Founder Pastor Chun Ki-won was arrested in 2002 by Chinese police on the Mongolian border, on the escape route he pioneered. His arrest and eight month imprisonment caused a stir in South Korea, exposing the plight of North Korean defectors.
In 1995 when, as a missionary in the Yanji region, Chun met his first North Koreans in hiding. "These people had lost all their rights," he said. "The most important thing I could do was revive their humanity." Chun has an impressive success record, having orchestrated the escapes of more than 700 North Koreans with only a handful of failures.
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