share their Bibles with friends and family, you will impact many people with your gift!

How your gift gets to people in need

North Korea is one of the most secretive, closed-off countries in the world. But World Help has a network of trusted partners with 20+ years’ experience smuggling Bibles and other aid to believers.

Although we can’t share details because of security reasons, you can be assured your gift will help print, ship, and secretly distribute one Bible as well as a week’s worth of food to someone who has been desperately praying for it.

And since North Korean Christians share their Bibles with friends and family, you will impact many people with your gift!

North Koreans are begging for help. Will you respond?

People often ask, “Why do you send Bibles to North Korea when people could get arrested or even killed for owning one?”

The answer is simple — because our persecuted brothers and sisters continue to ask for them!

They know the risks, but they also know the comfort of God’s Word is worth it … especially now as they face famine and starvation on top of persecution.

Please pray for these suffering believers. And please give what you can to provide them with physical and spiritual food.

North Koreans are begging for help. Will you respond?

People often ask, “Why do you send Bibles to North Korea when people could get arrested or even killed for owning one?”

The answer is simple — because our persecuted brothers and sisters continue to ask for them!

They know the risks, but they also know the comfort of God’s Word is worth it … especially now as they face famine and starvation on top of persecution.

Please pray for these suffering believers. And please give what you can to provide them with physical and spiritual food.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have recent peace talks improved conditions for North Korean Christians?
Both South Korea’s president and President Trump have recently met for peace talks with Kim Jong Un. But these talks have focused on issues other than human rights abuses. The situation for North Korean believers remains as dangerous as ever. Still, Christians around the world are praying these talks will open doors for improvements in the future.

What translation of the Bible do you provide?
This varies because not all translations are available in all languages. But we make sure to always provide accurate, reliable translations so the Gospel is clearly presented to those who receive a Bible.
In what language are the Bibles World Help provides?
They are in the native languages and dialects of the people who receive them. We believe it is important for people to be able to read God’s Word in the language that they are most comfortable with and can most easily understand.

Isn’t it dangerous to provide Bibles in countries where they are illegal?
Yes. In many of the countries we work in, it is dangerous for our partners to distribute Bibles and for Christians to own them. But our partners and the Christians they serve request Bibles anyway. They believe that growing closer to Jesus is worth the risk. And we believe it’s important to support these persecuted Christians by honoring that request.
In what countries is it most difficult or dangerous to distribute Bibles?
In North Korea, being caught with a Bibles is grounds for up to a 15-year sentence in a labor camp. In China, owning a copy of God’s Word is one of the ways underground Christians are recognized and targeted for persecution. Still, believers in both countries continue to beg for more Bibles.

Who doesn’t have access to Bibles?
Often, it’s the people facing other difficulties like persecution, war, or extreme poverty. In areas where Christians are seen as outsiders, Bibles are nearly nonexistent. Impoverished Christ-followers simply can’t afford them, and refugees must frequently leave their Bibles behind when they flee their homes.

Can I donate extra Bibles I have at home?
We do not accept donations of physical Bibles at this time. Many of the Bibles we provide are printed in the country where they are distributed. This is more cost-effective than shipping them from the United States, which means we can provide more Bibles in the long run. If you do have extra Bibles, consider donating them to local churches or homeless shelters.

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