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North Korea Persecution

North Korea is the most oppressive place in the world for Christians. Nearly one out of every four believers is imprisoned in a political labor camp. But this persecution hasn’t hindered the growth of Christianity in this closed country. The underground church is expanding, and Christians are hungry for the Word of God.

You can provide a Bible for a persecuted Christian today. All it takes is $10 to print and secretly send a copy of God’s Word to a believer in North Korea.

Our goal is to provide 100,000 Bibles and 100 church planter-training resources to North Korea as soon as possible. But we can’t do it without YOU! Please give as generously as you can to help your brothers and sisters in North Korea.

Persecution in North Korea

Christians in North Korea must practice their faith in secret. They can’t meet together to worship or tell others about Jesus. If they are caught with a Bible, singing a hymn, or praying, they can face up to 15 years in a labor camp.

Life in the camps is unbearable. Believers are forced to work 12 hours a day and are frequently beaten with metal rods. If they try to escape, they will most likely be shot or tortured. Even if they survive, many will suffer from post-traumatic stress for the rest of their lives.

But despite the danger, North Korean Christians know that Jesus is worth any risk, and they continue to beg for more Bibles.

Listen as Vernon Brewer, World Help founder and president, recounts stories of persecution he heard on his recent trip to the North Korean/South Korean border:

How you can help


As fellow Christians, we need to be praying for our brothers and sisters in North Korea. You may not know their names. You may not know exactly what they’re going through on a day-to-day basis, but you can still pray for them.


In addition to praying, you can provide help and comfort to a persecuted believer by sending him a Bible. It takes only $10 to place a Bible into the hands of a North Korean Christian.

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Train Church Planters

Thanks to exciting new technology, you now have an opportunity to provide resources that will train underground North Korea church planters in secret.

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From the field videos

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