Saturday, August 08, 2009

Former North Korean propaganda officer now fights for freedom

Kim Sung Min is a former propaganda officer for the North Korean Army who is now fighting for the freedom and faith of his home country. Once a diehard socialist, Mr Kim’s eyes were opened to the modern-day Holocaust that was going on around him in North Korea, where Christianity is illegal and even failing to keep a portrait of Kim Jong-Il clean can mean being sent to a political prison camp. Like thousands of other North Koreans, he defected to China. But his newfound Christian faith compelled him to become an advocate for religious freedom for North Korea.

Mr Kim is now the President of the Association of North Korean Defectors and founded FreeNK Radio Broadcasting. He also serves as Dean of Underground University in Seoul, South Korea - a joint project of Seoul USA and Voice of the Martyrs, training North Korean exiles to return to their homeland to serve and grow the underground church.  Here his story in this video produced by The Voice of the Martyrs.

You can also download a high-definition version of this video to share with others.  To support the work of the Underground University, you can make a donation to VOMC’s Underground Church Fund by clicking here.

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