Story number 1 for 18 Jun 2001

By June 18, 2001

(North Korea)–We begin today in North Korea where the severity of the drought they face rivals any other since they began keeping records a century ago. Christian agencies are responding in kind, working to deliver aid. Far East Broadcasting Company’s Billy Kim describes their effort. “We raised 400-thousand dollars in a ten-hour radiothon-we gave [it] to [the] Red Cross. Also, we were instrumental in working with the Korean churches to 21 boxcar loads of flour meal from China.” Kim adds that despite some obstacles, they are sharing the Gospel. “All the North Korean television and radio has been fixed channel, so they can not get outside. We have to send receivers through China. There’s a number of people coming out of North Korea to northern China to get food and we are able to put a couple radios in their rice sack or corn meal sack-that’s the only way to get through.”

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