Giving hope to persecuted Christians since 1995
Select Page

In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 here.

08/07/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “I fasted and prayed for a month that God would help me get to South Korea. After a month of praying, I was connected with a Chinese broker who could help me get to South Korea, and I had the conviction God would answer my prayer. I know that people who attempt to defect always carry poison to kill themselves if they get caught, but I never thought that I would get caught because God was protecting me and God would bring me to South Korea so I could worship freely,” Lee said.

It took three days to reach Thailand through Myanmar, followed by six months in a Thailand detention center. The center was crowded, and the environment was not ideal, but it was there that she was able to read the Bible for the very first time. She was so mesmerized by the Bible; she had only ever read the Apostles’ Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. During her six-month stay at the detention center, she read the Bible cover to cover.

When Lee Yeon Soo finally arrived in South Korea, she desperately wanted to share the Gospel with people still living in North Korea who were without opportunities to hear the good news, worship, or grow in their faith. She discovered the Free North Korea Radio (FNKR) channel, an ICC-supported channel that broadcasts the Gospel message into North Korea every day.

Her desire to share the Gospel with her people led her to her current position as FNKR staff in Seoul, where she is able to assist with efforts to share the Gospel with North Koreans every day. Today, Lee Yeon Soo is confident that God controls her destiny, not the Kims, who have ruled the minds of North Koreans for decades. She’s also thankful for a position that allows her to share that truth with the entire country on a daily basis.

To read more stories like this, sign up for ICC’s free monthly magazine.