Tag Archives: Catacombs

HHK Director Tim Peters sounds off in the New York Post on the worsening plight of North Koreans and defectors under Kim Jong Un

Life inside the surreal, cruel & sheltered North Korea By Maureen Callahan January 11, 2014 | 2:28pm North Koreans clean up in front of one of the 34,000 statues of Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, while grandson … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial: “Plight of North Koreans persists amid posturing”– HHK’s rescue activities highlighted

As last week’s abortive meeting between the two Koreas illustrated, the region’s foreign policy often seems to be at the mercy of Pyongyang’s irrational whims. This week, North Korea was at it again, proposing high-level talks with Washington just a … Continue reading

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Escape from North Korea:The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad

Helping Hands Korea is profiled extensively in Melanie Kirkpatrick’s much heralded account of the network of volunteers, many of them Christian activists, that has  sought to fill the vacuum created by governments and well-funded international agencies that have chosen to … Continue reading

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L.A.Times:American Missionary has his eyes trained on North Korea

Reporting from Seoul: It’s well after dark and Tim Peters leans forward to tell a story about poverty and North Korea. He’s surrounded by a dozen people at a gathering with the cozy atmosphere of a community college night class, the … Continue reading

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Cry Freedom! HHK urges UK Parliament to enact policy changes related to North Korea’s religious persecution and protection of refugees in China

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PBS on Helping Hands Korea and North Korean Refugees

Watch North Korea Refugees on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. What’s wrong with this picture? 50 miles north of here is possibly the worst human rights situation, including Christian persecution, in the entire world, and here we … Continue reading

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Tim Peters on the Coerced Mourning for the Death of Kim Jong-il

“It is a painful thing to watch this outpouring of emotion for someone who has been one of the most terrible despots of the 20th and 21st centuries,” said Tim Peters, a Seoul-based American missionary who assists North Korean defectors … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy(Jan-Feb)-”Preaching the Gospel in the Hermit Kingdom–Can Christian evangelicals save North Korea?”

The mission strategy of HHK/Catacombs to reach North Korean refugees is outlined by Tim in this issue written by Isaac Stone Fish, which gives an overview of various mission approaches to the extraordinarily difficult field of the great Christian persecutor, the … Continue reading

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Charity founder calls for more help for ‘second wave’ of orphans in China:Korea Herald Daily Newspaper

Helping Hands Needed for N.K. kids Charity founder calls for more help for ‘second wave’ of orphans in China He was only 11 years old, but he was already fending, rather unsuccessfully, for himself. Separated from his North Korean mother … Continue reading

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“Helping orphans find secure refuge in China”–JoongAng Daily News in partnership with IHT

An 11-year-old North Korean boy living alone a half-demolished home in China was found nearly dead from food poisoning after eating food found in the garbage. His refugee mother was arrested by Chinese authorities and returned to North Korea, and … Continue reading

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