On previous trips, Norm and Cher delivered shipments of more than 3 million dollars worth of medical supplies, visited devastated flood areas, distributed medicines to ill-equipped hospitals and became the only foreigners ever to perform sacred music with the choir of the country’s official Protestant Church in Pyongyang.
While the Nelsons and their most recent delegation were in North Korea, the country was ravaged by torrential rains which produced the worst flooding in 40 years. During their visit the deluge killed more than 600 people, rendered 100,000 homeless and destroyed 8,000 public buildings, in addition to wiping out roads and 25% of the country’s current agricultural crop.
The delegation made a financial donation to assist with flood relief, a contribution that surprised and impressed North Korean officials.
Compassion Radio is launching a “Love North Korea” project to send relief aid to flood victims through the Korean Church Federation – the agency with whom Compassion Radio has partnered in previous humanitarian outreaches.
You are invited – indeed, we urge you – to contribute to this humanitarian project as a way to demonstrate the compassion of Christ and His people toward these who are suffering from this natural disaster.