in North Korea
About Our Partner
Korea has been a place where Presbyterian mission efforts have born amazing fruit. Vital, growing congregations are sending out missionaries to the ends of the earth, and they continue to reach out to share the Gospel with their neighbors, too. But the story of the church, and of the Korean people, has also been a story of division and separation. Since 1945, Koreans in the northern part of the peninsula have been separated from family and friends in the south.
The church in North Korea (Yes, there are Christians there!) has found a partner and friend in former missionary to South Korea, Sue Kinsler. Since 2001, Sue has engaged in ministries of compassion in North Korea that show God’s love for vulnerable people – orphans and persons with disabilities. Sue's work has always had the same objective – to help the neediest in North Korea – but it has shifted when the government there has increased their aid or put restrictions on outside help.
Presently, funds given through The Outreach Foundation will be used to help the training center for North Korean disabled in Shenyang, China, where the disabled are taught how to make prostheses for those needing artificial limbs or to become a barista. This training is done in relationship to the Korea Federation for the
Protection of the Disabled in Pyongyang.
For the past dozen years, the compassionate heart of Sue Kinsler has connected people from South Korea and the U.S. with needs in North Korea: feeding orphans, developing vocational programs for children and youth with disabilities, and enabling some of the latter to participate in two Paralympic Games.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 to support work among people with disabilities in North Korea.