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North Korean Defector Remembers Compatriots; Secretly Broadcasts Gospel Pleas to Worship the True God

( [email protected] ) May 08, 2018 12:11 PM EDT
After escaping from North Korea to South Korea, a defector broadcasts gospel music for his compatriots through the radio program “Hello from Seoul, the Republic of Korea”.
North Korean defector pleas compatriots not to see their leader as a god through broadcast. New York Post

After escaping from North Korea to South Korea, a defector broadcasts gospel music for his compatriots through the radio program "Hello from Seoul, the Republic of Korea".

North Korea Defector Pleas Compatriots to Believe in Jesus through Broadcast

According to Reuters, after Kim Chungseong escaped to South Korea from North Korea in 2004, he began holding an hour-long radio program "Hello from Seoul, the Republic of Korea" every day. In the program, he preaches the gospel; tells people about the stories of Jesus and that God is the only one we should worship; urges his compatriots not to worship a man like a god or believe in cults.

Kim Chungseong states that many North Koreans risked their lives to escape persecution from high-pressure regime, but the outside world does not fully understand the oppression they received.

In the program, Kim encourages his compatriots to pray for each party member of the party congress to have the opportunity to meet God and stop personal worship. "I am desperately praying that North Korea's Kim Jongun and all administrators under him kneel down in front of God and repent for their sins, leave the path of tormenting their people."

He reveals that the radios that can receive the broadcast signals were transported into North Korea through secret channels.

Escapee Records Gospel Songs and Sends Them Back to North Korea

Another defector Jung Gwangil also tries sharing the gospel with his compatriots regardless of the barrier from the North. The songs he produced are same as the patriotic songs in the state-run broadcast in North Korea, but he changes the name of the leader to Jesus and Holy Spirit.

Jung says, "These songs are exactly the same as the ones you can hear in North Korea. They have the same accompaniment and voice, but the names are all changed." Like Kim Chungseong, he records songs, foreign movies and TV shows on USB and DVD, and smuggles them into North Korea through secret channels.

The North Korean government strictly prohibits people from listening to outside reports. However, many people will still listen to banned media in secret. According to statistics, up to 29% North Koreans listen to foreign broadcasts in secret.

(Translated from Chinese.GospelHerald.com)