Rev. Han Chung-Ryeol, Chinese pastor of Korean descent shared his faith with 1,000+ North Koreans in Hermit Kingdom before his assassination [#ChinesePastor #NorthKorea #HermitKingdom]
A pastor on the China-North Korea border shared his faith with at least 1,000 North Koreans in the Hermit Kingdom before he was assassinated in 2016, a defector claims.
Rev. Han Chung-Ryeol, a Chinese pastor of Korean descent, who ministered on the border town of Changbai since the early 1990s, was reportedly on Pyongyang’s most-wanted list as early as 2003 for his faith-based charitable work.
Rev. Han Chung-Ryeol fed and sheltered thousands of North Koreans over the years — many of whom had fled the famine-stricken country in search of food and jobs.
One of them, Sang-chul, shared his story in a short documentary from The Voice of the Martyrs, as a way to encourage believers around the world to participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
Chinese pastor shared Christian faith with 1000 North Koreans before execution, defector claims