From the Foleys
Is There Such A Thing As Smuggling Too Many Bibles Into North Korea and Other Closed Countries?
I regularly see ministries putting out ads claiming that the number one request of North Korean Christians is for Bibles, Bibles, and more Bibles. These ministries claim that for every few dollars you send, they'll send one more Bible into North Korea; the only limit is your generosity. I've even seen them claim to distribute Bibles into North Korean concentration camps.
As someone who has worked with underground North Korean Christians for many years, I can tell you that while such ads have tremendous emotional and fundraising appeal, they are not rooted in reality. The amount of time, care, logistics, people, money, and prayer it takes to place even a single Bible inside North Korea is beyond most people's imagining. It's never cheap, and it doesn't happen on a mass-production level. The shortage is never of Bibles available for distribution. Never.
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