Monday, July 19, 2010

Save the Life of Missionary Son Jon Nam

Son Jong Nam, an underground Christian in North Korea, has spent more than a year in prison, awaiting public execution. On January 2006 he risked his life returning to North Korea to preach the gospel and our contacts believe he is still alive, although contact is limited.

Son Jong Nam Update

In 2007 The VOM made a concerted effort to publicize the arrest and imprisonment of North Korean Christian Son Jong Nam.

We have continued to follow Son Jong Nam’s case since that time, in spite of difficulties getting information out of North Korea. Our contacts on the Korean peninsula have informed us that the most recent information leads them to believe that Son Jong Nam has died in prison.

We are thankful for all those who prayed for and wrote letters to Son Jong Nam; we are also thankful for his example of faithfulness to Christ. He’s arrived safely Home.

Address for Son Jong Nam

Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea to the United Nations

820 Second Avenue, 13th Floor
New York
NY 10017.

When writing a letter, NEVER mention the name of the source of your information or the name of any organization. It is not dangerous for a prisoner to receive letters from individuals, but if an organization is mentioned they may be accused of links with ‘foreign organizations’ and receive harsher sentences. Also, please do not state anything negative about their government. For the latest information, including letter writing tools and helps, please visit

Below is a sample letter:

I gave thanks for you when I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray the eyes, ears and hearts of those who persecute you may open to Jesus. Philippians 1:29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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