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[NKR emergency relief]Please carry their burden together.

Oct 26, 2020

[NKR emergency relief]Please carry their burden together.

Dear partners,
 
I am missionary Kenneth Bae.
“First of all, I would like to express our deep appreciation to you for always keeping the North Korean refugees in your prayers and financially supporting them.”
 
 NKR is an organization involved in the rescue of and aid for the North Korean refugees in the third world countries and their families. We also raise funds for emergency relief for emergent circumstances for the North Korean refugees and their families. The entire donation raised is used in NKR Emergency Relief Funds. 

 
[Request for emergency medical aid for the families of North Korean refugees left in North Korea]
Sister Soo-Jung' Story 
 
Sister Soo-Jung determined to escape from North Korea just after turning 20 years old to get a job that would provide for her younger siblings dying of hunger and poverty. However, the journey to escape from North Korea was different from her expectation. She married a man in a third world country who has a mental disorder and gave birth to a girl. Amid shock and pain, she gained an opportunity to move to South Korea.
 
 
Soo-Jung has recently heard from her father that her mother is very sick and currently in hospital in North Korea. She is still conscious but unable to move around or speak due to paraplegia from complications. Soo-Jung is in severe shock and emotional pain because her family in North Korea depends entirely on her mother. She says she knows the medical treatment costs about 3,000 US dollars, but her father has not told her about this because he does not want to burden her. 
 
I know Soo-Jung very well from Nehemiah English School. After visiting the US from the last year’s discipleship training school, she expressed her excitement with a big smile. she is happy to be able to dream, which was impossible back in North Korea. She is a person of diligence and earnestness. Last year, she saved money from her part-time job to bring her younger sister to South Korea, but she was caught and repatriated to North Korea. In May, she had to send all her money saved and even some amount borrowed from her acquaintances to pay for her mother’s fibroid surgery. Even now, while preparing for college, Soo-Jung has been sending 300 dollars of 600 dollars that she earns from her part-time job to her family in North Korea and using what’s left to pay back her debt. She is trying her best to be as responsible as a mother to the daughter she left behind in the third world country. Life in South Korea has enabled her to have a dream and desire to achieve it, but the reality is just too harsh and burdensome for her to endure. so she just had to request some help.
 
"I try and try my best in doing what I can do, but things just don’t seem to be any better… please help..    "

Soo-Jung’s moment in Discipleship Training Camp
※ For security purpose, we use drawing instead of a real photo of Soo-Jung.
Dear beloved prayer warrior, I earnestly ask you to help her overcome this significant obstacle laid in her life. She is trying so hard and does not want to give it up to reality. Please help her by carrying the smallest portion of her heavy burden together so she can take one small step forward each day towards her dream. I genuinely believe your love and help will fuel Soo-Jung to achieve what she dreams with God.
 
The entire NKR Emergency Relief Funds raised for emergency medical aid will be used towards Choon-Hwa and Soo-Jung, along with other cases of the North Korean refugees and their families in need of emergency medical aids.
BANK TRANSFER
Bank: KEB Hana Bank  |   Accnt. No.: 558-910001-44438 | Accnt. Holder:NKR 
SWIFT BIC: KOEXKRSE Bank Branch: Sinjeong-dong Bank Tel: +82-2-2646-1111 
[Request for emergency medical aid for the families of North Korean refugees left in North Korea]  
Sister Choon-Hwa Jung's Story 

Sister Choon-Hwa Jung escaped from North Korea 15 years ago and now lives in secret in a third-world country with her husband, living off farm work.
 
Just ten days ago, her husband suddenly passed out from breathing difficulties and was diagnosed with pulmonary emphysema, a rare disease. Since a few years ago, the symptoms have been showing, but their lives were just too busy and tight on money to consult a doctor. The husband has been receiving therapy for weeks since passing out, which had to spend the entire family savings.
 
 
Choon-Hwa and her husband only make about USD $100 monthly from the farm work. Her husband still has to stay in the ICU for two more weeks to monitor his progress and needs to receive continuous therapy even after recovery. She feels her future with her daughter just seems so bleak. 
 
She now has to endure all the farm work by herself to support her 14-year-old daughter while taking care of her sick husband. Her husband, knowing better about the financial situation than anyone else, has requested to be discharged from the hospital. But they all know once he gets out of the hospital, the only thing waiting for him is death. 

Having been living a difficult life after escaping from North Korea, Choon-Hwa happened to meet a random person in the street who told her about Jesus and Heaven. Hearing about it all, she thought she would like to go to such a place where there’s no tears or pain.After accepting Jesus into her life, she started to pray to God about her husband who is on the verge of death,
 
“Please help my family, God! Please save my husband!”
 
The total cost of Choon-Hwa’s needs is $2,000. That includes $1,400 for her husband’s hospital expenses for the next two weeks and an additional $600 for after-care. Her family needs your help.   
Please be part of the body of Christ 
by supporting NKR Emergency Relief Funds.
 
 

Choon-Hwa Jung's husband in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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For security purpose, we use drawing instead of real photo of Choon-Hwa's husband.
 
BANK TRANSFER
Bank: KEB Hana Bank  |   Accnt. No.: 558-910001-44438 | Accnt. Holder:NKR 
SWIFT BIC: KOEXKRSE Bank Branch: Sinjeong-dong Bank Tel: +82-2-2646-1111 
※ The NKR Emergency Relief Fund raised for emergency medical support will be used towards Choon-Hwa's husband and Soo-Jung's mother, along with other emergency cases among the North Korean refugees and their families who are still residing in North Korea.
 
NKR(North Korea Relief)
nkr@nkrelief.org