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June 30th, 2009
Crossing Heaven's Border
Video: A Missionary's Perspective

Pastor Chun Ki Won is the director of Durihana, a Christian missionary organization that helps North Korean defectors make the treacherous journey along the Asian underground railroad to safety in South Korea. A former hotel manager and divorced father of two, Chun founded Durihana after witnessing first-hand the living conditions of the nearly 100,000 North Korean refugees living in hiding in northeast China. In this web-exclusive interview, Chun talks about his motivations, and describes the complex relationship that many defectors have with Christianity.

  • Georgia Reed

    My husband and I love PBS. This story and series has really touched our hearts and we appreciate it so much. It’s so refreshing to see something real and worthwhile coming from our tv set. It makes having a television worth it. Please please keep up the good work.

  • Tony Hewett

    Dear Pastor Chun, I really want to contact you as I have been taking bibles into China for seven years and was deeply moved by the escape of the student told
    in the readers digest, I would like your help in reaching him as I would like to have him as a friend
    and to give him any help he may need. God Bless your

    In Christ

    Tony Hewett

  • henry

    even if the refugees get caught during escape and end up being executed, i really hope they at least come to have a personal relation with Jesus and receive salvation. that way they enter the real heaven.

  • Sandra

    Dear Pastor Chun, I too would really like to contact you, if not for in the name of Christ, in the name of humanity. I am not a Christian, nor an athethist. I am an agnostic, and believe that what is being done to the North Koreans is a horrible horrible horrible plight. I would like to help in your mission and would hope that PBS would pass on this message.


  • René Wolf, Würzburg germany

    Hello dear Pastor Chun,

    I too would like to contact you an help you. I am a Christian.

    I want to donate money.

    How can i do that?

    Kind regards,
    God bless you.

  • Eric

    God Bless this man!!

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