North Korea

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 Interview with MCC


Check out the interview our Director, Joy Yoon, had with MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) last May 15th, 2018.  She talks about life on the ground in North Korea and how prayer is bringing peace within reach.


Learn, Pray, and Join us in the process of reconciliation


Since Thanksgiving, our #SHARETHEWARMTH campaign was launched and active in raising awareness and funds to provide snow boots to children inside North Korea. Thanks to every single individual & group that got involved, we were able to raise over $30,000 from our US office. That means another 3,000 children will receive snow boots this year! As Ignis Community, we are truly so blessed and humbled by all the hearts who contributed to our annual shoe initiative. 

The photos below were taken at some of the orphanages in North Korea our team visited during the last shoe verification trip in October. The joy that the children shared was such a blessing for all of us. Though the sun was shining bright during our trip, current forecast shows parts of North Korea to be as low as 0ºF. We hope these snow boots are helping the children stay warm as they go to school and play with their friends.

Continue to check in for more updates on our Shoe Donation Program. We are excited to deliver more snow boots in 2016 to keep the children cozy again next winter. Thank you for helping us #SHARETHEWARMTH with all the little feet of those in North Korea.