The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is about the size of Florida and home to more than 23 million people. A number of government federations have welcomed Changing People’s Lives International Ministries to North Korea and have been cooperative in partnership towards helping the wellbeing of their own people.
Currently, Changing People’s Lives International Ministries is one of the few ministries that supports the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that is actively involved in North Korea. Our CPL President, Pastor Eliseo Lozano, said the following about North Korea in a recent report:
“North Koreans come across as being quiet, indifferent, and difficult to engage but I have discovered from my journeys into their homeland that I was wrong. They are humble and very open about their feelings. They take pride in what they know and are thankful for what you can do for them and with them!”
Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea, used to be the center of a vibrant Christian community in the past. Its rich spiritual history has inspired its nickname Jerusalem of the East. The government is slowly opening the door to approved religions. One of the most inspirational moments of Pastor Eliseo’s life was when he first heard a North Korea choir singing “How Great Thou Art.” If you ever join us on a mission trip to North Korea, you’ll be able to experience the profound meaning of faith when you listen to the sincere prayers of the people at one of those few churches that have embraced the meaning of your bible, your faith, and the belief in God.
Through the support of CPL Faith Partners, we’re able to lead a number of projects in North Korea, such as the most appreciated blankets for the winter season, sleeping mats for the elderly, and providing most needed food. We are also working on some other very unique spiritual related projects.
Life in communist North Korea is not always easy. People do things differently there, however, Changing People’s Lives International Ministries maintains a clear policy of no political intervention as we do ministry there. As long as we remain that way, we will continue to be a tool in God’s hands for the people within the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Become a partner with us into North Korea and discover how you could change the life of a child, or an elderly person who has lived a long life, or a father who wants only the best for his family. Those in North Korea are calling to you! Will you answer?