Compassion Ministries
in North Korea

About Our Partner

Korea has been a true success story of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s global mission efforts. Yet 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 has found a friend in former missionary to South Korea, Sue Kinsler. Since 2001 Sue, under the umbrella of the Green Tree Foundation International, has engaged in ministries of compassion in North Korea that focus on vulnerable people – orphans and persons with disabilities. Sue goes into North Korea five to six times a year and takes groups with her one or two of those times. She carries out her ministry with full cooperation of the North Korean government officials connected with disability concerns.

The Impact

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 Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $20,000 to feed hungry children and support work among disabled people in North Korea.