Why We Serve

People ask why we do what we do, especially given all that is in the news regarding the political, security, and diplomatic tensions in and around North Korea. Our response is simply, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are compelled by grace and motivated by love to obey his command to feed the hungry and heal the sick. (Matthew 25: 31-46). Christian Friends of Korea has a unique opportunity to minister to those who are suffering in North Korea. Each time we visit, we confirm delivery of everything that we send and learn of new needs. As long as we are able to do these things, with God providing the means, we will continue in these efforts.

Time after time, we see real change in hearts and minds as the love, truth, patience, selflessness, wisdom, and compassion of Christ is shared. We pray you will partner with us, as we seek to serve our Savior and follow His great example, in meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters in North Korea. For if we do not answer the call, who will?

A member of one of our partner organizations, Mennonite Central Committee, who recently traveled with CFK to North Korea shared the following:

“While in the DPRK, most of our visits were to tuberculosis (TB) or hepatitis hospitals and rest homes. I learned that 40 percent or more of the rest homes’ and hospitals’ food supply came from vegetables grown in greenhouses, meat, soup mix, and other supplies sent to them through CFK, from outside the country. Up to 80 percent of the meat they consume is from CFK, including 24,000 cans the MCC meat in 2010. The meat not only provides much needed protein for pateints, but even the empty cans are also a small source of income for others. At the tuberculosis rest home in Kaesong, I learned that one can of meat feeds four people a day. At the TB rest home in Hwangju, we met a patient who was carried in on a stretcher, and now he is well enough to sit and play his guitar. I had seen, first hand, that our work does make a difference, and I am thankful that God allows me to serve in this unique project!”  

– Chad Webber, Assistant Canning Coordinator at Freepoint Mennonite Church

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Christian Friends of Korea
P.O. Box 936
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Phone: 828-669-2355

Email: cfk@cfk.org

Words of Truth

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

— Bible, 2 Corinthians 2:14
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