Joy Yoon

Stephen & Joy interviewed in The Eric Metaxas Show

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Jim Neathery, Stephen & Joy Yoon went all the way to NY and drop by The Eric Metaxas Show for an interview. They will be sharing insights about Joy’s new book Discovering Joy: Ten Years in North Korea in which they talk about the experiences living and working within the “Hermit Kingdom”.

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IGNIS Mentioned in TIME Magazine

image from TIME article

image from TIME article

What do you think of when you hear the word North Korea?

This TIME Magazine article was published one year ago from this month (August 24, 2017). It was published when political tensions were at their highest and when humanitarian work in the DPRK met many challenges to continue on-going support.

Since then, much has happened in one year's time. Tensions still exist between the US and DPRK, and there are still many uncertainties for continuing humanitarian work. However, this article is a good reminder of the good things that are happening in North Korea. It puts aside political views to look beyond the surface into the positive impact of engaging with DPRK.

The 200 Americans Living in North Korea Have Little Time Left to Leave

Many of the Americans who call North Korea home are pushing the Trump administration for new permission to return despite the travel ban.

Joy's article in the Sojourners Magazine

Photo by  Rene Böhmer  on  Unsplash

Photo by Rene Böhmer on Unsplash

Sojourn Magazine recently published an article written by one of our director, Joy, in the September/October 2018 issue. The article is an excerpt of her new book that speaks about her experience living in DPRK for more than a decade. The book will be available soon this coming October.

Living as Christians in North Korea

In North Korea, Christians are sometimes cast as enemies of the state. CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY religion in North Korea that is considered to be strictly a foreign religion. North Korea considers Christianity to be the forefront of American imperialism.