Where We Work
Climate: Temperate, with rainfall concentrated in summer; long, bitter winters.
Terrain: Mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; wide coastal plains in west, discontinuous in east.
Environment Issues: Water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water; waterborne disease; deforestation; soil erosion and degradation
Government Type: Dictatorship, single-party state; official state ideology of “Juche” or “national self-reliance.
North Korea continues to be the most persecuted nation in the world. If discovered, Christians face imminent death or a grueling life inside a labor camp. If a Christ-follower has children, they can expect their children’s teachers to encourage them to report any suspicious, faith-based behavior they see at home. The government will go so far as to search for Christians who have fled the country so that they can be returned and dealt with.