God’s Heart for North Korea

January 15, 2012

We will be hosting a Special Speaker at 10 AM on Sunday, Janaury 22 at the Raytown Vineyard Church.  We have invited Paul Kim to come and bring a message regarding his thoughts and experiences regarding God’s Heart for North Korea to our church, which now meets at the Truesdale Home.  In an effort to get the word out early, we are posting this note earlier than normal. 

You may know these things about North Korea:

+ Upon the recent death of his father, Kim Jong-un, who is in his twenties, has become the leader of North Korea.

+ North Korea fields the fourth largest army in the world, and has nuclear weapons.

+ The border between North Korea and South Korea is one of the heaviest milatarized zones in the world.

+ The North Korean church is one of the most persecuted in the World.

But did you know:

+ The first Missionary to Korea was martyred just outside the capital city of Pyongyang in 1866.

+ About 40 years later, a great revival broke out in Pyongyang that touched all of the country of Korea. Pyongyang became a center of missionary movement throughout the entire country and region.

+ When Billy Graham’s wife Ruth Bell Graham was growing up as a Missionary Kid of parents serving in China, she attended Boarding School in Pyongyang.

+ There is a growing awareness that God’s work in North Korea is far from over.

We will be sharing a potluck lunch afterwards, so feel free to bring a dish to share.

Here is a little more information about our Guest Speakers:

We are honored to welcome Paul Kim to our church on January 22 to share about God’s heart for North Korea.

Paul and his wife Joy were both born in Korea. Paul immigrated to the US as a boy, and Joy immigrated later in life as an adult in her twenties. They have two wonderful teenaged children.

Paul is dedicated to fasting and praying until they see the realization of their vision for North Korea to be set free to experience open prayer and worship in the name of Jesus.

In July of 2009, Paul was commissioned for ministry to North Korea from Keun Teo church in Busan, Korea.

The Kim family currently resides in Kansas City. Paul serves in the leadership of an international prophetic, healing and deliverance ministry based in Kansas City. Paul also serves in leadership at the Korean United Presbyterian Church of Kansas.