CRASH Japan’s child trauma program OperationSAFE joined twenty-six organizations in Seoul to collaborate to explore rescue plans for North Korea
SEOUL, Korea (October 23, 2014) — A consultation initiated by Cornerstone Ministries International with 26 other ministry organizations resulted in several core values established for delivering the Gospel to North Korea: “Servanthood,” “Faithfulness,” and “Management by Obedience to God.”
This was agreed to by everyone at the gathering, with an ultimate goal of furthering an indigenous, self-sustaining church in North Korea that is holistic, healthy, and Christ-centered.
The consultation led to three rescue scenarios:
Scenario 1 – current situation remains the same;
Scenario 2 – the country opens up;
Scenario 3 – Collapse.
The consultation also explored 11 possible ministry tasks: 1. Disaster Recovery, Child Trauma, Food; 2. Medical intervention; 3. Church Planting; 4. Bible and Literature Distribution; 5. Children/Youth/Family Ministry; 6. Communication; 7. Leadership Training; 8. Prayer (Intercession & Covering); 9. Community Development; 10.Foundations; 11. Ministries.
One example of action considered in Scenario 3, with a possible sudden collapse in NK would be: Disaster Recovery Team deploying rapid assessment teams and mobilizing global disaster network response. Child trauma teams would launch camps in two months and run for two years. Volunteers would need to be mobilized for response, along with a Food Team bringing food into the country with local distribution during the crisis. Additionally, medical teams would be organized to rescue refugees from health threats and supply medicine to existing health care centers.
All who were gathered committed themselves to advance their action plans and to participate in the upcoming “Mayday Mayday Mayday” conference to be held on April 29~ May 1, 2015.
NK consultation delegates are inviting others who share this vision to join in partnership. The criteria for inclusion in the partnership is Kingdom theology, integrity, and Christ-like character. Please join by going to www.rescuenk.org and signing up for partnership.