North Korea

With ongoing talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and various world leaders, we want to encourage the church to pray.

The Graham family and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have a long history with the, often reclusive, country. Ruth Graham grew up in the capital Pyongyang, Billy Graham was offered the chance to preach at their top university, and Franklin Graham has maintained the relationship with disaster relief supplies.

Read below about how God has remarkably opened this door.


Billy Graham Reflects on North Korea


Franklin Graham Helps Build Trust in North Korea

Franklin Graham, president of the BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse, met with government officials, visited medical projects, and pledged more aid during an Oct. 12-15 visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), known to most as North Korea.



The Graham Family Legacy in North Korea

During the cold winters, Mrs. Graham recounted, she and her classmates often ice skated on Pyongyang’s frozen rivers. “Those were some of the most memorable years of my life, and many of my best friends over the years have been people who were classmates there,”



Reaching Out To North Korea

“In spite of the political differences that divide our two countries, we need to do all we can to care for the people of North Korea,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of both Samaritan’s Purse and BGEA. “We pray for the North Korean people at this time, and we pledge to do all we can in the name of Jesus Christ to extend a hand of friendship and practical assistance to them during this period of suffering.”