Prayer for North Korean Orphans: The Future

It’s always interesting to read reports from our missionaries in China about the North Korean orphans in Second Wave. The children have day-to-day lives and, like many children in the developed world, have simple dreams. A boy in Second Wave, "Jo Han", is one of the biggest troublemakers we have. His caretakers say that he lies a lot. He gets into the most fights and he is the most stubborn. But despite these flaws, he is determined to be a pastor. He reads the Bible everyday because, as he was told, that’s what pastors do. And he even tithes his allowance faithfully.

It is easy to forget that before he came to our group home just four years ago Jo Han had no dreams. He would dig in garbage cans for food or steal things from kids at school to sell. He had no dreams nor did anybody – his parents or relatives – have any dreams for him. They just hoped he would survive.

Dreams come when there is stability - food in the pantry and love in the home. They rarely come to those who are trying to survive the day. And for the North Korean orphans of Second Wave, these dreams are a sign of life.

As we pray this week, let us ask God to give us the wisdom on how best to honor the dreams God Himself is planting in each child’s heart. So that all of us, those who give, those who pray and those who do both, might be silent partners in each North Korean orphan's success.

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" -Jeremiah 29:11

Thank You! Two New North Korean Orphans in Our Care

Last winter Crossing Borders ran an email campaign that said your donation of $10 or more could help save two lives. With the generous contributions of our supporters, the campaign raised just short of the desired goal of $6000. We were able to make up the difference and commit to support two North Korean orphans in our Child Sponsorship program.

Your donations have changed the lives of these two children, and we would like to introduce them to you.

Sun Mee

Sun Mee is an 8-year-old girl. Her mother was captured by the Chinese authorities when she was a year old. Her father has psychological problems. She comes from a very small town and her grandmother takes her home every other weekend. Her favorite food is strawberries. Sun Mee wants to own a clothing shop one day. When asked what kind of clothes she wanted to sell in her shop she said, “Only for women!”


Hoonie is a 7-year-old boy. He was told by a relative that his mother is in another town but we were unable to verify this. All we know that his mother left him at a very early age and has never come back. His grandmother, who is also a North Korean refugee, was raising him. He is sickly and he misses class often. He loves to draw.

Most North Korean orphans in Second Wave have North Korean mothers who have abandoned them. Crossing Borders runs group homes, which provide them with holistic, compassionate care. All of these children are desperately poor and would be left in the streets had it not been for your help.

You can profoundly alter the course of a North Korean orphan's life by donating to this program. Please click here to see how you can powerfully affect the work that we do in sharing Christ's love with them.

Thank you to those who donated to this campaign. We look to build off this success throughout this year and beyond. We really feel like we are on to something great. Stay tuned.